Ohio Ace Education Marketplace
Browse education service providers who have been approved to receive funds from Ohio ACE educational savings accounts.
IMPORTANT PROGRAM UPDATE
The federal funds used to operate this project are scheduled to expire later this year. As a result, all ACE funds must be used for allowable activities no later than July 1, 2024. (Dates of service must occur before July 1, 2024.)*
All claims requesting payment or reimbursement must be submitted to Merit for processing no later than July 15, 2024. Any funds that are not expended by July 1, 2024 will no longer be available. Claims submitted after July 15, 2024 will not be approved.
*Clarification for service dates/close down for camps: Claims for day camps that have been paid for by parents may be reimbursed if the service date occurs through September 1, 2024. The claim is only reimbursable for day camps during this time period if the parent has paid up front and prior to July 1, 2024.
Each Service Provider conducts their business differently and may collect payment for their goods/services in one of two ways:
1. Parent/Guardian pays for goods/services at time of service. This type of purchase can be reimbursed with OH ACE account funds directly to the parent/guardian via claim submission with an attached receipt in the OH ACE app as long as the parent/guardian has connected their bank account to the app.
2. Service Provider issues an invoice to the parent/guardian for goods/services. This invoice can be paid directly to the Service Provider using OH ACE account funds by submitting a claim with the attached invoice in the OH ACE app, as long as the Service Provider has set up their account to receive those funds.
Please check with each Service Provider ahead of a purchasing decision to ensure you are aware of their policy regarding payment at time of service or invoicing.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
This service provider requires payment upfront : No
Phone Number: (513) 559-7730
Address: 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249
Service Provider: 201649
The Cincinnati Zoo provides schools, children, and families with field trips and programming starting with preschool through high school and college. Families can be reimbursed for the following: Zoo Troop Camp (Spring, Summer, Winter, Holiday) Family Day Programs (Hurray for Mom, Hurray for Dad, The Zoo Gourmet) General Admission Membership (up to $154) Families that have a SNAP/EBT card can purchase reduced admission or membership at the ticketing window when you show your card and ID. Only child/student tickets will be reimbursed for Family Day Programs and General Admission. Not all events may be approved for ACE reimbursement. Families coming on educational field trips can access our self-guided resources at cincinnatizoo.org/fieldtrips. All programs, memberships, and admission are reimbursement only. Please attach a copy of your confirmation with the order number.