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NC Opportunity Scholarship

NC Opportunity Scholarship - This grant is awarded through the state of North Carolina.
Your child does not need to be enrolled at ELS to apply for this scholarship. Qualifying families can be awarded up to $6,492 per student for the 2023-2024 school year.
Household Income Eligibility Guidelines
for 2023-2024


 Award Limit

 Maximum Household

Gross Income for 2022

# in Household   To receive up to $6,492 of tuition  To receive 90% of tuition*
 2 $36,482 $72,964
 3 $45,991 $91,982
 4 $55,500 $111,000
 5 $65,009 $130,018
 6 $74,518 $149,036
 7 $84,027 $168,054
8 $93,536 $187,072
9 $103,045 $206,090
10 $112,554 $225,108
11 $112,063 $244,126
12 $131,572 $263,144

NC ESA + Grant 

The NC ESA + Grant is a scholarship is for students who are dealing with specific disabilities. This grant is awarded through the state of North Carolina.

ELS Financial Aid

Process of applying for financial aid.

We offer financial aid through ELS in addition to what you may receive from NC Opportunity Scholarship and also for those families who do not qualify for the NC Opportunity Scholarship. You will need to create an account to apply for financial aid as this is different from your family portal account. You must be enrolled at ELS to apply for this aid.

*Please note: 

When determining your household income, please remember the following: if two parents live together in the home, even if one parent is a step-parent, the combined income must be submitted. If biological parents are not in the same household (but they share care of the child) both incomes must be reported. If parents are divorced, any child support or alimony must be reported and if a parent does not file, an IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter (4506-T) will be required during enrollment.

Please read our   pdf Financial Aid Policy (141 KB)  before applying for aid. 

ELS Dress Code

We require all students to wear approved clothing from either Read's Uniforms or Land's End.

Please note some important details regarding approved wear:

  • All polo shirts must have the school logo on them. Please read our School Dress Code before purchasing items. 
  • Grades 5 - 8 require a physical education uniform which can be found on the Land's End site  and is listed as the "essential tee" and "mesh gym shorts or mesh athletic gym shorts." Please see requirements in the School Dress Code. Other clothing articles are not permitted.
  • Only ELS approved jackets,sweaters,hoodies are allowed to be worn in the classroom. Students will be asked to remove any non-uniform outer garments in the classroom.
  • Every Friday is jeans (blue or black only) and ELS spirit shirt day. Jeans with holes, rips or tears are prohibited. Students may wear approved school bottoms in place of jeans if they wish.


Shop Read's Uniforms here.

Our school code is "ELSNC" 


Shop Land's End here.

Our school code is 900137514.


ELS Spirit Wear Online Store

Shop for spirit wear here.