Options for Tuition Assistance

The Epiphany School of Charlotte Tuition Assistance

      1. Educational scholarships for eligible children enrolled at The Epiphany School of Charlotte.  Tuition Assistance award amounts are not given until the child has been accepted to The Epiphany School of Charlotte.
      2. Visit to submit your tax documents. This FACTS application process will provide Epiphany with your need assessment. (Much like FAFSFA for college tuition aid.)

Children’s Scholarship Fund – Charlotte

      1. Provides educational scholarships up to $2500 for eligible children in grades K-8 in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
      2. Visit the website
      3. Eligibility: Families must reside in Mecklenburg County. Families must demonstrate financial need as measured by the Federal Free and Reduced Meal Program. Children must be entering Kindergarten or transferring from a public school. Children must be attending grades K-8 during the year of funding.

Opportunity Scholarship Grants

      1. Provides educational scholarship grants of up to $4200 per year for eligible children who choose to attend a nonpublic school.
      2. Visit the website
      3. 2017-2018 applications begin on February 1st, of each year.
      4. The student must meet all of these four criteria: 1. Live in a household that meets the Income Eligibility Guidelines established by the Program; 2. Enroll in a participating nonpublic school in North Carolina; 3. Not have received a high school diploma; and 4. Be 5 on or before August 31, 2015. And the student must meet one of the following criteria: 1. Be assigned to and attend a North Carolina public school for at least 75 school days the previous semester; 2. Have received an Opportunity Scholarship during the previous school year; 3. Be entering kindergarten or the first grade; 4. Be a foster child; or 5. Have been adopted within the last year.

Children with Disabilities Scholarship Grant

    1. Awarded to reimburse tuition and related services for each eligible child who is currently attending a public school and is choosing to attend a nonpublic school.
    2. The grant awards up to $4000 per semester, or $8000 per year.
    3. Visit the website
    4. School year applications begin May 1st, of each year.
    5. The following criteria must all be met for a family to receive a grant. The child must: • Be a child with a disability • Receive special education at least 75 days of the semester for reimbursement of related services or special education 

The Education Savings Account

  1. (ESA) is a program established by the North Carolina General Assembly that expands school choice for eligible students with disabilities in kindergarten through 12th grade. The program provides an option for parents to pay tuition and required fees at a participating nonpublic school and/or qualified expenses for their children with disabilities who attend school in an eligible nonpublic setting, including home school. 
  2. Children who are placed in a nonpublic school by their parents do not have a right to receive all of the special education and related services that they would receive if enrolled in the public schools. Likewise, a private school does not have a legal obligation to provide special education and related services to students with disabilities. Parents are encouraged to select a nonpublic school carefully and to establish a plan prior to enrollment which meets their child’s educational needs.  The school year application will open at 9:00 AM on February 1st  of each year; click here to access the application. For more information about the Education Savings Account, see the links below.