How to Apply for Ohio’s EdChoice Expansion Scholarship Program

Application Steps

To make sure your application is not delayed or rejected, please make sure to do the following;

  • When you fill in your student’s name, it is essential it matches the name on the birth certificate exactly. 
  • Make sure all fields are filled in on the EdChoice Scholarship Application Form – especially middle names, SSN, and school info.
  • You cannot answer unknown for the school district questions. Please utilize your school districts school finder provided on most district websites, or contact your district directly. 
  • Physically sign the 2nd page of the EdChoice Expansion Scholarship Application Form. Typed in signatures will be rejected. 
  • Fill out Bethany School’s online form and uploaded ALL 3 of the required documents.
  • Parents and schools have 2 options for signatures: Physically signing the applications (wet signature) or using a qualified e-signature with third party verification. Typed signatures are not acceptable.
  • Please verify that the address on each application is still current with all proof of address documents not more than 90 days old.
  • Wait to do income verification until Bethany School submits your application to the state, and you receive preliminary approval. 

Complete your enrollment agreement for the 2024-2025 school year.

Complete the EdChoice Expansion Scholarship Form.

  • Download the form here.

  • Make sure the student name matches how the name is listed on your child’s birth certificate.

  • Make sure you fill out all fields – especially middle name, last 4 of social, and school your child would attend, if they were not at Bethany School.

  • Make sure you sign the 2nd page of the form. Forms not signed will be rejected.

Secure a copy of your child’s birth certificate and proof of address.

Fill out the Bethany School EdChoice Expansion Application Form per student, and upload the following three documents. 

Wait for Bethany School to submit your application form and documents to the state of Ohio. Once your application is conditionally approved – Bethany School will reach out to you.


THEN move to step 6.

Create an OHIO ID account and verify your income online. To facilitate the process of verifying scholarship income, the Department of Education has developed an online system that allows families to enter and submit their income information electronically to the Office of Nonpublic Educational Options. This system enables parents to provide detailed information about household members and their income, while also allowing them to upload supporting documents directly into the system. As a result, the verification process becomes significantly easier to navigate. Additional information such as student report card, notarized letter, custody documentation or foster care information may be needed for determining student eligibility for a scholarship.



If you have any questions regarding EdChoice Expansion, please reach out to Olga Grab, Director of Finance & Operations at, or call 513-771-7462.