Tax Credit Scholarships

In August 2017, with bipartisan support, the House and Senate passed a comprehensive education funding bill that was signed into law by the governor. The law includes a provision for tax credit scholarships, which provide strong incentives for donors to support non-public school scholarships for low-income students in the state. Illinois students from low-income families may use these new scholarships to attend a non-public school of their choice.

This legislation represents a major step forward that will help create more equity in school funding throughout Illinois, and for the first time provide real school choice for students and their families.

Donating to a Tax Credit Scholarship

To learn more about the process for applying for a tax credit, and donating to a Scholarship Granting Organization in support of tax credit scholarships, click here.

Applying for a Tax Credit Scholarship

To learn more about the applying for a tax credit scholarship, including frequently asked questions and scholarship eligibility, click here  or contact us at

Attain your pin by following the steps below.

Learn about how state tax credit works:

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.