South Carolina’s ECENC helps students with special needs attend credentialed private schools. Parents can chose either tuition tax credits or scholarships funded by Exceptional SC.
A payment made by Exceptional SC to an eligible school, in the name of an exceptional needs student, of up to $11,000 for tuition, transportation and textbook expenses.
A special charity, called Exceptional SC, awards scholarships to exceptional needs children. These scholarship grants allow eligible children to attend participating private schools. Individual and corporate donors to Exceptional SC are eligible for South Carolina income tax credits.
Exceptional SC is:
Yes. Exceptional SC is required to develop a process that “prioritize[s] the awarding of grants to eligible incumbent grant recipients at eligible schools”
Before awarding any grant, the Fund must receive written documentation from the student’s parent or guardian documenting that the qualifying student is an exceptional needs child. Upon approving the application, the fund must issue a check to the eligible school in the name of the qualifying student “within either thirty days upon approval of the application or thirty days of the start of the school’s semester.”