The EdChoice Scholarship: Frequently Asked Questions
Dayton Christian School participates in The Educational Choice (EdChoice) Scholarship Program. The program provides students from underperforming public schools the opportunity to use state funding to attend a participating private school and offers income-based scholarships.
Please note that the EdChoice Scholarship does not cover school fees and may not cover full tuition. To learn more about the program and a family’s financial responsibility, please refer to the EdChoice Eligibility and Financial Responsibility chart and visit the Ohio Department of Education website.
Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarship Program enables all Ohio students to receive vouchers to attend private schools. Students from families at or below 450% of the federal poverty level receive a full voucher (valued at $6,166 for Grades K-8 and $8,408 for Grades 9-12 for the 2023-24 school year) while students in higher income brackets receive progressively reduced voucher amounts. Please Note: A family’s size is also factored into the value of the voucher.
Historically, the scholarship program has only served students who reside in a failing school district or have a family income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level. This changed in 2023 when Governor DeWine passed a biennial budget that opened the scholarship program up to all families in Ohio. The amount of the full voucher received by each family is determined by their income level.
Every K-12 student in Ohio is eligible for the scholarship regardless of their family’s place of residence or annual income. Please Note: This scholarship cannot be combined with the Jon Peterson Scholarship Program.
No. Only private schools like Dayton Christian that have become an EdChoice Scholarship Provider can accept the scholarship.
Yes. Your student(s) must be enrolled at Dayton Christian first before the EdChoice Scholarship application can be submitted and accepted. Please Note: An EdChoice Scholarship Provider school is the only one who can submit your student(s) application to the state.
Call our admissions office at 937-291-7218.
We expect the application window for the 2024-25 school year to open in February.
Families submitting their application for the 2023-24 school year should refer to the state’s income eligibility chart to determine the estimated value of their student’s scholarship. You can see the scholarship chart on the Ohio Department of Education’s website.