Georgia has two private school choice programs, a school voucher and a tax-credit scholarship.

Georgia offers K–12 students and their families several types of school choice, including two private school choice programs, charter schools, magnet schools, home schooling and inter-and intra-district public school choice via open enrollment policies.

Qualified Education Expense Tax Credit

  • Georgia offers tax credits to corporate and individual donors supporting student scholarship organizations (SSOs), nonprofits that provide private school scholarships to students in need.
  • Enacted 2008

Program Rules:

    • Income Limit: None
    • Prior Year Public School Requirement: Yes
    • Geographic Limit: Statewide
    • Enrollment Cap: None
    • Scholarship Cap: $11,359 (2021)
    • Testing Mandates: None
    • Credit Value: 100 percent
    • Per Donor Credit Cap: $1,000 for individuals, $2,500 for married couples ($1,250 for married filing separately), 75 percent of state liability for businesses
    • Budget Cap: $100 million

Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program

  • The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program allows any student with a disability whose parents are unhappy with their assigned public school to receive a voucher to attend private school.
  • Enacted 2007

Program Rules:

    • Income Limit: None
    • Prior Year Public School Requirement: Yes
    • Geographic Limit: Statewide
    • Enrollment Cap: None
    • Voucher Cap: Conditional
    • Testing Mandates: Pre- and post-assessments
    • Additional Information: Limited to students with special needs 

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