EdChoice Scholarship Program

February 1, 2024

The 2024-2025 EdChoice Scholarship application window is now open. Please have all required documents emailed to the Financial Office no later than May 31, 2024 to [email protected]. All documents that require a signature, must be signed with a pen.

Step One - To apply, the Financial Office needs the completed EdChoice application that is applicable to your situation:

  • Request form is for a child applying for the EdChoice Scholarship for the first time.
  • Renewal form is for a child who received the EdChoice Scholarship the previous year.

Step Two -

1  -  Please email a copy of your current utility bill, (less than 45 days old) including the stub on the bottom.
2  -  The state will require that parents complete the state portal by submitting your income here https://education.ohio.gov - ** Please note, if you have a child already receiving the EdChoice scholarship 1st – 12th grade, you do not need to submit your income to the state unless you would like your income to be revaluated.
3  -  If a family is below 200%, please email a copy of your 2023 tax return.

** We would like to clarify the “below income status” for the 24-25 school year:

If a family is 200% below the poverty level (see attached) the school is not allowed to charge additional tuition. Please complete the attached income verification form and email along with a copy of your 2023 tax return to [email protected]. HAC will not reflect the extra discount in tuition without proof of income.

If a family is 201% or more of the poverty level the school is allowed to charge the difference of the EdChoice voucher and tuition. The family can apply for a scholarship through Hebrew Academy’s Tuition Committee if the family cannot pay the difference of the EdChoice voucher and the school’s tuition rate.


Program Overview:

Ohio HB33 makes EVERY K-12 student eligible for an Ohio EdChoice scholarship.

EdChoice Scholarship amount is currently $6,166 for grades K-8 and $8,408 for grades 9-12 for families below 450%.

Families who qualify for low income status (at or below 200% of the 24-25 Federal Poverty Guidelines) do not have to pay any additional tuition that is not covered by the scholarship.

Families will still be responsible for operations fees as well as any tuition amount not covered by the scholarship.

A family at 201% the income status according to 24-25 Federal Poverty Guidelines, will pay the difference.

For 2024-25 award amounts vary based on income and family size. View 24-25 income/award chart.

In order to access these funds, you do have a responsibility to complete applications by May 15, 2024. For assistance, please contact Financial Office, Mrs. Sorah Esther Weimer, [email protected] 216-382-3300 ext. 339.

Please complete the Renewal Form Application for each student.
  • Include a utility bill for proof of address that includes a matching service and billing address.
  • Renewal Applications DO NOT require birth certificates.
  • Renewing EdChoice Expansion families will not need to complete the income verification process each year, unless they would like to have their household income recalculated for their award amount.
All new first-time EdChoice-Expansion applicants must have their income verified unless the applicant is a sibling to a student currently on the scholarship. Please complete the Request Application and submit a utility bill and birth certificate to Financial Office, Mrs. Sorah Esther Weimer, [email protected] 216-382-3300 ext. 339.

Great! Please wait to apply until your child(ren) are officially enrolled at Hebrew Academy of Cleveland before starting an Ohio EdChoice application.

The term “grandfathered” for income verification means that ONLY YOUR PERCENTAGE applied to last year’s application award will remain the same. It DOES NOT mean that you would receive the exact same dollar amount in 24-25.
No. Only private schools have access to submit your application. If you are making an application for Hebrew Academy of Cleveland, you must submit your application with utility bill for proof of address by May 15, 2024. If you are submitting a NEW application, ALSO send a copy of each student’s birth certificate.
First apply for admission at Hebrew Academy of Cleveland. Contact the Admissions Department at 216-382-3300. Once a student has been accepted for enrollment, Hebrew Academy of Cleveland will submit a scholarship application for the student through the secure online application.