Curriculum and Resources

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.

For additional information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions, Tax Credit Scholarship Eligibility, and More Information pages.