Step Up For Students Information



You are a renewal family if your child is using a Florida Tax Credit Scholarship for the 2019-20 school year. If a renewal family applies on or after March 1, 2020, the renewal student will lose his/her priority status over new applications.

NOTE: A Step Up For Students application should only be completed for the renewal students on the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship. (If a student is using the income-based Family Empowerment Scholarship for the 2019-20 school year, the Florida Department of Education has sent a communication explaining what needs to be done for the 2020-21 school year. If you do not see that email, please reach out to the Florida Department of Education.)

As always, applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis in the order all required documents are received and funds are limited. Don’t delay. The sooner you apply and submit all required documents, the sooner you will learn the results.

When logging in to your Step Up For Students account, please use a desktop computer. (At this time, our system is not compatible with mobile devices.) We also strongly recommend using Google Chrome.

Step Up For Students will begin accepting applications for NEW families, including those who are on the 2019-20 waitlist, in early March 2020. We encourage you to sign up for our interest list to be notified when new families can apply for an income-based scholarship for the 2020-21 school year: #StepUpForChoice