SCHOLARSHIP & tUITION aSSISTANCE

There are many scholarship opportunities available to help you afford a Christian Education through the State Tax Credit program. 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 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

Tax Credit Donation

Through the Arizona tuition tax credit program, if you pay any state income tax, you can get a dollar for dollar tax credit by sending your tax obligation to APESF.  Arizona Private School Tuition Tax Credit Law allows Arizona taxpayers to donate up to a maximum of $2213 (couples filing jointly) or $1107 (single taxpayer).  This tuition tax organization will then in turn provide a direct tuition scholarship to a student at Joy Christian School.  It costs nothing extra beyond your usual obligations, since it is money you’d have to pay to the state anyway!  You can donate through April 15th, 2019 and claim it on your state 2018 taxes.  Any student enrolled in a Private School in grades K-12 qualifies for this scholarship or if the student is a full time preschooler with disabilities.