The Choice Programs and the SNSP are governed by different laws. As such, the programs have different student eligibility requirements; different application processes and timelines; and have different school participation requirements. If the student meets the eligibility requirements and the school is in the Choice programs and the SNSP, it is a parent’s decision as to whether to apply to a Choice program or the SNSP. A parent may submit applications for the student to participate in both programs. However, a student can only participate in one program and the school can only receive money from one program, not both, for the student. If a parent submits applications to both programs, the parent should provide the private school with a written statement indicating which program the parent wants the student to participate in (Choice or SNSP). The department recommends that a parent fully evaluate the options before selecting a program (Choice or SNSP).