3 Steps to Determine the Value of Your Child’s Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (SB 10)

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The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (also called SB10) offer parents greater school choice. Parents of special needs students (child with an IEP) may choose to transfer the student to:  (1) another school with their county, (2) a private school, (3) a school within another district, or (4) a state school. In all cases, the parent is responsible for tran

The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship, also known as SB10, provides parents of special needs students with more options for choosing a school. If a child has an Individualized Education Program (IEP), their parents can decide to transfer them to one of four types of schools: (1) another school within their county, (2) a private school, (3) a school located in a different district, or (4) a state school. However, the parent is responsible for arranging transportation for their child in all cases.

Let’s discuss the steps to accessing scholarship funds for students seeking transfer to a participating private school in Georgia.

How to access the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship?

Step 1: Understand the Eligibility Criteria

The SB 10 program is designed for students with disabilities who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and have spent at least one year in a Georgia public school. Make sure your child meets these requirements before proceeding to the next step.

Step 2: Locate the Scholarship Amount

The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (SB10) provides financial aid for private school transfers in Georgia. This funding can be used to offset tuition fees at participating private schools. Once you have confirmed your child’s eligibility, you can locate the value of the scholarship using the scholarship calculator.  Once the award letter is generated, print it and present it to the participating private school of your choice, ensuring the school understands the student’s enrollment is requested through the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship.

Step 3: Consider Additional Factors

While the average scholarship amount is a good starting point, it’s important to consider additional factors that may affect your child’s scholarship value. These factors include any additional services or therapies your child may need, as well as any transportation costs associated with attending a different school. Take these factors into account to get a more accurate estimate of the value of your child’s scholarship.

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