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 (FTC) and Florida Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (FESEO or FES For Educational Options)

The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC) remains unchanged from previous years. Like the FES for Educational Options, the FTC program is a traditional scholarship where funds are used to pay for tuition and fees at approved private schools. Both the FES for Educational Options and FTC programs are income-based scholarships and both scholarships are covered on one application.

Family Empowerment Scholarship for Unique Abilities (FES-UA or FES Formerly Gardiner)

The Family Empowerment Scholarship (formerly Gardiner) is different than other state scholarships in that it allows parents to personalize the education of their children with unique abilities by directing money toward a combination of programs and approved providers. These include schools, therapists, specialists, curriculum, technology – even a college savings account (called ESA). This scholarship is awarded to students with specific medical diagnoses.

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

McKay Scholarship


The McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program, originally created in 1999, provides scholarships for eligible students with disabilities to attend an eligible public or private school of their choice. Students with disabilities include K-12 students who are documented as having an intellectual disability; a speech or language impairment; a hearing impairment, including deafness; a visual impairment, including blindness; a dual sensory impairment; an orthopedic impairment, and other health impairment, an emotional or behavioral disability; a specific learning disability, including, but not limited to, dyslexia, dyscalculia, or developmental aphasia; a traumatic brain injury; a developmental delay; or autism spectrum disorder.

IMPORTANT: Students on the McKay Scholarship in 2021-22 will be eligible for the ESA style scholarship when the program merges with FES in 2022-23.


For more information visit:

Florida Department of Education:

Step up for Students:

AAA Scholarship Foundation:

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