The maximum voucher amount allowed is $4,200, not to exceed the private school’s actual tuition and fees. The vouchers may be used for tuition, transportation, equipment, or any other items required by qualifying private schools.
For the first year of the program, students are eligible to receive vouchers if they reside in a household that qualities for the federal free and reduced- price lunch (FRL) program ($43,568 for a family of four in 2013-14). Students must also have been attending a public school during the 2014 spring semester. If the program is funded in future years, eligibility increases to householdswith incomes up to 133 percent of the FRL program, and kindergartners and first-graders qualify for vouchers without having to attend a public school.