Tax Credit Scholarship Eligibility

Tax Credit Scholarship Eligibility

Through the “Invest in Kids Act,” Illinois low-income students enrolled in private schools will have access to new scholarships. The scholarships offered through this program could cover up to 100 percent of tuition and eligible fees for next school year.

Before April 1, 2018, scholarships will first be given to:
Students from households who fit the description in Chart 1 below.
Students who reside in a “focus district,” which are public school districts that do not meet certain performance standards (read more about this on the FAQ page).
Siblings of scholarship students.

See the charts below that show how much your family could receive to cover tuition based on your household income and family size.

Chart 1: You could receive 100 percent of tuition and eligible fees if you fit the following:

Number of People Living in your Household

Total Household Income per Year

2

$16,240 – $30,044

3

$20,420 – $37,777

4

$24,600 – $45,510

5

$28,780 – $53,243

6

$32,960 – $60,976

7

$37,140 – $68,709

8

$41,320 – $76,442

Chart 2: You could receive 75 percent of tuition and eligible fees if you fit the following:

Number of People Living in your Household

Total Household Income per Year

2

$30,206 – $40,600

3

$37,981 – $51,050

4

$45,756 – $61,500

5

$53,531 – $71,950

6

$61,309 – $82,400

7

$69,080 – $92,850

8

$76,855 – $103,300

Chart 3: You could receive 50 percent of tuition and eligible fees if you fit the following:

Number of People Living in your Household

Total Household Income per Year

2

$40,762 – $48,720

3

$51,254 – $61,260

4

$61,746 – $73,800

5

$72,238 – $86,340

6

$82,730 – $98,880

7

$93,221 – $111,420

8

$103,713 – $123,960

Note: If more than eight people live in your home, add $4,160 to the total household income per year for each additional person.

To learn more about the applying for a tax credit scholarship, including frequently asked questions and scholarship eligibility, contact us at taxcredit@universalschool.org

For additional information, please see the Donating to a Tax Credit Scholarship, Applying for a Tax Credit Scholarship, Frequently Asked Questions, Tax Credit Scholarship Eligibility, and More Information pages.