Scholarships

Need-Based Financial Aid

In an effort to reduce the financial burden families face in paying for high-quality, private education, Saint Louis Covenant School supports various scholarship programs that you may qualify for.

All families applying for the FACTS Grant & Aid must apply for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC) prior to being considered for school financial aid. 

Saint Louis Covenant School accepts students participating in the following state scholarships:

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (FTC) 

The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC) was created in 2001 with the sole objective of providing children from low-income families a learning option they may not otherwise be able to afford. This program depends on the contributions of companies, which are then awarded state tax credits. To qualify for a Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC) based on income, a household’s gross income must fall below the caps established. Household members include anyone who permanently resides at the residence. Priority will be given to students whose household income is at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Line or $51,337.50 or less for a family of four. The following students do not need to meet the household income requirements: a student who is currently placed, or during the previous state fiscal year was placed, in foster care or in out-of-home care and students who are homeless. All other families, regardless of student type, must meet the income guidelines in the initial eligibility year.

Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options Program (FES-EO or FES For Educational Options)

The Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (FES-EO) program is for lower to middle income families and for students who meet other categorical requirements. To qualify for a Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (FES-EO) based on income, a household’s gross income must fall below the caps established. Household members include anyone who permanently resides at the residence. Priority will be given to students whose household income is at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Line or $51,337.50 or less for a family of four. The following students do not need to meet the household income requirements: a student who is currently placed, or during the previous state fiscal year was placed, in foster care or in out-of-home care, students who are homeless, siblings of students who qualify for a Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (FES-EO) or for the Family Empowerment Scholarship for students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA), dependent children of members of the United States Armed Forces, including reservists, and dependent children of law enforcement officers.

Family Empowerment Scholarship for Unique Abilities Program (FES-UA)

 

The Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA) allows parents to personalize the education of their students by directing money toward a combination of programs and approved providers. Originally called the Gardiner Scholarship, in 2021 this program was rolled into the Family Empowerment Scholarship to help grow the program and to streamline the state’s scholarships. The Family Empowerment Scholarship has continued to expand, with the integration of the McKay Scholarship program into the Family Empowerment Scholarship in 2022.

The following categories of items and services are approved uses for the scholarship funds: instructional materials, curriculum, specialized services, eligible private school tuition and fees, home education program tuition and fees, eligible postsecondary institution program, full-time private tutoring, part-time tutoring services, Florida Department of Education Approved Online Course Providers, Florida DOE Approved Virtual Instruction Program (VIP) Providers, Florida Virtual School (FLVS), Standardized Testing Fees, Stanley G. Tate Florida Prepaid College Program, Florida 529 College Savings Program, Contracted Public School Services, Fees Associated with Specialized Summer Education Programs, Fees Associated with Specialized After-School Education Programs, Transition Services Provided by Job Coaches, Annual Educational Evaluation Fees, Tuition and Fees Offered by Approved Voluntary Prekindergarten Education (VPK) Program Providers, Tuition and Fees Offered by Approved School Readiness Providers, Horse Therapy, Music and Art Therapy, and Tuition or Fees for Nationally or Internationally Recognized Training Programs for Children with Neurological Disorders or Brain Damage.

Under the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Unique Abilities Program (formerly Gardiner and McKay Scholarships), parents must pay tuition and fees for their child(ren) and be reimbursed by the scholarship agency. Saint Louis Covenant School will not accept direct payments from the scholarship agency.

 

For more information visit:

Florida Department of Education: www.floridaschoolchoice.org.

Step up for Students: www.stepupforstudents.org

AAA Scholarship Foundation: www.aaascholarships.org.

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Mrs. Elena Alvarez

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ext. 1313

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