Changes Made to House Bill 200

House Bill 200, which would streamline Ohio’s scholarship programs into one statewide, income-based program called the Ohio Opportunity Scholarship, received its eighth hearing recently before the Ohio House Education and Career Readiness Committee.

During its hearing, the committee made the following two changes to the bill:

  • Eliminated the portion of the legislation pertaining to Education Savings Accounts
  • Lowered the qualifying income level for first-time applicants from 400 percent of federal poverty to 300 percent

Students whose family income falls between 200% and 300% are eligible for a partial scholarship. The bill also allows students who are renewing their scholarship in subsequent years to retain their scholarship even if their family income increases up to 400% of federal poverty. These renewal students would be eligible for a partial scholarship. 

These changes are in addition to previous changes made to the bill

If you have questions about these recent changes, please contact our office at 614-223-1555 or

We need your help! You can contact members of the House Education and Career Readiness Committee and your legislators today to tell them why you trust parents and think its important to support House Bill 200. 

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