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NC Opportunity Scholarship Program

The NC Opportunity Scholarship Program expands school choice in North Carolina through scholarship grants for eligible children in kindergarten through 12th grade. This program provides funding of up to $6,168 per year for eligible children who choose to attend a participating nonpublic school.

NC ESA+ Program

The ESA+ program provides scholarships in the amount of up to $9,000 a year, and to cover expenses related to educating a child with a disability* in a participating nonpublic (private or home) school.  Students with certain designated disabilities may be eligible to receive $17,000 a year.

  • Covers tuition and fees at participating schools
  • No out-of-pocket expenses (provides families with an electronic debit account)
  • Funds can be used for expenses such as speech or occupational therapy, tutoring services, curriculum, and educational technology

*A student who has an eligibility determination from a North Carolina Individualized Education Plan (IEP) dated within the last three years. A current Eligibility Determination form (DEC3 or ECATS) is the form to submit with an application.

Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance may be available for families with demonstrated financial need. Application for financial aid must be made through FACTS Grant and Aid.