Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program
The calculator with new award amounts for the 2014 - 2015 school year will be available in May 2014.
IMPORTANT: A parent will need to enter the last public school a student attended, not the private school the
student attends to have the calculator work correctly.
A parent/guardian is required to provide a private school with a copy of the new 2014 – 2015 scholarship
award sheet for the student. This notifies a private school that a student is still eligible for the GSNS Program
and what his/her award amount will be for the new school year. The award sheet is the only document
needed by a parent/guardian for proof of a student’s eligibility for the GSNS Program and notifies a private
school that a student is still eligible for the GSNS Program.
Authorized private schools have access to an electronic system which they use to report eligible students
enrolled at their schools to the GaDOE. Each school year private schools report enrolled students, so the
GaDOE knows which students are participating in the private school choice option and where they are
enrolled. Without notification of a student’s continued eligibility, the private school will not report the
student as enrolled in the GSNS Program to the GaDOE. This will affect the scholarship payments for a student
and could affect his/her eligibility for the GSNS Program.
A parent/guardian re-enrolling a student in the same private school for the 2014 – 2015 school year must
follow the re-enrollment procedures in place at the private school.