What is an Indiana School Voucher?
A Voucher is a state-funded scholarship that helps cover the cost of tuition at a private school. Qualifying students in grades K-8 can receive a maximum of $4,800 per school year. High school students can receive up to 90 percent of the local per-student state funding amount.
Who qualifies for a Voucher?
- • A student whose family meets the income eligibility guidelines for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch program (see chart) AND
- • A student in grades 1-12 who is coming to a private school after attending at least one year (two semesters) in an Indiana public school, AND/OR
- • A student lives in a public school area that has been assigned an “F” grade, AND/OR
- • A student has a sibling who received a Tax Credit Scholarship or an Indiana School Voucher in a preceding school year, AND/OR
- • A student has a disability in which an IEP or an ISP has been developed, AND/OR
- • A current private schools student in grades K-12 who has received a Tax Credit Scholarship in a prior year.
Why should I apply now?
If your family qualifies for assistance, but you do not apply when your child first enters school, you may lose the opportunity for a Voucher or Tax Credit Scholarship for the next 13 years.
How do I apply for a Voucher?
- 1. To see how much tuition assistance you are eligible for, first register at your Catholic school choice.
- 2. To apply for funding, visit www.doe.in.gov/choice.