2024-25 Scholarship Applications are open until May 3rd
IMPORTANT! Please read all information below!
How it Works
CSF also supports families who choose to homeschool their K-8 children. However, our homeschool program functions differently from our private school program. CSF families who homeschool their students must submit receipts for all school-related purchases. CSF reimburses families up a maximum of $500 per child.
Each K-8 student is eligible for a scholarship and younger siblings may also be considered for a scholarship once they enter kindergarten. Homeschool scholarships can be renewed each year IF your family continue to financially qualify, you continue to complete the application each year, the correct documentation has been provided, and there is available funding.
CSF reimburses families in December a reimbursement will provided that must be sent to the CSF office with all receipts before December 1st. Any receipts for school-related purchases must be reviewed and then approved by CSF. For a general guide please reference CSF's homeschool expenses list below. Please remember that you may turn in all receipts that you believe could be eligible and CSF will make the final decision.
Please note: all program benefits are dependent upon availability of funding, a family’s continued financial eligibility, and adherence to CSF program requirements.
Am I Eligible?
CSF scholarships are based on financial need only. We follow income guidelines similar to the National School Lunch Program.
See the income scale below for our income guidelines for new families for the 2024-2025 school year:
*If your household income exceeds the Maximum Eligible Income for a scholarship, your family is not eligible for a scholarship. If you have questions about your eligibility, please call us at 402-819-4990.
Things You Need Before Applying for a Scholarship!
If you have any 2023 income from these sources listed below, you MUST HAVE A COPY YOU CAN ATTACH/UPLOAD to your 2024-2025 application. If you do not have access to a scanner or printer, or need help applying please call our office at 402-819-4990.
- 2023 Taxes, including Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) and list of dependents *black out Social Security numbers
- 2023 Child Support and Alimony
- 2023 Aid to Dependent Children (ADC)
- 2023 SNAP
- 2023 Social Security
- 2023 Public Housing Assistance/Section 8 (OHA)
- Copy of exemption acknowledgement from the Nebraska Department of Education for the 2024-25 school year
Your application must show some form of income. If you do not receive any of the above mentioned and did not file taxes for 2023 please contact our office at 402-819-4990.
Please complete the online application by the stated deadline and select 'Homeschool' as the chosen school.
If you have questions, or would like more information on the homeschool program, please contact us.
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