EdChoice State Scholarships

What is Ohio's Educational Choice Scholarship Program?

The EdChoice Scholarship Program provides up to 60,000 state-funded scholarship students who attend a designated public school building.  The scholarship must be used to attend private schools that meet requirements for program participation.

Toledo Christian is an EdChoice provider and we can help you determine your student's eligibility for these state scholarships.  Below you will find a series of frequently asked questions regarding the state scholarships.

Let us help you through the process, please feel free to call and I can walk you through the qualifications.  Keep in mind, you will need to complete the Admissions process at Toledo Christian first before an EdChoice application can be submitted.  

Sarah

Sarah Wensink
State Scholarship Coordinator
419.389.8700 x157
swensink@toledochristian.com

 

 

We continue to monitor communication and provide updated information on this page once it has been confirmed.  Please visit the Ohio Department of Education Website for regular updates as well!   ODE Website.

 

What do I do next?

Review our FAQs and then give us a call and we can help you through the process.  You will need to complete the Admissions process at Toledo Christian first before an EdChoice application can be submitted.

 

Toledo Christian does it's best to follow the ODE guidelines listed here for application eligibility: ODE Website.
 
Please contact Sarah Wensink to help assist your family in determining your student's eligibility.
 
Sarah Wensink
State Scholarship Coordinator
419.389.8700 x157
swensink@toledochristian.com
The EdChoice Traditional Scholarship provides all students entering K-12th from designated public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools. The EdChoice Expansion Scholarship also provides students who are entering K-12th grade the same opportunity, if their household income meets the state’s requirements, regardless of their current school.
The list of designated schools can be found on the Ohio Department of Education’s website at: education.ohio.gov/edchoice
 
If your school is not found on the list, check out Toledo Christian’s other variable assistance options at https://toledochristian.com/admissions/affordability/
The EdChoice scholarship amount is currently $5,500 for grades K-8 and $7,500 for grades 9-12. EdChoice will pay either the scholarship amount or the private school’s actual tuition amount, whichever is less.
EdChoice will pay either the scholarship amount or the private school’s actual tuition amount, whichever is less. Parents and guardians still may have to pay registration fees, material fees and other similar types of fees. Families who qualify for low income status do not have to pay any tuition that is not covered by the scholarship. However, if the private school’s tuition is higher than the EdChoice Scholarship amount and if the family does not qualify for low income status, the family may have to pay the difference.
Yes, the scholarship can be renewed each year through grade 12 as long as the student:
1. Does not move to another public school district, unless the student would be assigned to an EdChoice-designated public school in the student’s new district;
2. Takes all required state achievement tests; and
3. Does not have more than 20 unexcused absences for the school year.
 
NOTE: In addition to meeting the testing and attendance requirements, EdChoice expansion students can renew their scholarships if they continue living in Ohio and meeting the income requirements.
Contact Mrs. Sarah Wensink for current scholarship windows.  
 
Sarah Wensink
State Scholarship Coordinator
419.389.8700 x157
swensink@toledochristian.com
Parents and students should first apply for admission at the participating private school. Once the student has been accepted for enrollment at the private school, the private school will submit a scholarship application for the student through the secure online application system.
Parents must provide the private school with a copy of the student’s birth certificate, a copy of current proof of address and the Scholarship Request Form to apply for the scholarship. Parents renewing their child’s scholarship must provide a copy of current proof of address and the Scholarship Renewal Form.
The Expansion Scholarship is income-based. Families applying for the EdChoice Expansion Scholarship MUST have their income verified; it is not optional. Income verification is not required to apply for a Traditional EdChoice Scholarship. However, families cannot qualify for low-income status unless they have their income verified by the EdChoice Scholarship Program.
The income verification process is important for some families to determine if they meet low income requirements of the scholarship program. If you are a new applicant of the scholarship and you qualify for low income status, you will not have to pay tuition above the amount of the scholarship. If you are a new or renewal applicant of the EdChoice Expansion Scholarship, you must complete the income process every year to receive a scholarship award. Income Verification Form
Visit the EdChoice Web page at education.ohio.gov/edchoice or send email to edchoice@education.ohio.gov.