WANT TO REDUCE TUITION? FIND OUT HOW!

Desert Christian School will be hosting Tuition Tax Credit Workshops once a month.  Mr. John O’Hair, DCS Headmaster, will explain how to apply for, how to give, and how to raise funds using the Tuition Tax Credit to help pay for private school.  This is available for you or someone you know who is interested in this program or would like more information. 

The following dates have been scheduled for the 2016-2017 school year.  Meetings are held in the Conference Center at the High School campus-7525 E. Speedway 85710. 7:00pm—8:30pm. (Unless otherwise noted) The West Gate will be open and a sign will be there to direct you.

 

February 9th, 2017 at the *Wrightstown Campus, Note: Start time is 5:30pm

March 7th, 2017

April 4th, 2017

May 2nd, 2017

June 6th, 2017

 


 

DESERT CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS SCHOLARSHIPS

Desert Christian is a private school. We do not receive funding from the state. We do our very best to keep the cost of tuition down. All of our expenses are paid by tuition and fundraising.
 
Since 1997 we in the State of Arizona have been blessed with the Tuition Tax Credit program. In 2015 Arizona’s Tax Credit Law was ranked Number One in the nation by the Center for Education Reform! Tax Credits give Christian parents true “school choice”, making Christian education affordable!
 
Most of Desert Christian scholarships are funded by Tuition Tax Credit donations through School Tuition Organizations (STO’s). Are you taking advantage of this program? Are you redirecting your state taxes to this program? During the 2015-2016 school year 75% of our students received some form of scholarship funding. 25% of those students were fully funded by tax credit scholarships!
 

There are three types of Tax Credit scholarships:

 

Individual -Financial Need Based or Recommended –

All students may apply for these funds

This is where you seek donors, develop your donor base, and have the potential to get 100% funding

 

PLUS/Switcher/Overflow Scholarships –

New students coming from public school

New Kindergarten students

Dependent of active military stationed in Arizona

Foster/adopted children

Children with disabilities

Previous Corporate and Displaced/Disabled Award recipients

 

Corporate & Displaced/Disabled Scholarships –

New students coming from public school

New Kindergarten students

Dependent of active military stationed in Arizona

Foster/adopted children

Children with disabilities

Previous Corporate and Displaced/Disabled Award recipients

 

There are many STO’s in the state of Arizona. Each have their own application process. We recommend you apply to the following, but you may apply to as many STO’s as you wish. An extensive list is available on the Arizona Department of Revenue website, www.azdor.gov .

 

Institute for Better Education, www.ibescholarships.org

Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization, www.acsto.org

Arizona Leadership Foundation, www.arizonaleader.org

Arizona Tuition Connection, www.arizonatuitionconnection.com

You can contact Leslie Hatch in our Business Office, 520-901-5499 for assistance.

In House Scholarship Funds:

These funds are dispensed at the discretion of the individual School Principal. They are generally reserved for families who are facing a temporary financial difficulty and are not guaranteed from year to year.

Procedure

To apply for these funds you need to write a letter to your child’s School Principal explaining your need.

A copy of your 2016 1040 would also be helpful.

Scholarship amounts for 2017-2018 will be determined in the spring. These funds are limited, so when they are gone they are gone.

If you have any questions, feel free to call Leslie Hatch at 520-901-5499.