Tax Credit Scholarship Program

What is the Invest in Kids Act?
In 2017, bipartisan lawmakers passed the Invest in Kids Act. This historic law – the first of its kind in Illinois – transforms lives by providing up to $100 million in scholarships for kids from low-income and working-class families in Illinois. Scholarships are funded through private donations to Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs), like Empower Illinois, who then administer the application and scholarship process.
The Tax Credit Scholarship for K-12 students will cover up to 100% of private school tuition up to a maximum of the average Illinois cost to educate, 大概是13美元,000. Students with unique learning needs, including those who are gifted, English language learners, or those with special education qualifications, may be eligible to receive larger scholarships — up to double— roughly $26,000. Tax Credit Scholarships are need-based and do not take 学术 performance into consideration.
Why Do Families Apply For A Scholarship with Empower Illinois?
  • 73.8% of families were seeking a school with higher 学术 quality
  • 62.2% of families were seeking a school with character/values instruction
  • 54.6% of families were seeking a safer school
  1. 学生申请 – Low-income and working-class families within 300% of the Federal Poverty Level apply for a scholarship to a private K-12 school of their choice. The application is a two-step process. First, reserve your place in line by completing a brief online form. After reserving your place in line, you will be able to complete the full application. Your place in line can increase your chances of receiving a scholarship but it is not a guarantee.
  2. 〇捐赠 Individual and corporate donors make contributions to qualified scholarship granting organizations who then fund a scholarship. In turn, donors are eligible to receive a 75% state tax credit.
  3. Scholarships Are Awarded & 〇改变了生活 Scholarships are awarded to families who meet the income requirements, based on available funds at their school of choice.
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