WHAT IS THE TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM?
The State of Illinois has created a new way to fund scholarships for children who choose to attend Catholic schools through the “Invest in Kids Act.” Scholarships offered through this program have the potential to cover up to 100 percent of tuition and eligible charges for the next school year at St. Francis High School.
The Empower Illinois
Scholarship Granting Organization website (www.empowerillinois.org
) will be accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
In August 2017, with bipartisan support, the Illinois House and Senate passed a comprehensive education funding bill which was signed into law by the Governor. The bill included a new five-year program for Tax Credit Scholarships (TCS) for students in private schools that will create more equity in school funding throughout Illinois. Below is an FAQ with information to date. Updated information will be posted as it becomes available.