*   *         Attention:  Families Who Registered with CCSTO for the 2018-2019 School Year           *   *
                      If you have NOT been emailed a Simplified Renewal Application, please contact CCSTO. 
                             

                         New Families:  2019 - 2020 School Year Application is available below. 

We require Annual applications for each School Year for EACH student. 

Families who desire to apply for scholarship tuition through CCSTO must complete both pages of the Annual School Year Application form below for EACH student.   INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. If information is missing, you will be notified.
 
You may attach a brief student/family narrative. You may include letters of recommendation.  

If your student(s) is transferring from a Public School, you MUST have the Public School Verification portion of the application completed.

For Overflow/Switcher or Corporate Eligible Students: Parents must PROVIDE COPIES of any previous award letters from other STOs. If you do not have copies of award letters, you can use this form Request for Awards Verification to request verification of the awards.

Once your student's application has been processed you will receive an email with further information on assistance in receiving scholarships for your student.

All scholarship awards are mailed directly to our School Partners.


      Print the Annual Application and Submit to CCSTO.  We accept Scanned and sent via email as well as snail mail. 

                                    Application:    2019-2020 CCSTO Application Form     



Questions from Applicants:
 

As a possible recipient what do I need to receive a tuition scholarship?

Complete an Annual Application Form for each student, then you can seek potential donors willing to take advantage of the Tax credit.  The Donor can designate the school and recommend your student. CCSTO takes recommendations seriously.



When is my child eligible to receive a scholarship?

Your child must have been enrolled full-time in public school for at least 90 days (of the prior school year) and then transfer to a private Christian school. 
If your child is starting Kindergarten, they are automatically eligible with a completed Annual Application. 
       If your family is military and moves to Arizona from another duty station, your child is also eligible.
       If your child transfers from another private Christian school in Arizona, they are still eligible. 
       If your student qualifies for the Reduced School Lunch Program, they are eligible for Corporate Low Income Scholarships. Apply to as many STO as possible 
           by searching STOs on the internet. You are responsible for gathering donors willing to take advantage of the private tax credit and recommend your child.



What factors go into the consideration of the granting of an award?

Completion of an Annual Application, family income, is school partnered with CCSTO (See School Partner tab), student/family narrative and special circumstances,
and recommendations. We also work closely with our School Partners to determine needs.


 
What if I leave the school during the school year?

 
If your student transfers to another private Christian school in Arizona your eligibility transfers with you. If your student leaves private school all together we work with
the school to redirect any remaining funds to another deserving student.



  May my child receive funds from more than one student tax organization?

  Yes. There are several STO’s in Arizona and you may apply to as many of them as you choose. It is in your best interest to apply. 



  May we make an arrangement with another parent or group of parents to recommend each other’s child?

  No, you may not. This is against the law.   Arizona Revised Statute - A.R.S. §43-1603(C):  A school tuition organization 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 dependents.




Arizona Revised Statute - A.R.S. §43-1603(C):
  • A school tuition organization 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 dependents.