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Step 1: Check School Eligibility

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Before applying for an Opportunity Scholarship Fund scholarship, a student must be accepted at a qualifying private school, and that school must be a participant in the Opportunity Scholarship Fund program.

There are over 75 accredited private PK-12 schools in Oklahoma that are members of the Opportunity Scholarship Fund.

But not all accredited private schools have signed up.  Our list of schools show who have formally joined the OSF.   Also inquire at your school. If the school your child attends is an OSF participant, go to Step 2.

Click below to view a current list.

Step 2: Determine Student Eligibility

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1. The eligible student must: 1) be lawfully present in the United States, AND have been accepted by an accredited Oklahoma private school for the 2021-22 school year.

2. The student must meet ONE of the following three criteria: Live in a family within the Adjusted Gross Income guidelines OR; attend, or live in the attendance zone, of a public school designated as “in need of improvement” by the State Board of Education OR; attended an Oklahoma public school with an individualized education program (IEP).

3. If the student is eligible, go to Step 3.

2022-23 INCOME GUIDELINES

Family size of 2 $  101,621
Family size of 3 $127, 817
Family size of 4 $154,013
Family size of 5 $180,209

Families qualify for a scholarship with OSF if they make up to the amount listed in each bracket.

For example, if you have a family of 4 and you make less than a total of $154,013/year you qualify!

For each additional family member, add $24,864 to the income limit.

Please consult the member school’s income eligibility guidelines as the school’s guidelines are usually lower than those allowed under this law.

1. The school will evaluate the family’s financial needs in accordance with school policy. As long as the school administration deems the student eligible and appropriate, you will be asked to fill out an application online. Complete an online application for each of your children eligible for a scholarship.

2. Upload the first two pages of the family’s 2020 federal income tax return (Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ). Speak with your school’s leadership about accepted alternate proofs of income.

3. Upload proof of enrollment from your school of choice. You may use an email or letter notification from the school.

4. Upload proof of IEP (if applicable)

5. The school will endorse the online application and recommend a scholarship amount.

6. If there are available funds in the school’s scholarship account, and if the student meets all eligibility requirements established in the law, the OSF will approve the award.

7. A secure link will be sent to the email address on file. As the guardian/parent, please click on the link to formally acknowledge:

  • The amount of the scholarship
  • A direct transfer of funds will be made to the school
  • The funds will be applied to your student’s tuition

Step 3: Complete Online Application

OSF is accepting scholarships applications for the 2021-22 school year and the 2022-23* school year. Please make sure to choose the correct school year.

*For the school year 2022-2023, you must upload your 2021 [1040] tax form.

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