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Tax Credit 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!

During the 2016-2017 school year, 78% of our students received some form of tax credit scholarship funding. 33% of those students were fully funded by tax credit scholarships! Are you taking advantage of this program? Are you redirecting your state taxes to this program?

 

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 has 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.