Financial Aid

Financial Aid Options

To get the MOST scholarship money for any given school year, start looking/applying for scholarships the February-April BEFORE the autumn you wish to enroll in DePaul. SOME scholarships can be combined! Please talk to us before you apply.

If cost is an issue, let’s go over your options! Call us at 904.223.3391.

*DePaul’s tuition may be tax deductible if itemized as a medical expense. Please check with your accountant before you file your taxes.

The McKay Scholarship (Learning Difference-Based)

Public school students with an IEP or 504 plan may be eligible for the McKay Scholarship. File intent here beginning in February.

Note to those enrolling in the McKay for the next school year:
-You must declare intent to use the money by the beginning of July, and enroll your child in a private McKay School by August 1st or you will not get the full amount of your McKay Scholarship.
-We automatically re-enroll returning students once they re-register for the school year at DePaul. (THIS SCHOLARSHIP ONLY.)

The Gardiner Scholarship (formerly PLSA; Learning Difference-Based)

The Gardiner Scholarship (formerly PLSA) is used for several different services, including tuition at private schools. It covers eligible children with Prader-Willi syndrome, Spina bifida, Williams syndrome, Phelan-McDermid syndrome, or intellectual/developmental delays. Not sure if your child qualifies? We are happy to advise you at your request. See if you qualify.

Note: Do NOT delay in applying for this scholarship if you know you are eligible or need to reapply. Also, the McKay Scholarship and the Gardiner Scholarship cannot combine with each other.

Florida Tax Credit Income Scholarship (Income-Based)

The FTC program provides state tax credits for contributions to nonprofit scholarship funding organizations (SFOs). The SFOs then award scholarships to eligible children of low-income families.
See if you qualify.

The Hope Scholarship (For victims of a qualifying incident of bullying)

Students in a Florida public school who have been subjected to an incident of battery, harassment, hazing, bullying, kidnapping, physical attack, robbery, sexual offenses, threats, or intimidation may be eligible to enroll in an approved private school under the Hope Scholarship. Contingent upon available funds, this scholarship is available to eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis.
Apply now!

AAA Scholarships (Income-Based)

If your child is in a school that is not meeting his/her needs, the AAA Scholarship may help. Applications typically become available in mid-March.

To apply:, or call 1-888-707-2465

The DePaul Scholarship (Income-Based)

This scholarship opens to new, accepted students each year in May. Some enrolled students are eligible for an income-based benefit to help offset DePaul’s tuition. The third party company that administrates this scholarship charges an application fee of $43 (subject to change). Click here to apply during the annual application window.

DePaul School’s scholarship fund is always accepting donations. Click here to help make DePaul accessible to more kids who need us.

Frances McGlannan Foundation Grants (Income-Based)

This grant provides financial assistance to families of children whose learning needs require specialized education, but who cannot access this resource due to financial constraints. The third-party company who administrates this scholarship charges an application fee of about $40.
Apply for it here.

Ten- And Twelve- Month Payment Plans

If you have a remaining balance, we can set up an affordable monthly payment plan for you. Just contact us at

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