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Need-Based Financial Aid​

In an effort to reduce the financial burden some families may face in acquiring funding for a high-quality, private catholic education, Saint Louis Covenant School supports various scholarship programs for which you may qualify. If a family is facing additional financial hardship, they must reach out to administration and the circumstances will be reviewed on an individual basis. All families must apply for a state scholarship before any additional financial assistance may be considered.

Recently the state of Florida has passed a ruling that provides scholarship funding for any student in kindergarten through 12 th grade, regardless of household income. Each student is eligible for a scholarship worth an average of $7,700 to attend a private school. The scholarship can be used to cover tuition, registra
tion, and other specific fees.

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

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC) and Family Empowerment Scholarship for
Educational Options (FES-EO)


As stated in the Step UP for Students website:

“Give your child access to the education that best meets their needs. These scholarships provide financial assistance for private school tuition and related costs, public school transportation and more."

Quick facts:

Available to Florida residents, regardless of household income, who are eligible to attend a K-12 public school.*

  • The scholarship will first pay for the cost of private school tuition and related fees or public school transportation.

  • $7,700 average amount awarded for private school scholarships for the 2023-2024 school year

  • $750 minimum awarded for transportation scholarships

  • Florida students who are not full-time private nor full-time public school students now have access to the Personalized Education Program (PEP) through the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program.

It is also available to dependent children of active military or law enforcement officers, children in foster care, siblings of UA students and children in out-of-home placement.

*First Priority is given to students with a household income of 185% or less of the federal poverty line.”

Family Empowerment Scholarship for Unique Abilities (FES-UA)

As stated in the Step Up for Students website:

“Personalize the education of your child with unique abilities. This scholarship is delivered as an education savings account (ESA) that you can direct toward a combination of programs and approved providers. This includes schools, therapists, specialists, curriculum, technology, a college savings account and more.

Quick facts:


  • Available to students age 3 through grade 12 or age 22, whichever comes first, who have a specific diagnosis

  • $10,000 average award for an FES-UA scholarship

  • Funds may be used for tuition and fees for a private school, homeschooling options, therapies, tutoring and more

For more information visit:​

Step Up for Students:

AAA Scholarship Foundation:

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Mrs. Elena Alvarez

Business Manager

ext. 1313

STL - Gardenier Scholarship - Compliance
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