School Tuition Organizations
The state of Arizona leads the nation in using tax credit opportunities to enable families to offset the cost of private school education. This allows families to choose the educational setting that best suits their child. The program allows Arizona taxpayers to contribute a portion of their Arizona tax liability to a School Tuition Organization (STO) and take a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on their state income tax return.
Families are encouraged to apply to STOs for scholarships for their children either desiring to attend a private school for the first time or wishing to continue attending a private school.
There are three different tax credit programs applicable to PCDS, two funded by individuals and one funded by corporations. Each has its own state-mandated eligibility requirements and restrictions, described in detail below. Included with the information are links to the STOs from which PCDS students have received scholarships in the past. There are over 100 STOs that award scholarships to students across the state. Feel free to research them, as there are more than we can list here.
With any questions regarding the Arizona Tax Credit Scholarships, please contact Kristie Berg, Director of Financial Aid, at 602.955.8200, ext. 2228.