While private school may seem like an extravagance, it can actually be far more affordable than you might think. Families desiring Christian education should not be deterred by the price.
Tax Credit Scholarships
At Grace Christian Academy, we are committed to helping parents become educated with Arizona’s tax credit scholarship program. In the past three years, GCA’s students have received well over $1,000,000 through tax credit donations. Partnering with multiple scholarship organizations allows our families that qualify to have the best opportunities for funding.
The state of Arizona allows private school students to apply for tax-credit scholarships from School Tuition Organizations (STOs). Grace Christian strongly encourages all new and current students to apply for scholarships from multiple STOs each year. Tax credit scholarships are awarded only to students who have completed our enrollment process. Learn more at the upcoming ACSTO Parent Workshop.
There are three types of Tax Credit Scholarships:
Individual Tax Credits
Any student enrolled at Grace Christian is eligible to apply.
Any student falling under one of the following four categories may apply for Overflow/PLUS Scholarships:
- The student switched from public to a private school after attending the public school for at least 90 days.
- The student is a dependent of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, stationed in Arizona.
- The student is in Kindergarten.
- The student has received Corporate or Overflow/PLUS Scholarships in the past and has attended private school ever since.
These awards have the same eligibility guidelines as the Overflow/PLUS awards, plus additional family income guidelines.
The Timothy Scholarship
The Timothy Scholarship is specifically designed to aid families of Kindergarten through 8th graders, who are new to Christian education or have an unexpected financial struggle. The GCA Finance Committee will review the applications and sending its recommendation to the GCA School Board for the final decision. There are no guarantee that your application will be approved. The Timothy Scholarship is awarded after all other discounts and scholarships are considered.
It is our desire to make it as simple as possible for our parent community to pay for their children’s education at Grace Christian Academy.