Arizona’s Private School Tax Credit helps all families have access to high quality private school education
The Institute for Better Education (IBE) and Arizona Tuition Connection are non-profit school tuition organizations (STO’s), authorized by the state to administer an Arizona State Tax Law, providing families a vehicle to afford private school tuition, for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Arizona state tax law allows Arizona tax payers to make an annual contribution into a family’s “Individual Recommended Fund Scholarship Account” through The Institute for Better Education, or other STO. Donors receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on their Arizona State tax return. This tax law helps all families have access to a high-quality private school education.
Click here to learn more about the Arizona Private School Tax Credit
or visit the website of one of Arizona’s Student Tuition Organizations such as: The Institute for Better Education or Arizona Tuition Connection
Financial Needs-Based Tuition Assistance: Kindergarten – Eighth Grade
A Summit School of Ahwatukee education is an important investment in your child’s future…
The Summit School of Ahwatukee needs-based tuition assistance program helps families provide an exceptional, independent private school education for their children. The process of applying for financial aid is confidential.
About the tuition assistance program for Kindergarten – Eighth Grades
- Awards of tuition assistance are based on demonstrated financial need.
- Awards are for one year only. Families may re-apply annually.
- Funding for Summit’s tuition assistance program comes from tax credit donations made by families, through “Student Tuition Organizations” such as The Institute for Better Education (IBE).
Applying for Financial Aid for students in kindergarten through 8th grade
Summit School is pleased to provide an easy to use online financial aid application process through FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment.
- Enroll at Summit School for the 2017-18 school year.
- After enrolling, parents log into their ParentWeb account and click on the FACTS tab. Once inside FACTS, click on the Grant & Aid Tab and then on the 2017-18 Financial Aid Application.
- Complete the application and submit supporting documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid and pay the $30 application fee online via credit card or Bank ACH. The application is online at https://online.factsmgt.com/aid
- Provide the following information to FACTS to complete your application process
- Most recent Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules
- Most recent W-2 forms for all custodial parents
- Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation, and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families).
- All supporting documentation are uploaded in pdf format online in FACTS. Do not submit these documents to the school. All information will be kept confidential. It is important to include the applicant ID on all faxed or mailed correspondence. Documentation can also be faxed to 866-315-9264 or mailed to: FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, P.O. Box 82524, Lincoln, NE 68501-2524
- Questions about the application process, contact a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 866-441-4637.
- Summit School financial aid awards also require the completion of the 2017-18 online application with The Institute for Better Education, IBE at ibescholarships.org. Summit School’s available financial aid is funded from the contributions made by parents, using the Arizona Private School Tax Credit Law. These funds are collected through the Institute for Better Education (IBE) and other Student Tuition Organizations.
- Summit strongly encourages families to solicit tax credit donations into their account at The Institute for Better Education or at other Student Tuition Organizations (STO). Tax credit monies assist parents in funding any portion of tuition that may be due by you.
Please note the following:
- Families must apply for financial aid each school year.
- All families are responsible to pay the annual $90 parent association (BEST) dues and the annual $200 Program Material Fees. These dues/fees may not be paid through tax credit funds.
- To apply for financial aid, students must be enrolled at Summit School of Ahwatukee and have paid the $700 per student enrollment payment. The Financial Aid tab will not display in your FACTS account until your student is enrolled.
- In the event that you do not receive a financial aid award or the award is not sufficient to meet your financial needs, you may withdraw from the 2017-18 school year without penalty by June 1, 2017 and your $700 enrollment payment will be refunded to you by check.
- Summit will determine financial aid awards and will notify applicants via email.
Questions: Contact, Carrie Slade, Director of Business Operations, Summit School of Ahwatukee, Carrie.firstname.lastname@example.org 480-403-9505
Summit School of Ahwatukee preschool program selected to partner with Quality First (QF) to offer scholarships that make high quality preschool a reality for more families. Summit has been rated a 5 star program by Quality First, which is their highest recognition.
Education is the gift that lasts forever. Summit School of Ahwatukee NAEYC accredited preschool is proud to have been chosen to partner with Quality First and the Arizona Department of Education. Through these programs Summit was able to offer a limited number of preschool scholarships to qualified families. Quality First typically notifies Summit School of Ahwatukee of available scholarships in May for the following school year.
Qualifying families are responsible to pay the tuition not covered by the scholarship, and for before and after school programming, if needed. Quality First also requires regular student attendance to retain the scholarship.
Contact the Admissions Office to schedule your personal tour of Summit School of Ahwatukee with Kathy Konrad our Admissions Director
Applying for a Quality First (QF) Preschool Scholarship
Completed applications can be mailed, faxed or emailed to the Summit School of Ahwatukee Admissions Director, Kathy Konrad.
A scholarship application will be considered only when all of the following information is provided:
- All documentation required by, and stated in the Quality First Application.
- Families must also complete the Summit School of Ahwatukee admissions process which includes submitting an online application to the admissions office.
- Future preschoolers also enjoy spending a morning in a preschool class from 8:15 – 11:15, prior to enrolling.
- To qualify for a Quality First Preschool Scholarship, a family’s current gross income must not exceed the state mandated limits shown on the Quality First Application. Gross income is determined by the last four pay stubs for all adults who are contributing to the well being of the child.