State Tax Credit Scholarships
The goal of the tuition tax credit program is to make private schooling available to everyone.There is no cap on how much a student can receive as a scholarship, but the amount that can be used is limited to the cost of tuition. The tax credit law specifies that scholarships may only be used for qualified K-12 private schools.Asking for donationsAll scholarship money awarded is funded by generous taxpayer donations. In return, these taxpayers are able to claim a tax credit for 100% of what they donated, up to the maximum allowed or their income tax liability, whichever is less. What is more, these donors are allowed to make student recommendations on their donation. It doesn't guarantee that the student they name will receive a scholarship, but it is considered as one of the factors used to make award decisions. Click here for a Sample Letter to request donations.Educate Arizona taxpayers about these state tax credits! By donating to a School Tuition Organization, you let the state know you support Christian Education!Claiming Your CreditNow that you've made your Tax Credit donation, you'll need to claim it on your Arizona tax returns. This 5 minute video gives you a quick overview about how to claim your Private School Tax Credit.Applying for ScholarshipsListed below are the School Tuition Organizations (STOs) that provide financial assistance for those who choose to send their children to private schools. Please contact the individual STO for their specific requirements, applications and guidelines.There are three types of scholarships available:1. Individual-Original Tax Credit Scholarship
Any student who is attending a qualified private school is eligible to apply for an Original Tax Credit Scholarship. In order to be considered, the student must simply be enrolled at the school and have a completed scholarship application.
2. Individual-Overflow/PLUS Tax Credit Scholarship, Sometimes Referred to as Switcher
Students who are eligible fall under these four categories:
- Switchers: A student who switched from a public to a qualified private school in the previous school year after having attended public school for at least 90 days (or one full semester) before switching enrollment to a private school.
- Kindergarten students entering a qualified private school.
- Military: Students who are the dependents of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces who is stationed in Arizona pursuant to military orders.
- Corporate/Overflow: A student who has previously received a scholarship from the corporate tax credit or Overflow/PLUS tax credit program, and has continued in a qualified private school ever since.
Students are eligible for these scholarships when the student’s family income meets the low family income requirements AND has previously received either a switcher or an original scholarship award. Corporate Scholarship Eligibility
School Tuition Organizations (STOs)
Please contact each individual School Tuition Organization (STO) for specific application requirements and deadlines.Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization (ACSTO)
Applications for the new school year are available in February.If your child will be attending K-12th grade at a Christian private school for the first time in the fall, you may apply for a scholarship during the Spring prior to when your child starts at the private school. Send in your new application to ACSTO between February 3 and March 31, and any scholarships awarded to your child in the Spring Award Cycle can be used for the upcoming school year.
P.O. Box 6580, Chandler, AZ 85246
480-820-0403AAA Scholarships Foundation* Eligablity Requirements
PO Box 15719, Tampa, FL 33684-0719
(888) 707-2465Arizona Leadership Foundation *
Apply for the new school year from April 15 to June 1.
602) 525-7355Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund *
Applications are required for all families and need to be submitted one time per school year.
6909 E. Greenway Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Arizona School Choice Trust, Inc. * Eligibility RequirementsApplications accepted January 15-April 30. The application fee is $35.2875 W. Ray Rd. #6-314
623-414-3429Arizona Tuition Connection *
11445 E. Via Linda, Ste 2-145, Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Institute for Better Education *
911 S. Craycroft, Tucson, AZ 85711
520-512-5438Applications for the new school year will be accepted January 15 through May 1. The application fee is $3011022 N 28th Drive Ste 240
Phoenix, Arizona 85029
Apply for the new school year from April 1 to May 15.2241 E. Pecos Rd., Ste 3, Chandler, AZ 85225480-722-7502STO4kidz *
Apply for the new school year from April 15 to June 1. Applications will reopen November 1.All Required Documents MUST Be Uploaded When Submitting Application.602-698-8855Applications will be available after May 1.PO Box 21930, Mesa, AZ 85274
480-414-8677*Accepts Corporate Scholarships. Corporate Scholarship Eligibility