Eligibility

Arizona state has four different designations for tax credit eligible tuition scholarship programs.

These designations are each designed to maintain a system in which every Arizona student has access to the educational future that they deserve. The eligibility requirements set forth by the state are as follows:

Any K-12 child enrolled and attending a private school, as well as preschool students with a MET or IEP provided by a public school, is eligible for the Original Individual program.

Any child enrolled, grades K-12 or preschool students with a public school MET or IEP, attending a private school and who also meets one of the following criteria:

  • Entering kindergarten
  • Transferring from an Arizona public or charter school with at least one full semester of attendance in the prior school year
  • Dependant of active duty military personnel stationed in Arizona
  • Previously received a PLUS (Switcher), Corporate Low Income or Corporate Disabled/ Displaced scholarship in a previous school year

These students are eligible for the PLUS (Switcher) program.

Any child enrolled, grades K-12 or preschool students with a public school MET or IEP, attending a private school, who meets the state-mandated income cap and who also meets one of the following criteria:

  • Entering kindergarten
  • Transferring from an Arizona public or charter school with at least one full semester of attendance in the prior school year
  • Dependant of active duty military personnel stationed in Arizona
  • Previously received a PLUS (Switcher), Corporate Low Income or Corporate Disabled/Displaced scholarship in a previous school year

These students are eligible for the Corporate Low Income program.

Any child enrolled, grades K-12 that has an Arizona public school IEP, MET, or 504 plan; or preschool students with a public school MET or IEP is eligible for the Disabled/ Displaced program.

Application:

When To Apply

Every year a new application must be filled out. In order to ensure the funds are still available to maintain a students path toward their educational future, parents need to be prepared to apply at the beginning of every year in January.

How To Apply

As Arizona students look toward their educational future, LEF is making strides to make applying easier. Now you can apply online! Click the apply now button below! Here is what you’ll need:

  • Complete the following application
  • Provide a copy of the first two pages of your previous year tax form 1040
  • A signed IEP or MET from a public school

Please contact us for more information regarding the application process:

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