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 Special Needs Scholarship Calculator Introduction


UPDATE: 
The Scholarship Calculator, with updated scholarship award information, for the 2019-2020 school year will open in mid July 2019. The Georgia Department of Education will not have any additional information regarding scholarship eligibility and award amounts prior to the opening of the Scholarship Calculator. 

Eligibility Criteria

For your convenience, below you will find the criteria for Special Needs Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Student Eligibility Criteria 1- A student have must a parent/guardian who currently lives in Georgia and has been a resident for at least one calendar year.
  • Student Eligibility Criteria 2- A student was enrolled and completed the 2018 – 2019 school year in a Georgia public school in grades kindergarten through twelfth.
  • Student Eligibility Criteria 3- A student was reported as attending a Georgia public school by a school district(s) during mandatory student counts conducted in October 2018 and March 2019.
  • Student Eligibility Criteria 4 - A student does not need to have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for the entire school year to qualify for the GSNS Program. A student must have received special education services at some point during the 2018 – 2019 school year through an IEP. A student must be reported by a school district(s) in either the October 2018 OR March 2019 student counts OR in final student record as a student receiving special education services by the end of the 2018 – 2019 school ye​ar.​

Returning Scholarship Students:

Note: If a student took advantage of the scholarship in the 2018-2019 school year and ended the school year at an approved Georgia Special Needs Scholarship authorized private school, he or she will be automatically eligible for the 2019-2020 school year.   Your authorized private school will have access to your 2019-2020 scholarship award amount in July 2019.​

Special Needs Scholarship Program Information​​​

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