Eligibility Criteria


To newly qualify for the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program for the upcoming school year a student must meet ALL the following requirements:

     - Student Eligibility Criteria 1- A student have must a parent/guardian who currently lives in Georgia and has been a resident for at least one calendar year.
      - Student Eligibility Criteria 2- A student was enrolled and completed the 2018 – 2019 school year in a Georgia public school in grades kindergarten through twelfth.
      - Student Eligibility Criteria 3- A student was reported as attending a Georgia public school by a school district(s) during mandatory student counts conducted in October 2018 and March 2019.
      - Student Eligibility Criteria 4 - A student does not need to have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for the entire school year to qualify for the GSNS Program. A student must have received special education services at some point during the 2018 – 2019 school year through an IEP. A student must be reported by a school district(s) in either the October 2018 OR March 2019 student counts OR in final student record as a student receiving special education services by the end of the 2018 – 2019​ school ye​ar.