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To be eligible for a Low Income Corporate Scholarship, Family Income cannot exceed 185% of the threshold for federal free and reduced-priced lunch eligibility. (This standard is 342.25% of the Federal Poverty Line):

Household Size Family Income

         2                  $57,874

         3                  $73,002

         4                  $88,129

         5                  $103,257

         6                  $118,384

         7                  $133,512

         8                  $148,639

Family Income includes

  • Earnings from work: Gross income from work (wages, salaries, tips, commissions.) It is the amount earned before taxes and deductions. If self-employed, report income after expenses (your own business, freelance work, farm, or rental property).
  • Welfare, Child Support, Spousal maintenance: including - TANF, General Assistance, General Relief, etc. NOTE: Food Stamps and FDPIR benefits are not included as income.
  • Pensions, Retirement, and Social Security: includes - Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veteran’s (VA)benefits, and disability benefits.
  • All Other Income: Includes - Worker’s Compensations, unemployment, strike benefits, net rental income, annuities, net royalties, interest, dividend income, cash withdrawn from savings, income from estates, trust and/or investments, regular contributions from people who do not live in your household, and ANY OTHER INCOME. Does not have to include military or combat pay/allowances as income.
Additionally, a child must meet one of the following requirements:
  • Attended a public school as a full-time student for at least 90 days of the prior fiscal year or one full semester and then transferred from the public school to a private school. Those students who transfer to a qualified school after the first full semester are eligible to receive a scholarship that same academic year; OR
  • Is enrolling in a private school kindergarten; OR
  • Is enrolling in a private preschool program for students with disabilities; OR
  • Is a dependent of a member of the armed forces of the United States who is stationed in Arizona pursuant to military orders; OR
  • Received for any prior year a scholarship under one of the above criteria OR from the original individual donation program or the switcher individual donation program if the child continued to attend a private school in subsequent years.
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To be eligible for a Disabled/Displaced Corporate Scholarship your student must meet ONE of the following prerequisites:

  • The student has a MET or IEP from an Arizona public school (for preschool and grades K-12); OR
  • The student has a 504 plan from an Arizona public school (for grades K-12 only); OR
  • The student was placed at one time in the Arizona foster care system (for grades K-12 only and will be verified with the Arizona Department of Economic Security).