Arizona has provided taxpayers with a wonderful opportunity and the best part? It costs nothing!

All Arizona taxpayers have the ability to contribute to a School Tuition Organization (STO) and receive a dollar-for-dollar credit when they file their state taxes. Arizona School Choice Trust is a certified, state-approved STO that uses your tax credit contribution to provide private school scholarships, in turn giving hope and opportunity to low-income children, foster children and children with special needs.

For 2015, married taxpayers filing jointly can give up to $2,134. Individual taxpayers can give up to $1,067.

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For more information from the Arizona Department of Revenue and the appropriate tax forms, click here

For details on the Corporate Tuition Tax Credit Program and how Arizona School Choice Trust can help your business take advantage of the opportunities available, click here

For more details from the Department of Revenue regarding Corporate Tuition Tax Credits, click here

The answer is YES! This tax credit is in addition to the Public School Extracurricular Tax Credit.

You can participate in all of Arizona’s tax credit programs!

No, all contributions to Arizona School Choice Trust are distributed to students on a first-come, first-served basis. All scholarship recipients must meet income guidelines and complete an ASCT online application.

While we are happy to consider a donor’s private school recommendation, we cannot give a scholarship to a specific student.

Further, a school tuition organization cannot award, restrict or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of donor recommendation. A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer’s own dependent.

Arizona School Choice Trust applications are ONLY available online beginning on January 15th each year and until funds are exhausted.

You do NOT need to have your taxes completed to apply. You may also apply using prior year tax documents. ASCT uses an online application processing company called TADS. TADS does charge a $30 application fee.

NOTE: There is a separate application for students who qualify for the Disabled/Displaced Scholarship Program (also known as Lexie’s Law). Please contact pobrien@asct.org for more details.

Families are able to choose ANY private school in Arizona.

Here is a partial list of schools with which we have worked:

91st Psalm Christian School
Aleph Bet Preschool and Kindergarten
All Saints’ Episcopal Day School
Annunciation Catholic School
Apostolic Faith Center Christian Academy
Arizona Cultural Academy
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Arrowhead Christian Academy
Arrowhead Montessori
Atonement Lutheran School
Austism Academy
Awakening Seed School
Bethany Christian School
Bourgade Catholic High School
Brophy College Preparatory
Calvary Chapel Christian School
Calvary Christian Academy Lake Havasu City
Calvary Christian School
Carden Christian Academy Central
Casas Christian School
Cheder Lubavitch Arizona
Christ Lutheran School
Christ The King Academy
Christ The King Catholic School
Christ The Redeemer Lutheran School
Christian Academy of Prescott
Cross of Glory Lutheran School
Cross of Glory Lutheran School
Desert Christian School
Desert Garden Montessori
Desert Jewish Academy
Dobson Montessori School
Emmanuel Lutheran School
Emmaus Lutheran School
Emunah Montessori Academy
Faith Christian Academy
Faith Christian School
Faith Community Academy
First Baptist Christian Academy
First Southern Christian School
Flagstaff Community Christian School
Fountain Of Life School
Freedom Christian Academy
Gateway Baptist Academy
Gethsemane Lutheran School
Gilbert Christian School
Glendale Christian Academy
Glenview Adventist School
Grace Community Christian School
Grace Fellowship Academy
Grace Lutheran School
GracePointe Christian Academy
Immaculate Heart High School
Immaculate Heart School (K-8)
International School of Tucson
Joy Christian School
KASL Academy
Lauren’s Instite for Education
Lexis Preparatory School
Life Christian Academy
Mesa Christian Academy
Montessori Center School
Montessori International School
Montessori Kingdom of Learning
Most Holy Trinity Catholic School
Mountain Christian School
Native American Christian Academy
Nellie P. Covert School
Neurologic Music Therapy Services of Arizona
New Life Christian Academy
New Vista
New Way Academy
Noor Academy of Arizona
North Valley Christian Academy
Northwest Christian School
Notre Dame Preparatory School
Orme School of Arizona
Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Glendale
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Scottsdale
Our Lady of Sorrows Academy
Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic School
Paradise Valley Christian
Pardes Jewish Day School
Parker Apostolic Christian Academy
Peridot Lutheran Elementary School
Phoenix Christian School
Phoenix Christian Unified Schools
Phoenix Country Day School
Phoenix Hebrew Academy
Pieceful Solutions
Pleasant View Christian School
Pope John XXIII Catholic School
Primavera School
Pusch Ridge Christian Academy
Queen of Peace School
Rancho Solano
Redeemer Christian Academy
Redeemer Christian School
Sacred Heart Catholic School
Salpointe Catholic High School
San Miguel High School
Santa Cruz Catholic School
Scottsdale Christian Academy
Scottsdale United Methodist
Seton Catholic High School
Shearim Torah High School
Shepherd of the Desert School
Shilo Christian School
Southwestern Christian School
Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic School
Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic School
St. Agnes Catholic School
St. Alban’s Preschool + Kindergarten
St. Ambrose Catholic School
St. Augustine Catholic High School
St. Catherine of Sienna School
St. Cyril School
St. Daniel The Prophet School
St. Francis Xavier Elementary School
St. Gregory Catholic School
St. Gregory College Preparatory School
St. Jerome Catholic School
St. John Bosco Catholic School
St. John The Evangelist Catholic School
St. John Vianney Catholic School
St. Joseph Catholic School
St. Louis The King Catholic School
St. Mark Presbyterian School
St. Mary Basha Catholic School
St. Mary’s High School
St. Matthew School
St. Michael’s Indian School
St. Michael’s Parish Day School
St. Theresa Catholic School
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School
St. Timothy Catholic School
St. Vincent de Paul School
Tempe Montessori School
Tesseract School
The Abbie School
Thunderbird Adventist Academy
Torah Day School of Phoenix
Tri-City Christian Academy
Trinity Christian School
Trinity Lutheran School
Trinity United Methodist Preschool
Tucson Community School
Tucson Hebrew Academy
Tucson Waldorf School
Valley Christian High School
Valley Lutheran High School
Veritas Christian Community School
Vision Christian Academy
West Valley Christian School
Wickenburg Christian Academy
Xavier College Preparatory High School
Yeshiva High School of Arizona

Is your school not listed?

Contact us and we will be happy to add your school to our list!

Families must complete the TADS online application and meet the income requirements. Click here. Scholarships are given on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds are committed. Renewal families do receive priority when applying for scholarships. Please contact pobrien@asct.org for more information on the scholarship process.

Arizona School Choice Trust gave over 1,300 scholarships to children at over 100 schools statewide. This past application period, we had over 4,000 applicants.

Statistics

As reported to the Arizona Department of Revenue, 2014-15 tuition awards paid from the ASCT break down as follows:
For students whose family income meets the economic eligibility requirements established under the National School Lunch and Child Nutrition Acts for free or reduced-price lunches (family income up to 185% of poverty level):
For students whose family income exceeds the threshold under the National School Lunch and Child Nutrition Acts for free or reduced-price lunches but does not exceed 185% of the eligibility requirements of those acts (family income from 185% of poverty level to 342.25% of poverty level):
Percent of Scholarships
Total Scholarships
Percent of Scholarships
Total Scholarships
Individual Tax Credit Donations
1%
$4,800
99%
$531,860
PLUS Tax Credit Donations
3%
$8,500
97%
$301,971
Corporate Tax Credit Donations
85%
$3,735,195
15%
$658,336