Financial Assistance for Independent Schools

Take Control of Your Tax Dollars and Help Support Student Scholarships!

Your tax contribution provides tuition assistance for qualified students, offering them a specialized education to address their learning differences. Choose which school you would like to contribute to below.



What is the private school tax credit?

• A contribution to Financial Assistance for Independent Schools (FAIS), entitles you to a dollar-for-dollar tax credit against your Arizona state income tax obligation.

• A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in your Arizona state taxes.

• Your tax contribution will provide tuition assistance for qualified students.

• Donors can claim both the Private School Tax Credit and Public School Tax Credit in the same tax year.

How much can I give?

• Married couples can contribute up to $2,435.

• Single heads of household can contribute up to $1,219.

• Your donation can be made anytime before the deadline of April 15th.

The STO cannot award, restrict or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of a donor’s recommendation.  A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer’s own dependent.
Latest scholarship data for low income households is available here.