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John M. McKay Program for Students with Disabilities

The deadlines for intent filing, private school enrollment, and quarterly payments are set by Florida Statute. For the 2014-15 school year…
If you filed intent by: July 3 Sept. 2 Dec. 3 Jan. 31
Your child must be enrolled by: Aug. 2 Oct. 2 Jan. 2 Mar. 2
For the school to receive payment on: Sept. 1 Nov. 1 Feb. 1 April 1
Maximum scholarship amount for the rest of the school year: 100% 75% 50% 25%
Payment Period: July 1 - Sept 30 Oct 1 - Dec 31 Jan 1 - Feb 28 March 1 - June 30

The scholarship amount is the state maximum amount or the private school tuition and fees, whichever is less. The scholarship amount is divided into four quarterly payments for the school year. If intent is filed or the student is enrolled after a deadline, the student will not be eligible to receive that quarter's scholarship payments, but will have met the deadline to receive payment the next quarter.

Note: A valid 2014-15 intent will expire if unused by April 30, 2015. A new Intent may be filed for the following year.