Tax Credit Scholarships
In August 2017, with bipartisan support, the House and Senate passed a comprehensive education funding bill that was signed into law by the governor. The law includes a provision for tax credit scholarships, which provide strong incentives for donors to support non-public school scholarships for low-income students in the state. Illinois students from low-income families may use these new scholarships to attend a non-public school of their choice, including the more than 200 Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools in Cooke and Lake Counties.
This legislation represents a major step forward that will help create more equity in school funding throughout Illinois, and for the first time provide real school choice for students and their families.
Donating to a Tax Credit Scholarship
To learn more about the process for applying for a tax credit, and donating to a Scholarship Granting Organization in support of tax credit scholarships, click here.
Applying for a Tax Credit Scholarship
The window to apply for a tax credit scholarship for the 2018/19 school year has closed. We will provide updated on this website when the applications open for the 2019/20 school year. In the meantime, to learn more about the tax credit scholarship application policy, including frequently asked questions and scholarship eligibility, click here.