Indiana School Choice Scholarship
The following is a simplified version of the Indiana School Choice Scholarship program. Many special situations exist in every household and are addressed in the detailed version of the program on Indiana’s Choice Scholarship webpage.
September 1 is the annual deadline for Choice Scholarship applications to the DOE for each school year.
STEP 1: To receive a Choice Scholarship in the 2018-19 school year, the student must satisfy ALL of the following 3 initial requirements.
- The student has legal settlement in Indiana.
- The student is between the ages of 5 – 22 years-old no later than August 1, 2018.
- The student must be accepted for enrollment into the Choice Scholarship school.
STEP 2: Does the student meet ONE of the following 7 School Choice Eligibility Pathways?
IF YES, STEP 3:
A. What is the household size of where the student resides?
B. Is the household’s ADJUSTED Gross Income plus other non-taxable income of the household at or below the income limits for their household size? (Note: The income limits listed below are for 2017-18. Income limits are based on the Federal Free & Reduced lunch program and are typically released for the next school year in February. Income limits for 2018-19 Choice Scholarships will be based on 2017 Adjusted Gross Income.)
Students residing in a household at or below the 100% level (green column) qualify for a FULL Choice Scholarship.
Students residing in a household at or below the 150% level (yellow column) qualify for a PARTIAL Choice Scholarship.
The value of the Choice Scholarship for each student depends upon the public school corporation in which the family resides. For additional public school corporations, see the Estimated Choice Scholarship Award Amounts 2017-2018.
An ESTIMATED Choice Scholarship will be awarded until the true value of the Choice Scholarship is determined by the IDOE in December 2017. The Full and Partial Choice Scholarships listed in the above chart are ESTIMATED. The value of the 2018-19 Choice Scholarship is based on the public school corporation’s Average Daily Membership, which will be determined on the September 2018 Count Day.