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South Carolina Department of Education Scholarship Trust Fund Program

South Carolina Department of Education

Education Scholarship Trust Fund Program

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Education Scholarship Trust Fund (ESTF) Program. The ESTF program provides $6,000 scholarships to qualifying South Carolina students. The South Carolina Department of Education administers the ESTF and has contracted with ClassWallet for programmatic support and to manage the distribution of scholarship funds to participating families. Learn more and get started below!

The 2024-2025 school year application is now open and will close on March 15, 2024.

Learn More & Get Started Below

IMPORTANT

Families & Students

Families can use scholarship funds to create a customized, flexible education for their student, including paying for approved expenses like independent school tuition and fees, tutoring, educational therapies, online courses, and more!

Get Started

  • Step 1: Complete a simple application.

    Application process is now open. Once you complete the application you will receive a confirmation email and application status updates.

    To complete the application, you'll need:

    • Proof of Guardianship (Tax Return w/Dependents Listed, Birth Certificate, etc)
    • Proof of income (2022 or 2023 tax return documentation. If you don't file taxes, information on income)
    • Proof of residency (Driver's License or State-issued ID, utility bill, etc.)

    After the application has been reviewed to verify eligibility, you will receive another email notifying you of the eligibility decision. Please allow up to 14 days for your application to be reviewed.

    Student Application
  • Step 2: Access scholarship funds on ClassWallet

    Once your student is approved, you will receive a Welcome Email from ClassWallet with next steps on how to access your scholarship funds through the ClassWallet platform. In late July 2024, your student's scholarship account will be funded with the first quarterly payment, and you'll receive step-by-step instructions on accessing and using the scholarship funds. Stay tuned for support and training!

  • Step 3: Use your student's scholarship

    Make payments and purchases for approved expenses using your student's scholarship account through ClassWallet.

Get Started Today - Spots are Limited!

Student Application

Help & Support

Family & Student Application Questions

FACTS Management has been contracted to support the application administration process.

Call FACTS Management

(866) 539-6359
Monday through Friday from 8 am - 8 pm ET

Email FACTS Management

info@factsmgt.com

General Program Support and Scholarship Account Funding Questions

Call ClassWallet

(877) 313-1299
Monday through Friday from 8 am - 8 pm ET
Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm ET

Email ClassWallet

help@classwallet.com

Start the Application Process Now

Create an account here to begin the application process
Student Application

Resources for Families & Students

Education Service Providers

Thank you for your interest in serving ESTF families & students. "Education Service Providers" are individuals or organizations approved by the South Carolina Department of Education to provide educational goods and services to scholarship students at the direction of their parent or guardian. The Department has developed an application process for participation in the program which outlines the criteria and timeline for approval.

Get Started

  • Step 1: To submit an application, complete the Education Service Provider application form.

    Education Service Provider Application
  • Step 2: You will receive notification of the state's decision within 5 business days of your submission.

  • Step 3: Within 3 business days of your ESP Application approval, you will receive an email from ClassWallet with step-by-step instructions on finalizing your registration and creating your ClassWallet account. This final step will allow you to receive payments from families and students.

Review Frequently Asked Questions for Education Service Providers here.

Resources For Service Providers

School Districts

Thank you for your interest in serving ESTF families & students. Qualified families can use the ESTF ($6,000 per student) to pay for services provided by a student's non-resident school district, including:

  • Out-of-district fees
  • Individual classes
  • After school tutoring services
  • Transportation (up to $750/school year)
  • Fees or costs associated with participation in extracurricular activities

Get Started

  • Step 1: Complete the registration form below.

    School District Registration
  • Step 2: You'll receive an email from ClassWallet with step-by-step instructions on finalizing your registration and creating your ClassWallet account. This final step will allow you to receive payments from ESTF participants.