Pennsylvania - Children's Tuition Fund

52,857 Denied

Last year, 52,857 scholarship applications were denied primarily due to program limits.

50% Left Behind

Since 2012, 50 percent of scholarship applications where denied primarily due to program limits. Source: Combined yearly total of EITC and OSTC applications. Right-to-know-law request, PA Department of Community and Economic Development.

Children's Tuition Fund of Pennsylvania

The Children's Tuition Fund of Pennsylvania (CTF of PA), established in 2001, is coordinated by ACSI Children's Education Fund, a ministry of ACSI. CTF of PA is a scholarship program that provides tuition assistance for Pennsylvania families with low- to moderate-incomes to attend private Pennsylvania schools. This program runs through the schools (schools encourage contributors to give through these programs, accept students, and see which of them are eligible) so we encourage you to review the qualifications to participate and contact schools your child might like to attend and see if they participate. Non-participating schools that are interested in being a part of the program may email the Program Administrator or call 719.867.5273.

Is your student eligible?

Participating families are to meet the guidelines established by the EITC legislation, stating that income is not to exceed $92,160 plus $16,222 per dependent child. (Example: for a family with two children, the maximum income allowed to participate in this program would be $124,604). Monies are then allocated based on the individual school's tuition assistance guidelines.

How to Apply

Students in Pennsylvania who qualify should ask at their school about becoming a Children’s Tuition Fund scholar.


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