Opportunity Scholarship Program

Update for 2020 School Year
Changes to the Opportunity Scholarship, Disabilities Grant and
Education Savings Account (ESA) Programs


House Bill 1105 (part of the 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act), passed by the North Carolina General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Roy Cooper on September 4, 2020, provides additional funds for Disabilities Grant and Education Savings Account (ESA) Programs and changes certain eligibility requirements for the Opportunity Scholarship Program.



What is the Opportunity Scholarship Program?

The Opportunity Scholarship Program provides tuition assistance of up to $4,200 per year for awarded students who enroll in a participating nonpublic school. This program is income-based. For more information on eligibility requirements see the Prospective Students section below.

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The new student application opens January 31, 2020. The Priority Window closes March 1, 2020. The application will remain open until August 31, 2020 for students to be considered for the full 2020-21 school year, as funds remain available.