Exceptional SC is South Carolina’s first private education choice program, formerly called the Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children (ECENC). Modeled on Florida’s highly successful McKay Scholarship program, Exceptional SC awards scholarships of up to $11,000 to eligible private schools on behalf of individually qualified children with exceptional needs.
Donors to Exceptional SC are eligible for South Carolina income tax credits of up to 60% of their total income tax liability. There is currently an annual statewide tax credit cap of $12 million.
In addition to the $12 million scholarship program, Exceptional SC also maintains a $2 million refundable tax credit program which refunds parents directly if the credit exceeds their tax liability.
- Search for Exceptional SC-eligible private schools near you. You may also view a complete list of Exceptional SC-eligible schools here.
- Find out if your student is eligible for an exceptional needs scholarship by clicking here.
- For more information about Exceptional SC, visit their online home or the SC Education Oversight Committee website.