2023-2024 CCSTO Application available now for NEW families.
If you have signed an ESA contract for your student, please let us know.
If your student has any awards on future hold with CCSTO, we will continue to hold the funds for multiple years. Your student may NOT receive ESA awarding and STO awarding at the same time. Please refer to your ESA Parent handbook for help.
We require Annual applications for each School Year for EACH student.
Families who desire to apply for scholarship tuition grants through CCSTO must complete both pages of the Annual School Year Application form below for EACH student.
If information is missing, you will be notified, but INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.
You may attach a brief student/family narrative. You may include letters of recommendation.
If your student(s) transfers 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 contact the awarding STO for Awards Verification.
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 the school.
Print the Annual Application and Submit to CCSTO. We accept Scanned copies via email. You may also send it via US mail.
Download Application Here: 2023 - 2024 CCSTO Application
CCSTO Tri-folds give you additional information. Great to use as handouts.
Download Tri-fold: 2023 Tri-fold
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.
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 reaching out to taxpayers 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 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.