AAA administers two state-approved Florida scholarship programs for children with no eligible disabilities: (1) the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (“FTC”) and (2) the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (“FES-EO”). The same application is used to apply for both scholarships.
2023-24 School Year – Applications
The final deadline to submit a 2023-24 school year application was 5/22/23. Please check back here in March for updates about the 2024-25 school year. ***
Already submitted your 2023-24 scholarship application? Check the status of your submitted Florida 2023-24 FTC/FES-EO scholarship application here.
Applied for a 2023-24 scholarship using a paper application and not sure how to check your status? Here’s how to do it:
- Click on this link: Check the status of your submitted Florida 2023-24 FTC/FES-EO scholarship application here
- Enter the same address into the Email field that you listed for Parent A on your paper application.
- Click on the “Forgot your password?” link under the Password field.
- The system will send a temporary password to that same email address. Follow the instructions on the email to set a new one and then you can use it to sign back in whenever you’d like to check your application status.
¿Ya envió su solicitud para el año escolar 2023-24? Verifique el estado de su solicitud de beca basada en ingresos Florida 2023-24 enviada*
Scholarship Management Platform (“SMP”)
After your eligibility has been determined, we will email you a determination letter and invitation to create an account on our new Scholarship Management Platform.
Once you have created an SMP account, you can sign back into it here: https://start.aaascholarships.org/userlogin
If you are not able to find your child’s school on the SMP, please contact them to ask if they have responded to the AAA email invitation. The school must complete their onboarding process before parents can choose them on the SMP.
You will not lose your child’s scholarship for missing an SMP deadline, however, we do ask that you contact your child’s school to ask if they have completed the AAA onboarding process so that your child’s scholarship payments are not delayed.
Once the school has completed that process, they will be available for you to select. If they’re having trouble with that process, we ask that they please send an email with details of the problem to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our new SMP makes it SiMPle and convenient to manage your child’s scholarship with AAA. Below are helpful tutorials to get you started:
Need more help? Check out our SMP FAQ page.
If you have additional questions or would like more help, please go to the Contact Us page and let us know or leave us a message at 888-707-2465.
FOSTER / OUT-OF-HOME CARE STUDENTS
By law, foster and out-of-home care students may apply at any time for a scholarship, however, that does not mean that funding is guaranteed. Click here to access the 2023-24 Foster/Out-of-home student application.
For the purposes of the Florida scholarship programs:
“Foster care” means care provided a child in a foster family or boarding home, group home, agency boarding home, child care institution, or any combination thereof, as defined by s. 39.01(29).
“Out-of-home” means a placement outside of the home of the parents or a parent, as defined by s. 39.01(55) which is further defined as the placement of a child in licensed and non-licensed settings, arranged and supervised by the department or contracted service provider, outside of the home of the parent, as defined by DCF Rule 65C-30.001 Definitions (82).
Students who are documented as foster or out-of-home care are eligible for priority funding status #1. Priority funding status #1 students will be funded with contributions from AAA’s FTC program first. If sufficient FTC contributions are available after that, students found eligible for priority funding status #2 will be funded next. The non-priority funding student will be funded after that. If insufficient FTC contributions are available, non-FTC funded student information will be submitted quarterly to the Florida Department of Education to request funding from state tax dollars (“FES-EO scholarships”).
If you have any questions or would like more information, please go to the Contact Us page and let us know or leave us a message at 888-707-2465.
More Helpful Information:
FTC – Maximum Scholarship Award Values for 2023-2024 – scroll to bottom of page for more information
FES-EO – Maximum Scholarship Award Values for 2023-2024 – scroll to bottom of page for more information
Visit IRS Get Transcript Website for copies of Income Tax Returns or W-2 Information
Still have questions? Click on our Contact Us webpage to let us know or leave us a message at 888-707-2465.