Tax credit scholarship
In August 2017, with bipartisan support, the House and Senate passed a comprehensive education funding bill that was signed into law by the governor, the Invest in Kids Act. The law includes a provision for tax credit scholarships, which provide strong incentives for donors to support non-public school scholarships for low-income students in the state. Illinois students from low-income families may use these new scholarships to attend a non-public school of their choice.
This legislation represents a major step forward that will help create more equity in school funding throughout Illinois, and for the first time provide real school choice for students and their families.
To learn more, how to donate, or how to apply for a scholarship, go to www.empowerillinois.org.
Illinois Department of Revenue Education Tax Credit
Attending a Catholic school became more affordable with the passage of the Illinois Department of Revenue Education Expense Credit. An Illinois resident who is a parent or legal guardian of a student (K-12, full time student under the age of 21 in an Illinois elementary or secondary school, is eligible to take a tax credit on their Illinois individual income taxes up to $750 per family.
Talk to the school you are interested in sending your child to
Whether there is a scholarship available at the school or an individualized payment plan to fit your needs, talk to the principal at the school you are interested in sending your child to. Our schools will do everything they can to accommodate your child.