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Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children Program

Proviso 109.11 of the 2017-18 General Appropriation Act
(as ratified by the SC General Assembly on June 6, 2017)

How does a school apply for eligibility under the Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children (ECENC) Program for Fiscal Year 2017-18?

Below are links to information to assist the general public:
The ECENC is separate and distinct from the enrollment of public school students with disabilities at a private school, which is governed by South Carolina State Board of Education regulation 43-243. Moreover, the ECENC explicitly forbids the "regulat[ion] of the educational program of an independent school that accept students receiving scholarship grants."

Approved schools (updated August 11, 2017)

Eligible schools listed by year:





Schools eligible last year must reapply and be approved before parents can be eligible for the tax credit or for the tuition grants.

Report on School Approval Process for FY 2016-17 (revised November 14, 2016)


Are you interested in a tax credit or scholarship?



Advisory Committee
The Advisory Committee created pursuant to Proviso 1.80. of Act 286 of 2014.

ECENC Advisory Committee Meeting
Friday, January 13, 2017, 10 AM
Room 501 Blatt Building

Meeting Materials


Audits and Statements of Intent to Audit -- submitted by Schools Participating in ECENC Program in 2015

Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children Program: EOC Responsibilities and Results, FY 2015-16 -- October 2015

Update on Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs
Children (ECENC) Program -- October 2014

The information available on this website is not intended to be legal or educational advice. 


Last Updated August 4, 2017