About the Education Tax Credit Scholarship Program
Education Tax Credit (ETC) scholarships allow New Hampshire students who are struggling in their current public school to attend a private school, online school, or homeschool that is a better fit for them and their learning needs. ETC scholarships can also be used to attend out-of-district public schools.
Who is eligible
To be eligible for a New Hampshire EFA
- You must be a New Hampshire resident.
- You must have a child/children between the ages of 5 and 20 who has not graduated from high school and entering Kindergarten or 1st grade for the first time OR entering 2nd-12th grades and coming from a public school.
- Your household income must not exceed 300% of the federal poverty level. See income chart below.
How to apply
Applications for Education Tax Credit scholarships for the 2023-24 school year are now OPEN for both new and current or returning families.
If your family has never applied to Children’s Scholarship Fund before, please click the New Families button below. If your family currently uses an ETC scholarship, or if your family has applied to Children’s Scholarship Fund in the past, please click the Returning ETC Families button below.
ETC application deadline: The deadline to submit your ETC requalification application is Friday, May 5th, 2023.
- Although returning families receive priority, funding is limited and ETC awards are given on a first come, first served basis.
- You will only be eligible for a scholarship award when the online application is completed and all of your supporting income documents have been processed by CSFNH.
- Supporting documents must be submitted in a PDF format. Please do not upload your income documents as pictures or videos.
We provide ETC scholarships for New Hampshire students who are struggling in their current public school to allow them to attend a school that is a better fit for them and their learning needs. Scholarships are awarded to students based on the metrics in the Education Tax Credit law, financial need (income and family size), and funds raised for tuition for a private school (listed here), an out-of-district public school, online school, or for homeschooling expenses. Submitting an application is not a guarantee of an award. Families are notified if they are awarded scholarships.
How Are Scholarships Funded?
CSF is a 501c3 nonprofit charity scholarship organization funded by contributions from individuals and businesses. All donations are tax-deductible. When a business contributes to CSF, they can be awarded an 85% tax credit against BET/BPT, their New Hampshire business income taxes. Individuals can receive an 85% tax credit against their Interest and Dividends Tax (I&D). For more information, please visit our Support page.