Eligible Students

Proving Student Eligibility

To be eligible for the scholarship or tuition tax credit from Exceptional SC, students must be residents of South Carolina, be eligible to attend a public school, and have one of the documents listed below to prove eligibility. The eligibility/reevaluation determination date on the document must be within the past three years.

  • Independent Medical Professional Form: Certain third party medical professionals can designate a child as eligible for a grant. Please note: For the 2016-17 application year, Exceptional SC will accept medical professional forms previously accepted by SFOs as long as the eligibility determination date is within the past three years. 
  • Multi-Disciplinary Team Report (MDTR): Issued by a public school district. Provide the full document, including the signature page.
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Issued by a public school district.
  • Individualized Service Plan (ISP): Issued by a public school district.
  • Eligibility Determination Letter: Issued in the IDEA mandated Child Find program.
  • Other Letter or Document from a South Carolina public school district.

Families should keep that proof of student eligibility and tuition receipts, as they would other important tax documents.