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Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program

 
    • Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program


We are excited to announce the application period will open for families on:

Empower Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:00 p.m.

Big Shoulders Fund Tax Credit Scholarship Program Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 8:00 a.m.



Big Shoulders Fund and Empower Illinois will be an SGO under this program. More information can be found here:

https://www.bigshouldersfundsgo.org/apply/

https://empowerillinois.org/
 

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Illinois Scholarship Tax Credit Program?

  • The program allows individuals and corporations to donate to a Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) and receive a credit on their State Income Tax return.
  • SGO’s will use the monies to grant scholarships to qualifying students.
  • Qualifying Students family income based on the following charts:

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 inome 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



Student Process:

Mount Carmel will help eligible families with the application process. 

  • You will need to apply to a Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO), a separate organization that is responsible for receiving and processing scholarship applications.

Documents Needed in order to apply for a tax credit scholarship:

If you do not have all the documentation, you may upload at a later date.
Families will be required to provide the following information for all members living in the household.
  • Names
  • Addresses
  • Phone Numbers
  • Dates of Birth
  • Current School
  • School You Plan to Attend 
The following documents must be submitted electronically in individual files:
  • Form 1040 Federal Tax Return and all household members 18 years of age and older (first two pages only)
  • Parent/Guardian Driver’s License or State ID
  • Current Utility Bill
  • Student’s Birth Certificate, State ID or Driver’s License
  • Most Recent Report Card
  • Other documents may be required
 
 

 
 

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