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Improve a Child’s Chance for Success

The government mandates that every child should be educated, but it remains the parents’ right to choose the best options for their children. Practically, though, this has been true only for the well-to-do who can move to a neighborhood with a great school or pay private school tuition. Now, however, the people’s representatives have created a clear path for change!

In August, 2017, the Illinois Legislature passed the Invest in Kids Act as part of a budget package and allocated $75 million for scholarships through tax-credit contributions. This legislation funds scholarships for qualifying low-income students to attend the nonpublic school of their choice. The Children’s Tuition Fund of Illinois (CTF IL) is officially authorized to serve students, schools, and contributors as a Scholarship Granting Organization and can start accepting contributions on January 2, 2018. Your contribution will change a child’s life!

Do you pay income tax in Illinois?

Become a CTF IL contributor and reduce your tax liability. See a contribution example. Contributors to this scholarship program receive 75% of their contribution as a state tax credit. Give the gift of educational opportunity!

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Is your student eligible?

Scholarship amounts vary according to family income.  Refer to this chart which shows income levels by family size and the corresponding scholarship amounts available. These guidelines will serve as a pre-qualification when applications open on January 22.
Please note—Applying for this scholarship is a separate process from applying to a private school.

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I’m going to start with my presupposition: If a school participates in parental choice, it has a duty to actively engage in politics. I do not mean dipping a toe in the proverbial pond of politics, but actively engaging in local and state politics and calling its school community to involvement as well. Paying Attention […]

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We believe access to quality education is the most pressing civil rights cause of our time. Our society fails when a child is denied a quality education. Statistics show that, unfortunately, many do not overcome that societal failure and the ramifications often linger for generations. Deserving, motivated, capable students are hopelessly stuck in an educational […]

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