Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance is a general term which describes ALL forms of reducing the cost of tuition. Joy Christian School has a wide variety of Tuition Assistance options available for families to access.

All students who wish to receive Tuition Assistance from Joy Christian School must apply for tuition tax credits through individual and corporate school tuition organizations. Completing an application does not guarantee a tax credit scholarship. The goal of the JCS Tuition Assistance process is to award scholarship assistance in the most equitable manner possible.


Scholarship Opportunities

There are many scholarship opportunities available to help you afford a Christian Education. There are four types of Scholarships: Individual-Original, Individual-Overflow/Plus, Corporate and Disabled/Displaced.

Individual-Original Tax Credit Scholarship (STO)

Any student who is attending a qualified private school  is eligible to apply for an Original Tax Credit Scholarship. In order to be considered, the student must simply be enrolled at the school and have a completed scholarship application. Any student who is attending Joy Christian School may apply for an Original scholarship.

Individual-Overflow/PLUS Tax Credit Scholarship
(Sometimes Referred to as Switcher)

Students who are eligible fall under these four categories:

  • Switchers: A student who attended an AZ public/charter school for at least 90 days of the previous school year, and then transferred to Joy Christian School.
  • Kindergarteners: Any kindergarten student entering a private school.
  • Military: Students who are the dependents of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces who is stationed in Arizona pursuant to military orders.
  • Corporate/Overflow: A student who has previously received a scholarship from the corporate tax credit or Overflow/PLUS tax credit program, and has continued in a qualified private school ever since.

aztxcr.org
Arizona Tax Credit

azto.org
Arizona Tuition Organization

ibescholarships.org
Institute for Better Education

lefsto.com
Lutheran Education Foundation 

privateschooltuitionfund123.org
Private School Tuition Funds 123 

schoolchoicearizona.org
School Choice Arizona

acsto.org
Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization

azfoundation.org
Arizona Community Foundation School Tuition 

aesopkids.org
Arizona Education & Scholarship Opportunity

apesf.org
Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund

asct.org
Arizona School Choice Trust 

 

Corporate Tax Credit Scholarships Low Income

Families are eligible if:

  • Your child is starting Kindergarten at Joy Christian School or attended a public or charter school as a full-time student for at least 90 days or one full semester of the prior year and is transferring to JCS;
  • OR your child is a dependent of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces who is stationed in Arizona due to military orders;
  • OR your child previously received an individual tax credit or corporate scholarship while continually being enrolled at a private school and your family’s income does not exceed 185% of the income limit required to qualify for reduced price lunches under the National School Lunch and Child Nutrition Acts;
  • AND the student’s family income meets the low family income requirements.

Az4education.org
Arizona Education Scholarship Foundation

ibescholarships.org
Institute for Better Education 

lschoolchoicearizona.org
School Choice Arizona

privateschooltuitionfund123.org
Private School Tuition Funds 123

topsforkids.com
Tuition Organization for Private Schools

aesopkids.org
Arizona Education & Scholarship Fund 

arizonaleader.org
Arizona Leadership Foundation 

asct.org
Arizona School Choice Trust 

azfoundation.org/sto
Arizona Community Foundation 

azto.org
Arizona Tuition Organization

apesf.org
Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund

 

Disabled/Displaced Scholarship

If your child received an MET, IEP or a 504 from an Arizona public school or was previously placed in the Arizona foster care system (for grades K-12), they may be eligible for a disabled/displaced scholarship (Lexie’s Law).

ibescholarships.org
Institute for Better Education

schoolchoicearizona.org
School Choice Arizona

topsforkids.com
Tuition Organization for Private Schools

 

 


 

 

azfoundation.org/sto
Arizona Community Foundation STO 

arizonaleader.org
Arizona Leadership Foundation 

apesf.org
Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund