McKay Deadlines

Please note that the deadlines for filing a parental intent and private school enrollment are statutory deadlines. The Department cannot make exceptions if these deadlines are missed. Failure to complete attendance verification will result in a postponement of scholarship payments until the next scheduled payment period. Private schools participating in the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program must meet the deadlines set by the Scholarship Funding Organizations in order to receive payment. For the 2019-2020 school year...

If you filed intent by:
 July 3 Sept 2  Dec 3   Jan 31
Your child must be enrolled by:  Aug 2  Oct 2  Jan 2  Mar 2
For the school to receive payment on: Sept 1  Nov 1  Feb 1  Apr 1
 Maximum scholarship amount for the rest of the school year:  100%  75%  50%  25%
 Payment Period:  July 1-Sept 30  Oct 1-Dec 31  Jan 1-Feb 28  Mar 1-June 30

  • The scholarship tuition amount is the state maximum amount (based on the student’s matrix cost factor) or the private school tuition and fees, whichever is less.

  • The scholarship tuition amount is divided into four quarterly payments for the school year.

  • If the intent is filed or the student is enrolled after a deadline, the student will not be eligible to receive that quarter’s scholarship payments, but will have met the deadline to receive payment the next quarter.

Note: A valid 2018-2019 intent expires if unused by April 30, 2019. A new Intent may be filed for the following year.


Filing Intent and receiving a Confirmation Number from the DOE website does NOT indicate approval of a McKay Scholarship.

To access the Florida McKay Scholarship website click here

Further guidelines regarding the John McKay Scholarship program responsibilities can be found by accessing the FLDOE Office of Independent Education & Parental Choice website at

Florida's McKay Parent Hotline: 1-800-447-1636 

For more information, email the OCPS District McKay Office at

McKay letters

For the 2018-2019 
School Year

McKay letter 2018-19 (English)

McKay letter 2018-19 (Spanish)

McKay letter 2018-19 (Haitian Creole)

Contact Information


Beverly Knestrick
Director ESE Policy

District McKay Instructional Lead
Amy McCormick

District McKay Staff
Sabrina Britt
Beth Hoover