Since 1998, Catholic Education Arizona has awarded more tuition scholarships than any other School Tuition Organization in the state of Arizona. We’ve granted over 143,000 scholarships totaling in excess of $288 million dollars to students in need of tuition assistance to attend one of 38 schools in the Diocese of Phoenix.
The funding our schools receive is from Arizona’s Private Education Tax Credit legislation that was passed in 1997. This law allows individuals the option to direct their tax liability to tuition scholarships, and in 2006, the Low Income Corporate Tax Credit legislation was passed offering the tax credit to Arizona corporations as well. Arizona was the first state in the nation to adopt this legislation and to date, 20 states have followed their lead by passing some form of tax credit legislation.