Step Up For Students weekly enrollment numbers for the week ending 10/15/2021

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (income-based scholarships):

  • 153,530 enrolled students, 16 percent higher than last year
  • 53 percent of students live in single-parent households
  • 67 percent Black or Hispanic
  • $40,759 average household income

Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities:

  • 20,955 students funded,
  • 56.2% Autism Spectrum
  • 9.4% Rare Diseases
  • 5.9% Anaphylaxis
  • 5.7% Intellectual Disability
  • 4.9% Multiple-Diagnoses
  • 3.8% High-Risk
  • 2.7% Other Health Impairment
  • 2.1% Specific Learning Disability
  • 2% Cerebral Palsy
  • 1.8% Down Syndrome
  • 5.5% All other diagnoses

Hope Scholarship:

  • 76 students funded
  • 13 students funded through COVID-19 rule

Reading Scholarship:

  • 915 students eligible