Scholarship Student Information
As part of Florida’s school choice program, the state offers scholarships for Kindergarten-12th grade students who meet eligibility requirements. If your student is currently receiving one of the following scholarships, please take a moment to review the information and links below.
Scholarships are provided through non-profit funding organizations and have individual requirements for both eligibility and access to FLVS. Learn more about each of these scholarship programs here.
McKay Scholarship Students
The McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities provides students with special needs the opportunity to attend an eligible public or private school of their choice. View additional information from the Florida Department of Education here.
As of July 1, 2016, FLVS courses taken by a McKay scholarship recipient will be fully funded through the Florida Education Finance Program and will no longer result in a scholarship reduction. Students can take up to two (2) FLVS courses per year without it affecting eligibility.
Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Students
The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (most commonly administered by funding organization Step Up for Students) expands educational opportunities for low-income families. Funds may be used to pay tuition and fees at an eligible private school or for transportation to a public school outside the family's residential district. View additional information from the Florida Department of Education here.
Students can take up to two (2) FLVS courses per year through the Florida Education Financing Program without it affecting their eligibility or reducing the amount of their scholarship. Taking more than two FLVS courses per year may result in a student becoming ineligible for the scholarship.
Gardiner Scholarship (Formerly known as PLSA) Students
The Gardiner Scholarship provides scholarships to eligible students with disabilities that can be used to pay for approved services or products. View additional information from the Florida Department of Education information here.
PLSA students can take FLVS courses through their scholarship with no limit on the number of courses. The cost for each course will be taken from the scholarship account after the add-drop period. Please discuss this option with your scholarship provider.