What is the Arizona Private School Tax Credit Program?

Arizona is leading the nation in school choice, and the scholarship tax credit program is one key way that our state is making it possible for thousands of students to attend the schools that their parents believe best meets the needs of their child. This program allows Arizona taxpayers to contribute a portion of their Arizona state tax liability to a Student Tuition Organization (STO) and take a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on their Arizona state income tax return while recommending those dollars go to a specific student or school.
  • How do I use a School Tuition Organization (STO)?

    You must complete a scholarship application on-line with one or more of the STOs. You must be enrolled at Scottsdale Christian Academy otherwise STOs cannot make an award. A list of the STOs to apply for are found on this page.
  • What is the Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund (APESF)?

    The Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund, Inc. (APESF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) School Tuition Organization (STO) that provides tuition scholarships to students in grades K-12 attending qualified private schools in the state of Arizona. Scholarships are made possible by the generous support of individuals and corporations, and these individuals and corporations receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on the Arizona state income tax they owe, up to annual allowable limits. The ongoing partnerships with our donors, schools and students are the foundation of our mission to provide tuition assistance to families seeking a “Best-Fit Education”.



  • What is the Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization (ACSTO)?

    ACSTO exists to give students the opportunity to attend a private Christian School. We have the privilege of being able to do this by transforming tax credit donations into valuable tuition scholarships—helping families afford a private Christian Education for their children.


  • What is the Institute for Better Education (IBE)?


    The Institute for Better Education (IBE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and nonpartisan organization. We are committed to removing any financial obstacles that stand in a family’s way of providing K-12 education for their children and their unique needs. IBE accomplishes this through the Arizona private school tax credit program.


  • What is Tuition Organization for Private Schools (TOPS)?

    Since 1998 Arizona’s children have had the opportunity to receive scholarships under the Arizona Tax Credit programs. Over one million children have received over $500 million in scholarships since the inception of the program. Since the Original Individual Tax Credit began there have been three more programs added. TOPS for Kids provides scholarships for all four programs. You now can apply for all of these programs from one consolidated application.


  • What is the Arizona Tuition Organization (AZTO)?

    AZTO is a state-certified School Tuition Organization (STO) that focuses on supporting Christian Education in Arizona. Here at Arizona Tuition Organization (AZTO), our mission is simple, to make Christian Education affordable and accessible so that participating students can impact the world.


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