Scholarship Student Information

As part of Florida’s school choice program, the state offers scholarships for Kindergarten-12th grade students who meet eligibility requirements. If your student is currently receiving one of the following scholarships, please take a moment to review the information and links below.

Scholarships are administered by Scholarship Funding Organizations, including Step Up for Students and the AAA Scholarship Foundation.

Each scholarship has individual requirements for both eligibility and access to FLVS. Learn more about the different scholarship types from the Florida Department of Education.

McKay Scholarship Students

The McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities provides students with special needs the opportunity to attend an eligible public or private school of their choice. Learn more about McKay Scholarships.

As of July 1, 2016, FLVS courses taken by a McKay scholarship recipient will be fully funded through the Florida Education Finance Program and will no longer result in a scholarship reduction. Students can take up to two (2) FLVS courses per year without it affecting eligibility.

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Students

The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship expands educational opportunities for low-income families. Funds may be used to pay tuition and fees at an eligible private school or for transportation to a public school outside the family's residential district. Learn more about Florida Tax Credit Scholarships.

Students can take up to two (2) FLVS courses per year through the Florida Education Financing Program without it affecting their eligibility or reducing the amount of their scholarship. Taking more than two FLVS courses per year may result in a student becoming ineligible for the scholarship. 

Family Empowerment Scholarship Students

The Family Empowerment Scholarship expands educational opportunities for low-income and middle-income families. Funds may be used to pay tuition and fees at an eligible private school. Learn more Family Empowerment Scholarships.

Students who receive the Family Empowerment Scholarship may not take any state-funded virtual school courses without jeopardizing scholarship eligibility. Students on the scholarship utilizing FLVS must be enrolled as a private-paying student. FLVS will submit tuition reimbursement requests which must be approved by the parent prior to payment being released.

Gardiner Scholarship Students

The Gardiner Scholarship provides scholarships to eligible students with disabilities that can be used to pay for approved services or products. Learn more Gardiner Scholarships.

Students can take FLVS courses through their scholarship with no limit on the number of courses. The cost for each course will be taken from the scholarship account after the add-drop period. Be sure to discuss this option with your school and/or scholarship provider. 

Please refer to these instructions for pricing information and the payment process.