The 2016-2017 Special Needs Scholarship Calculator is closed.
The 2017-2018 Scolarship Calculator will open in July 2017. The Georgia Department of Education will not have any additional information regarding scholarship eligibility and award amounts prior to July 2017.
your convenience, below you will find the criteria for Special Needs
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.
Eligibility Criteria 2- A student was enrolled and completed the 2016 – 2017
school year in a Georgia public school in grades kindergarten through twelfth.
- Student Eligibility
A student was reported as attending a Georgia public school by a school
district(s) during mandatory student counts conducted in October 2016 and March
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 2016 – 2017 school year through an IEP. A student must be
reported by a school district(s) in either the October 2016 OR March 2017
student counts OR in final student record as a student receiving special
education services by the end of the 2016 – 2017
a student took advantage of the scholarship in the 2016-2017 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 2017-2018 school year. Your authorized private school will have access to your 2017-2018 scholarship award amount in