Catholic Conference of Ohio
Tuesday, May 28, 2024


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Ohio EdChoice Scholarships

Did you know the Ohio EdChoice Scholarship programs now offer ALL Ohio students the opportunity for a state scholarship to attend a Catholic school?

EdChoice Traditional:
The traditional EdChoice program provides scholarship opportunities for K-12 students living within a low performing public school district. The family can apply for EdChoice assistance which may fund the majority of Catholic elementary school tuition and a substantial portion of Catholic high school tuition. 

Learn more about an EdChoice Scholarship > 

EdChoice Expansion:
In July 2023, Governor Mike DeWine signed into law a bill passed by Senate President Matt Huffman and House Speaker Jason Stephens to make the EdChoice Expansion Scholarship available to ALL! The expansion awards scholarships for K-12 students based on the family's Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in relation to the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines (FPL). Families under 450% FPL qualify for a full EdChoice Expansion Scholarship, with Scholarships reduced on a sliding scale for families above 450% FPL. Each scholarship amount depends on household size.

The maximum scholarship amounts for both programs is $6,166 for elementary and $8,408 for high school. Click here to view a chart on EdChoice Expansion Eligibility & Awards. 
Learn more about an EdChoice Expansion Scholarship >

Helpful Hint: A student must be enrolled in a participating private school before applying for a scholarship. Use the diocesan links below to find a Catholic school near you and they will help walk you through the enrollment and scholarship application process.


Catholic Schools in Ohio

Ohio has 301 Catholic elementary schools and 72 Catholic high schools. Visit the diocesan Catholic school websites by clicking the links below to find the closest Catholic schools to you.

Archdiocese of Cincinnati 
Adams, Auglaize, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, and Warren Counties

Diocese of Cleveland
Ashland, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Summit, and Wayne Counties

Diocese of Columbus
Coshocton, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Hardin, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Muskingum, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Tuscarawas, Union, and Vinton Counties

Diocese of Steubenville
Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, and Washington Counties

Diocese of Toledo
Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putman, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood, and Wyandot Counties

Diocese of Youngstown
Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage, Stark, and Trumbull Counties

Why Catholic Schools?

Outstanding Academics
High School
Graduation Rate*

Catholic Elementary Students
Test 1-3 Grades Higher
on Standardized Tests**

Faith & Character
Rooted in Biblical Virtues
Service-Oriented Environment

Safe & Caring Community
Each Child Seen, Known, & Respected
Accountable & Responsive
Partner with Parents

*National Center for Educational Statistics
**Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Schools website