Low income corporate tax credit scholarships

Scholarship Guidelines:

  • The student must reside in Arizona and be eligible for an STO scholarship
  • For K-12th grade students and preschool students with disabilities (must have an IEP or MET from an Arizona public school) attending a qualified nongovernmental school in Arizona
  • Kinder student must be 5 years old as of September 1. *See age requirement notice on Original & Switcher Scholarship page
  • A new scholarship application must be submitted each school year.
  • Student's family income cannot exceed 185% of the income required to qualify a child for reduced price lunches
  • There is a scholarship cap each school year
  • Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the availability of funds contributed to YES Fund for Kids
  • Scholarship must be used solely for tuition expenses

Scholarship Prerequisites:

  • The student is enrolling or currently enrolled in kindergarten at a qualified private school; OR
  • The student attended an Arizona public or charter school as a full-time student for at least 90 days of the prior fiscal year or one full semester and then transferred from the public school to a qualified private school. Those students who transfer to a qualified school after the first full semester are eligible to receive a scholarship that same academic year. An Arizona Public School Enrollment Verification form must be completed; OR
  • Is enrolling or currently enrolled in a private school kindergarten; OR
  • The student is enrolling in a qualified private school preschool program for students with disabilities (preschool students must have an IEP of MET from an Arizona public school: a 504 plan does not meet the requirements); OR
  • The student received a scholarship from the Original or Switcher program in a prior year and the child continued to attend a private school in subsequent years; OR
  • The student received a low-income corporate scholarship or a disabled/displaced corporate scholarship in a prior year and the child continued to attend a private school in subsequent years. A Scholarship Verification form must be completed if the scholarship was from another organization other than YES Fund for Kids; OR
  • The student is a dependent of a member of the armed forces of the United States who is stationed in Arizona pursuant to military orders

AND

  • The student's family income cannot exceed limits according to the Income Eligibility Guideline

Income Eligibility Guidelines

Effective from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019


Household Size   Income Limit

       2                      $56,334

       3                      $71,120

       4                      $85,905

       5                      $100,690

       6                     $115,475

       7                     $130,260

       8                     $145,046

Add for more           $14,785

Scholarship Limits:

Academic Year 2018/2019

  • $5,400 for grades K-8th and preschool students with disabilities
  • $6,700 for grades 9-12th

Scholarship award demographics

A.R.S. 43-1603 STO Reporting Requirement