What are the reasons for a claim to be rejected?

  • Claim amount reflects the costs of services for more than the student listed in claim. 
  • The receipt is handwritten on notebook paper, napkin, or anything that is not considered a formal transaction document.
  • The service provider is related to the student (read more).
  • Name or address of the service provider is not on the receipt/invoice.
  • Unpaid invoices will not be reimbursable to parent.
  • Transportation costs such as shuttle service fees and parking are not reimbursable through the program.
  • Services cannot be part of an organized team or league.
  • Fees cannot be used for pay-to-play charges for interscholastic activities. 
  • Sports uniforms and other hard goods associated with athletics are not reimbursable through the program.
  • Driver’s education courses and testing are not reimbursable through the program.
  • Cosmetology and related services are not reimbursable through the program.
  • Electronic devices are not reimbursable through the program (anything that uses batteries, plugs into an outlet, etc.)
  • Claim is for a physical good and “physical good” is not checked (homeschool students only)
  • Claim does not explicitly state an educational benefit in accordance with the program guidelines.


*This is not a comprehensive list and is an extension of the general program guidelines. View the Ohio Revised Code for more information.