CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – State Treasurer Leo Moore announced today that the Marketplace Education Assistant online portal through which families and education service providers will be able to access Hope Scholarship programs and funds is now available online.
“My office has been working diligently to get the Hope Scholarship program back up and running since the Supreme Court lifted the injunction against it last month,” said Treasurer Moore. “With the launch of our Education Assistant Marketplace, we’re a critical step closer to being able to access families’ finances and pay for educational services through the system.”
The Education Market Assistant is an online system through which prospective students and school families can apply for programs, receive and manage funds, and pay for educational services. Education service providers must also use an online system to apply for approval to provide education services through the program, as well as receive payment through it.
Due to the delay caused by the ban, Hope Scholars funds for the full academic year are not expected to be deposited into accounts until January, but families and education service providers can still access their accounts, manage settings and familiarize themselves with the system and practices. until that time.
“The portal is a key mechanism that we use to ensure Hope Scholarship funds are used specifically for eligible purchases authorized by the Hope Act Scholarship, so its launch is critical to the successful operation of this program,” said Treasurer Moore. “I’m proud to be able to get our team online so quickly.” after this the ban was lifted so that families could begin to arrange the needs of the children’s education.
A contributor to the Education Market Portal can be accessed at www.hopescholarshipwv.com.