Opportunity Scholarship Program

                     Updated: December 16, 2014

The Opportunity Scholarship Program remains the subject of two companion lawsuits that are now pending before the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

On December 12, 2014, the Supreme Court issued an order permitting the Opportunity Scholarship Program staff to begin preparation as necessary to administer the program for the 2015-16 academic year. While the program is authorized to begin preparations for the next year, the Court also directed that the program NOT disburse funds for the 2015-16 year without further order of the Court.

The State Education Assistance Authority plans to post information and relevant dates regarding the application process for 2015-16 on this website in mid-January.

Updated: September 23, 2014

On September 22, 2014, the North Carolina Court of Appeals issued an order permitting the Opportunity Scholarship Program to disburse funds for students who had accepted the scholarship offer by August 21, 2014.

Schools may resume certifying eligible students and submitting signed applicant endorsement forms to the Opportunity Scholarship Program immediately.

Applicants who accepted the funds, but did not provide the name of a participating school may do so now by emailing the student name, school name and the name of the city where the school is located to opportunityscholarships@ncseaa.edu. The OPS program staff will contact the school to obtain tuition and fee information and verify the studentís enrollment and eligibility.

No new applications or acceptances can be submitted at this time.

New Program Overview

Current List of Nonpublic Schools

Household Income Worksheet

Information for Nonpublic Schools

Opportunity Scholarship Applicants by County

Contact Information:

Phone: 1-855-330-3955 (toll-free)

Email: OpportunityScholarships@ncseaa.edu

Fax: 919-248-4687