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 Cook 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
There is still time to apply for a 2018 tax credit and donate to a Scholarship Granting Organization. To review the process, click here.
So far in 2018 nearly 3,000 students were awarded scholarships, and there are many more students who could benefit from your generosity.
Your gift through a tax credit scholarship provides a high-quality, faith-based education for generations of students to come.
Consider applying for your tax credit today.
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.