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In a huge step toward universal school choice, the Ohio General Assembly recently passed a state budget that ​dramatically increases those eligible for the scholarship and increases the amount! Check out the chart below! Those who do not qualify for the full scholarship can still receive a partial award! Unfortunately, those living in Cleveland are still not eligible for EdChoice.

EdChoice Scholarship

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If you have questions about the program or whether you qualify, you can find more information below or contact our Superintendent, Pastor Jeremy Burnett (jburnett@bcakids.org).

EdChoice Expansion Scholarship

The EdChoice Expansion Scholarship Program provides scholarships for all students beginning in Kindergarten. The scholarship is based on one thing, your income. If you are below 450% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), you qualify for $6,165. That means that you get all of your tuition paid for elementary students and nearly all your tuition paid for middle school students. There is a sliding scale (see above), but everyone who applies receives at least $650 per students that goes toward tuition! The EdChoice Expansion application window is now open. All students, new and currently enrolled, can apply for the EdChoice Expansion Scholarship, but must complete enrollment before submitting the application. Click here for the Expansion EdChoice Fact Sheet for more information. 

 

Here is how it works:

FIRST TIME APPLICANTS (Only those who DID NOT receive the scholarship in 2022-23)

STEP 1 - Return the following documents to BCA (drop off or email jburnett@bcakids.org).

  • The Request Form is the actual application. It must be filled out completely and returned to Mr. Burnett.

  • Utility bill (complete bill, including service and mailing address). If utilities are not in Parent's name, contact Mr. Burnett for more information on what documentation is required. Click here for Acceptable Documents.

  • Birth certificate

STEP 2 - Upload following documents to the Ohio Department of Education's "Scholarship Income Verification System:

RENEWAL APPLICANTS (Only those who DID receive the scholarship in 2022-23)

STEP 1 - Return the following documents to BCA (drop off or email jburnett@bcakids.org).

  • The Renewal Form is the actual application. It must be filled out completely and returned to Mr. Burnett.

  • Utility bill (complete bill, including service and mailing address). If utilities are not in Parent's name, contact Mr. Burnett for more information on what documentation is required. Click here for Acceptable Documents.
     

STEP 2 - You do not need to submit Income Verification to renew UNLESS you would like to be considered "Low-Income Status." Low-Income status means that you will not be charged the difference between BCA's tuition and the value of the scholarship, which is currently $6,135. Low-Income status means your adjusted gross income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Scholarship families with a total gross income at 201% or higher, per the Federal Poverty guidelines, are responsible for paying any tuition difference not covered by the scholarship.

​​​​​​EdChoice Traditional Scholarship

The EdChoice Traditional Scholarship Program provides students from designated public schools, foster children, or other situations the opportunity to attend participating private schools. All students, new and currently enrolled can apply for the EdChoice Expansion Scholarship, but must be enrolled at BCA before submitting the application. The Traditional EdChoice window is now open. Click here for the Traditional EdChoice Fact Sheet for more information.
 

Here is how it works:

FIRST TIME APPLICANTS (Only those who DID NOT receive the scholarship in 2023-24)

Return the following documents to BCA (drop off or email jburnett@bcakids.org).

  • The Request Form is the actual application. It must be filled out completely and returned to Mr. Burnett.

  • Utility bill (complete bill, including service and mailing address) If utilities are not in Parent's name, contact Mr. Burnett for more information on what documentation is required. Click here for Acceptable Documents.

  • Birth certificate

RENEWAL APPLICANTS (Only those who DID receive the scholarship in 2022-23)

Return the following documents to BCA (drop off or email jburnett@bcakids.org).

  • The Renewal Form is the actual application. It must be filled out completely and returned to Mr. Burnett.

  • Utility bill (complete bill, including service and mailing address) If utilities are not in Parent's name, contact Mr. Burnett for more information on what documentation is required. Click here for Acceptable Documents.

 

 

To be directed to the Ohio Department of Education's EdChoice Scholarship page for more information, click here.


 

*Per Ohio law, families who reside within the boundary of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District are not eligible for the EdChoice Scholarship. We are not currently approved to accept the Cleveland Scholarship, but are looking to get approved in the near future. 

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