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Tax Credit

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For the 2016-2017 School Year:

52% - Fully Funded

59% - Paid less than $1k

65% - Paid less than $2k

71% - Paid less than $3k

75% - Paid less than $4k


88% - Received tax credit funds in some amount


Watch this video to learn how 50% of CCS families attend without tuition, and 95% do not pay the full tuition ammount!


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The AZ Tax Credit program is a great way for tax payers to choose how their tax liability dollars are spent, rather than just pay the state not knowing how they'll be used. Instead, you can choose to participate in the program and contribute up to $2,173 (2016) to the private school tax credit and recieve a dollar-for-dollar credit on your taxes! This is an opportunity that many families rely on to lower their tuition costs. Anyone can participate and can choose to recommend a specific school, or a specific child at that school. If a contribution is given in the school name only, it is used as scholarship money for students that apply for financial aid. The amount of scholarship a child receives directly correlates to how much they reach out to family, friends, co-workers, or anyone that pays AZ state taxes. A family may NOT contribute to their own child's tuition, but they can contribute to another friend or family member's child to receive the tax credit off your taxes at the end of the year.

Many of our families have been very successful telling their friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc., about the Tax Credit program. One parent's testimonial:

"Before I learned about the specifics of the tax credit program, I wasn't really comfortable asking my family and friends to donate money to my kids' tuition. Once I learned that the amount someone donated was actually taken off their tax liability, and they didn't have to come up with all the money up front, I thought my family and friends might be interested in learning more about it. I used the sample letters that the school provided and the examples of how it works, and I was surprised how much everyone wanted to be involved! The tax credit program has helped us lower our kids' tuition significantly and made private school affordable for us! I would definitely recommend parents learn more about the program and give it a try. It has saved our family thousands of dollars, and we are so thankful!"


Arizona Tuition Connection
c/o Stearns Bank
Post Office Box 12667 Scottsdale, Arizona 85259
Phone: (480) 409-4106

Click here to make your online Tax Credit Contribution.


Institute for Better Education
911 S. Craycroft
Tucson, Arizona 85711
Phone:  (520) 512-5438

Click here to make your online Tax Credit Contribution. 


Want to learn more about requesting people contribute their private school tax credit to your child? Read ACSTO's Tax Credit 101 Booklet Here to learn more about approaching people, and take the anxiety out of "the ask"!


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