The Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program provides scholarships to eligible students to attend an approved public or nonpublic school of their choice. Students, who live within the attendance boundaries of a low-achieving school as determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, are eligible to receive a scholarship. For school year 2013-2014, their household income can be no greater than $75,000, plus $12,000 for each dependent member of the household. To view the current list of low-achieving schools, visit the PA Department of Education's website and click on the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program icon for a list of Low-Achieving Schools. For more information, click here and open the Opportunity Scholarship Program Overview.
St. Aloysius Academy has been designated a scholarship recipient organization by the PA Department of Education. Parents/students can select St. Aloysius Academy as their scholarship recipient organization and submit their application directly to St. Aloysius Academy.
Opportunity Scholarships are funded by businesses making contributions to the St. Aloysius Academy Opportunity Scholarship Program in exchange for a Pennsylvania business tax credit. So, the amount of scholarships that can be ordered is determined by how much businesses have contributed to the Academy Scholarship Program. Therefore, even though a student is eligible for a scholarship, that scholarship is contingent upon funds being available.
This scholarship can be used for tuition and school-related fees. Scholarship funds received by a parent are not considered taxable income. A resident school district that provides transportation to its own students must provide transportation for a resident attending St. Aloysius Academy if located within 10 miles of the resident's school district's boundaries.
If you are a business interested in finding out more about contributing to the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program, click here for more information.
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