Enacted 2013 • Launches 2014 • Voucher
North Carolina allows students with special needs to receive vouchers to attend private schools.
Latest Stats (2013)
- Students participating: N.A.
- Schools participating: N.A.
- Maximum voucher value: $3,000 per semester
Vouchers are worth up to $3,000 per semester ($6,000 per school year) and may be used for private
school tuition and special education services, including services provided to homeschooled students.
A total of $3 million is available for vouchers for each fiscal year, and any leftover funds will carry over
to the next fiscal year.
To qualify, students must require an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and receive special education
services on a daily basis. Additionally, students must have either been (1) enrolled in a North Carolina
public school during the previous semester, (2) received special education services as a preschooler
during the previous semester, (3) received a voucher under this program during the previous semester,
or (4) be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten or first grade.
Rules & Regulations
• Income Limit: None
• Prior Year Public School Requirement: Conditional
• Geographic Limit: Statewide
• Enrollment Cap: None
• Voucher Cap: $3,000 per semester
• Testing Mandates: Nationally recognized norm-referenced tests
N.C. Rev. Stat. §§ 112.2-5
Robbie Rhinesmith | email@example.com
How to apply: http://www.ncseaa.edu/CDSG.htm