Guidance Released

Today the Ohio Department of Education released guidance on the ACE Educational Savings Account Program including an Applicant User Manual, which walks parents and guardians through the process of applying for ACE funds.

The steps are outlined below:

Step 1: Submit Income Verification
Follow along the Applicant User Manual for a step-by-step walkthrough on income verification. This involves creating an OH|ID account, setting up an Ohio Department of Education profile, requesting access to the Income Verification application, and how to apply for the ACE Savings account.

Step 2: Sign up with Merit
After Income Verification is complete (this entire process may take up to two weeks), qualifying parents and guardians will receive an email from Merit notifying them to sign up to receive access to their account funds. This will also provide a link to the marketplace.

Step 3: Spend Ace Funds with Qualified Education Service Providers
Parents and guardians will be able to access the Market Place to find providers in their areas after income verification has been established and sign-up with Merit on is complete.

Link to Income Verification:…/Ohio-ACE-Parent-and…

Link to ACE Applicant User Manual:…/Ace-User-Manual.pdf.aspx…
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