Traditional & Expansion Scholarships
Starting with the 2023-24 Academic Year, all students in the State of Ohio qualify for the Ohio EdChoice Scholarship. The full amount of the scholarship is $6,165 for K-8th students and $8,407 per high school student. Under the traditional scholarship program, families who reside in designated public school districts are eligible for the full amount of the scholarship. The expansion scholarship designates families whose household income is at or below 450% of the federal poverty line as eligible for the full amount of the scholarship. Families with a higher household income are eligible for a prorated amount of the scholarship (see table below).
Note: EdChoice Scholarships apply towards tuition only. School fees are still the responsibility of the family.
When Do I Apply?
The application period for the 2023-24 academic year is now open.
Remember, only the private school can submit the Ohio EdChoice scholarship program request form to the State of Ohio, so be sure your student is accepted for enrollment at Open Door Christian Schools first. After you have been accepted for admission to ODCS, submit the scholarship request form to the school before September 1 so that they can apply for the scholarship on your behalf.
How Do I Apply?
Fill out an EdChoice Scholarship Request Form and submit it to Open Door Christian Schools along with a copy of the student's birth certificate and a current (within 90 days) utility bill detailing your service address.
- This form and supporting documents can be brought directly to our Business Office.
- This form and supporting documents can also be scanned and submitted to email@example.com. High quality photos of the documents are acceptable.
Upload income verification documents to the OH|ID website. You will receive a scholarship award based on your family’s Adjusted Gross Income.
Due to high demand, the ODE website is operating slowly, especially during business hours. Please be patient and persistent.
What Information Is Needed?
- A copy of the student’s birth certificate
- Current proof of address with mailing address and service address both shown to match (a utility bill issued within 60 days)
- Completed and signed EdChoice Scholarship Program Request Form (click here to download the form)
- Custody Documents if applicable
How Do I Submit My Application?
- Scan and email all completed pages and documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bring all completed pages and documents to Open Door Christian Schools Business Office during office hours.
The State of Ohio will notify families when applications are approved. This message will also contain information about your scholarship amount.
Upon notification of approval from the State of Ohio, you will receive an acceptance form that must be completed and returned to Open Door Christian Schools. ODCS will notify you if there are changes to this process.
Yes. Tuition payments will continue to be collected on the scheduled dates, and your FACTS payment account will be adjusted accordingly when ODCS receives your scholarship funds from the state.
Making your monthly payments as previously agreed is critical to our operational budget.
Ohio EdChoice qualifies families at or below 200% of the FPL guidelines qualify for low-income status. The law states that low-income families are not required to cover any remaining tuition balance. Those above 200% can be billed for the remaining tuition balance after the scholarship is applied to your account. All families, regardless of income status and scholarship eligibility, are responsible for all fees.
Yes. Families who qualified for the EdChoice program before the 2023-24 expansion will still receive the full scholarship amount.
All families that receive financial aid will be required to apply for an EdChoice Expansion Scholarship. In most cases, this scholarship will replace and even surpass the amount of aid provided by Open Door Christian Schools.