"We love that Arizona Tax Credits makes school choice possible and affordable! The Overflow/Plus and Corporate scholarships helped our family provide our children with the best learning opportunity possible. We are so thankful that our children can benefit from a Christ-centered education. It's a dream come true! " - Mein Family

Tax Credit Scholarships

Desert Christian Schools believes every family deserves the opportunity to send their child to the school of their choice. Tax Credit Scholarships reduce the cost of tuition and can fully fund a child’s education.

Because DCS is a private school, we do not receive funding from the state. Our expenses are paid solely by tuition and fundraising. We do our very best to keep the cost of tuition low.

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!

Historically 75% of our students received some form of tax credit scholarship funding. 30% 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?

Here are a few links to our two most used School Tuition Organizations, to the Department of Revenue's entire list of STO's, and to information about the Empowerment Scholarship Account Program.

Four (4) Types of Tax Credit Scholarships


Desert Christian Schools will host Tax Credit Scholarship Workshops once a month. These workshops will explain how to apply for, how to give, and how to raise funds for these scholarships. Feel free to bring family and friends. Everyone can benefit from this information!

The following dates have been scheduled for the 2020-2021 school year:

Evening Workshops*

7525 E. Speedway Blvd.

  • Tuesday, August 11, 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, September 8th, 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 8th, 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, December 8th, 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, February 9th, 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 6th, 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, May 6th, 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, June 3rd, 6:30 pm

Morning Workshops*

7525 E. Speedway Blvd.

  • Saturday, November 14th, 10:30 am
  • Saturday, March 20th, 10:00 am
    • This workshop will be help at - 94515 E. Wrightstown Rd.


*workshops will be held in the DCHS Upper Room

PLEASE NOTE: The Institute for Better Education (IBE) will be present at every workshop, along with Desert Christian School employees to answer questions.