The Education Tax Credit scholarship program is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year, so don’t miss out!
These privately-funded scholarships help qualifying families with children switching out of public school for private school or home ed, or entering Kindergartner or 1st grade.
Per statute, eligibility is based on two criteria: 1) the family’s annual income must not exceed 300% of the federal poverty limit, which is $75,300 for a family of four; and 2) the child must be “switching” from his or her local public school or a chartered public school to an out-of-district public school, a private school, or a home education program, or as of 2018, be a new Kindergartner or 1st grade student entering one of these alternative educational environments.
To date New Hampshire’s program has been utilized by 877 children. For the 2018-2019 school year, there are 413 scholarship recipients; 62% are at or below the federal Free and Reduced Lunch poverty line, which is $46,400 for a family of four; and 16% of scholarship students have special needs.
Since inception in 2013, the scholarship program has helped every “switcher” qualifying family that completed the application on time!
To learn more about NH’s Education Tax Credit program, read these: