Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities

  • Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities

    This branch of the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program is designed to offer families of students with disabilities, as young as 3 years of age, access to additional education options. Families may choose to enroll their student in another public school, or they may take the opportunity to receive a personal education savings account (ESA) for their student. With an ESA, parents receive a deposit of public funds into government-authorized savings accounts with restricted, but multiple, uses. An ESA can be used to fund not only items such as private school tuition and fees, but also online learning programs, private tutoring, community college costs, higher education expenses and other approved customized learning services and materials. Families apply and annually renew for participation in FES UA through one of the approved SFOs, which are responsible for determining eligibility, awarding and distributing funding to eligible student accounts, and approving eligible expenditures.

    How do I apply?

    If you are interested in applying for either branch of the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program, please contact one of the two scholarship funding organizations that administers these programs:

    A.A.A. Scholarship Foundation- FL, LLC
    P.O. Box 15719, Tampa, FL 33684
    Phone/Fax: 888-707-2465

    Step Up For Students
    P.O. Box 54367
    Jacksonville, FL 32245-4367


    For more information, visit the FLDOE School Choice site: Family Empowerment Scholarship

  • Contact Name: DeeDee Wingate
    Title: ESE Program Specialist
    Phone: 487-7160
Last Modified on January 4, 2023