Ohio Ed Choice Expansion

The term “grandfathered” for income verification means that ONLY YOUR PERCENTAGE applied to last year’s application award will remain the same. It DOES NOT mean that you would receive the exact same dollar amount in 24-25. 

No. Only private schools have access to submit your application. If you are making an application for a Lake Center Christian School, you must submit your application with utility bill for proof of address by March 15, 2024. If you are submitting a NEW application, ALSO bring a copy of each student’s birth certificate.

First apply for admission at Lake Center Christian School. Contact the Admissions Department at 330-877-2049. Once a
student has been accepted for enrollment, Lake Center can submit a
scholarship application for the student through the secure online application. 

Yes. The LCCS deadline to apply is March 30, 2024. Learn more and access the scholarship link at www.lcccs.com/sgo-scholarship.

February 1, 2024

The 2024-2025 OhEdChoice Scholarship application window is now OPEN. Eligibility for this scholarship requires:

  1. An application for each student EVERY school year (even renewals). Lake Center Christian School requires that all applications be submitted by Wednesday, May 15th, 2024. 

Please Note ALL applications must be submitted BEFORE income. This is a different process than last year.

  • First Step: You submit your application to Bethany Maust, [email protected]
  • Second Step: Bethany Maust will confirm by email to you that your application has been submitted
  • Third Step: You need to evaluate if you need to submit income through your OHID account based on your family scenario.

Program Overview

Ohio HB33 makes EVERY K-12 student eligible for an Ohio EdChoice scholarship. There are two types of EdChoice scholarships.Ohio Department of Education & Workforce Ohio EdChoice Fact Sheet 2024-25.

Traditional

Your child may be eligible if :

1) they are assigned to attend a state school that is underperforming, or 2) if they reside with a certified foster family.

A Traditional EdChoice Scholarship amount is currently $6,166 for grades K-8 and $8,408 for grades 9-12. EdChoice will pay either the scholarship amount, or the private school’s actual tuition amount, whichever is less. 

Families who qualify for low income status (at or below 200 percent of the 24-25 Federal Poverty Guidelines) do not have to pay any additional tuition that is not covered by the scholarship.

A family at 201% the income status according to 24-25 Federal Poverty Guidelines, will pay the difference.

ALL LCCS students enrolled for the 2024-25 school year are encouraged to apply for the OCEN SGO scholarship opportunity by March 30th.

Expansion

For 2024-25 award amounts vary based on income and family size. View 24-25  income/award chart.

For 2024-25 award amounts vary based on income and family size. View 24-25  income/award chart.

In order to access these funds, you do have a responsibility to complete applications by May 15, 2024. For assistance, please contact Mrs. Bethany Maust at [email protected], or 330-877-2049, ext 1040.

Families will still be responsible for  operations fees as well as any tuition amount not covered by the scholarship.

Please complete the Renewal Form Application for each student.

  • Include a utility bill for proof of address that includes a matching service and billing address.
  • Renewal Applications DO NOT require birth certificates.
  • Renewing EdChoice Expansion families will not need to complete the income verification process each year, unless they would like to have their household income recalculated for their award amount.

All new first-time EdChoice-Expansion applicants must have their income verified unless the applicant is a sibling to a student currently on the scholarship. Please complete the Request Application and submit a utility bill and birth certificate to Bethany Maust.

Great! Please wait to apply until your child(ren) are officially enrolled at Lake Center before starting an Ohio EdChoice application.

If your child already qualifies for the John Peterson Scholarship, they CANNOT receive the EdChoice Scholarship, BUT if you have other children, you can apply for them.

Ohio Ed Choice Expansion

INCOME VERIFICATION (STEP TWO)

•.The Educational Choice (EdChoice) Scholarship Program offers students in grades K – 12 the opportunity to attend a private school for little or no cost.

•.At/below 450% of the federal poverty level, (example $135,000 for family of 4) all students qualifies for a full scholarship.

•.Above 450% of federal poverty level, every student in Ohio will be eligible for a scholarship worth at least 10% of the maximum scholarship regardless of income.
Income/Award Chart
Ohio Ed Choice Expansion
Ohio Ed Choice
Contact

Mrs. Bethany Maust [email protected] 

330-877-2049 ext. 1040

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