Tax Credit and Student Tuition Organizations
The Saint Thomas the Apostle community welcomes all families and strives to make a Catholic education affordable. All families, regardless of income level or religious affiliation, are encouraged to participate in and benefit from our Fund for All program helping to make Catholic education affordable through re-direction of state tax dollars at no cost to the taxpayer. Fund for All allows Saint Thomas to maximize the financial resources to support families who have chosen a Catholic education for their children. We are fortunate that in Arizona, scholarships are available for private school tuition regardless of income level.
Below is a list of organizations that provide financial assistance. Some organizations award scholarships based on financial need, but some programs award tuition scholarships based on the recommendation of a particular student/family by the donor. These organizations allow donors to take an active role in how their tax dollars are spent and consequently directly help families and schools provide more children with a private school education.
Please visit the websites for detailed information on applications, awards, donation limits and qualifications for each of the programs. Please feel free to contact the admissions office if you have any questions.
STA Tuition Assistance Fund
All Active Catholic families with students in K-8 and Preschool, who are experiencing financial hardship, are eligible to apply for tuition assistance from the STA Tuition Assistance Fund. Contact Tuition Manager, Dawn Mulligan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to request an application. These applications MUST be submitted with the enrollment packet for consideration.
Please remember Saint Thomas when you prepare your taxes!
Tax credit organizations allow everyone with an Arizona state tax liability to redirect their tax dollars to Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic School, and/or to specific children who attend Saint Thomas the Apostle. In addition to, Catholic Education Arizona (see below), there are multiple tax credit programs: Individual, Corporate, Plus and Lexie’s Law for Disabled and Displaced students.
|Application Deadline||Application Fee||Recommend a
|YES||Yes, after need is met.||Opens Feb 1 for 1st round funding.
Apps due Apr 15.
|$24||Can recommend STA school (code 192).|
|YES||YES||None||NO||Can recommend STA school or student.|
|YES||YES, after need is met||Apply Feb 1 - May 15: fee is $17.50
Apply after May 15: fee is $35
|YES||Can recommend STA school.|
|YES||YES||No, you apply each month.||NO||Can recommend STA school or student.|
|YES||YES||NO||NO||Can recommend STA school.|
|YES||No, must meet income guideline.||Opens Jan 15. First-come, first-served basis.||$30||Can recommend STA school.||ASCT awards to corp eligible students only.|
|YES||YES||Opens in January.
Apps due May 1.
|NO||Can recommend STA school or student.|
|YES||YES||Varies depending on the award.||NO||Can recommend STA school or student.|
|YES||NO, must meet income guideline.||Opens in Spring.
Apps due by June 15.
|NO||Can recommend STA school.|