Step Up for Students Scholarship

CCS accepts the Step Up For Students (SUFS) Scholarship from those students who have successfully completed the regular admissions process.  Below is additional information on the program.


About Step Up For Students

Step Up For Students was created by the Florida Legislature in 2001 to help alleviate the enormous educational challenges faced by children in Florida. Since then, over a million scholarships have been awarded.  The program provides Tax Credit Scholarships to students in K-12 who come from lower-income families.  These scholarships allow the students to consider a participating private school such as CCS that may better suit their individual needs.  They are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is important to check the website regularly and meet all of the scholarships requirements and deadlines.  Students who qualifyfor the free or reduced school lunch program may qualify for a Step Up For Students Scholarship.  For the 2021-22 school year, scholarships awards ranged from $7,067 – $7,626 for private school tuition.

Step Up For Students Mission Statement

Step Up For Students provides legislatively authorized K-12 scholarships and related support to give economically disadvantaged families the freedom to choose the best learning options for their children.

New families who are interested in applying for this scholarship should monitor the Step Up for Students website for the opening of new applications.  You are encouraged to click here to sign up for the Step Up For Students interest list.  It will allow you to receive notifications regarding the application season.

This video is also extremely helpful in understanding the application process.  

Renewal families whose children received a Step Up scholarship for the current school year, click here in January (date is determined by SUFS) to complete the application for the upcoming school year.  Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis (giving priority to renewal families), so apply early. 

For more information, please contact our Enrollment Specialist, Julie Paterson at or (305) 246-8608.


Colonial Christian School
17105 SW 296 Street | Homestead, FL 33030
Tel: (305) 246-8608 | Fax: (305) 246-1542