The state tax credit law allows donors to recommend a student or school for a tuition scholarship. Arizona Tuition Connection will use your recommendation as one of the primary factors we use for granting scholarships. However, by state law we can’t use it as the only factor
Also state law requires that certain amounts from each donation be used for different types of scholarships. How much is available for each type of scholarship depends on the amount of your donation and the situation of the child you are donating to. Some children may only be qualified to receive a portion of the funds donated to them. (Please see the question on different types of scholarships in the FAQ section on our website)
Also the state allows an STO to keep up to 10% of each donation to cover expenses and overhead such as credit card charges, printing, website and telephone cost.
As a donor you can recommend any child K-12 attending a qualified private school as long as they don’t live in your household.
By state law a school Tuition organization cannot award, restrict or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of a donor’s recommendation. A tax payer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayers own dependent.