• SCHOLARSHIPS

    The International School of Arizona supports all interested families in affording our unique international, multilingual education. Our Scholarship Program is supported by the Arizona Private School Tax Credit and the French Bourse (for French citizens). Our goal is to ensure private school tuition is not a deterrent for a student to attend our school.

    The International School of Arizona Scholarship Program provides ways to afford our private school education by reducing or eliminating tuition. All students are eligible for at least one form of scholarship and many students qualify for several.

    • Private School Tax Credit Scholarships for All Students (regardless of household income)
    • Private School Tax Credit Income-Based Scholarships
    • French Bourse Need-Scholarships

    The International School of Arizona recommends applying for your child as early as Pre-K 4 to ensure they are  eligible when they enter Kindergarten.


    Arizona Private School Tax Credit Scholarships

    Most families at ISA participate in this advantageous program to reduce or eliminate their private school tuition. Scholarships are awarded to students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Funds are donated to School Tuition Organizations (STO) which manage the scholarships and award them to students based on their eligibility.

    Types of Scholarships

    Individual-Original – Requirements:

    • Student must be enrolled in a private K-12 school. There is no upward limit on the original funds an individual student can receive except the amount utilized by any one student in any one year cannot exceed the amount of tuition due for that year. Funds exceeding the amount of tuition are moved to the following year for that student.

    Individual-Overflow/PLUS or Switcher – Requirements:

    • Student enrolling in private kindergarten, or
    • Student previously attended an AZ public school and now attends first year of AZ private school, or
    • Student’s family is active Arizona military regardless of previous assignment, or
    • Student was previously eligible for and accepted switcher funds, or
    • Student was previously eligible for a   corporate scholarship.
    • If Switcher is granted, student must receive funds in the first year to continue to be eligible for switcher.

    Corporate (low-income) – Requirements:

    • A family must have an income less than two times the declared low-income amounts as published for the National School Lunch program. For the 2019 year, that amount is $89,670 for a family of four, and increases by roughly $15,000 per person for larger households.
    • A maximum amount of $5600 can be awarded to a student for this pool of funds per STO, which increases by $100 per year.
    • Must be moving from an AZ public school to an AZ private school, or
    • Must previously have received a tax credit scholarship, or
    • Family must be Active Military or
    • Student is enrolled in Kindergarten.

    French Bourse for French Citizens

    The International School of Arizona is accredited by the French Ministry of Education and therefore qualifies for the French Bourse program to aid with educational expenses for eligible French students. Families whose children are French citizens, and who are registered with the French Consulate, may be eligible for this need-based financial aid program. A child is eligible at three years of age or older before December 31st of the year for which they are applying.

    Application information can be found on www.aefe.fr

     

    Which STOs to apply to?

    ISA works with a handful of STOs who are already generating funds for many of our students. We recommend each family to reach out to these organizations to help  decide where you should apply.

    Arizona Tuition Connection

    www.arizonatuitionconnection.com

    Telephone: 480-409-4106

    Institute for Better Education (IBE)

    www.ibescholarships.org

    Telephone: 520.512.5438

    Tops For Kids

    www.topsforkids.com

    Telephone: 480-414-8677

    Arizona Leadership Foundation

    https://arizonaleader.org/

    Telephone: 602-525-7355

    Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund, Inc. (APESF)

    www.apesf.org

    Telephone: 480-699-8911

    Arizona Private School Tuition Organization (APSTO)

    www.apsto.org

    Telephone: 480-256-1001

    Arizona Tax Credit (AZTXCR)

    www.aztxcr.org

    Telephone: 480-939-2151

    Classwallet – Empowerment Scholarship of Arizona (ESA)

    Arizona Department of Education

    Students receiving ESA funds are disqualifies from receiving STO funds simultaneously.

     

    For information on the Arizona Private School Tax Credit and how Student Tuition Organizations work, please watch the video, and refer to the Arizona Department of Revenue

     

     


     

     

    For additional information on scholarships and financial assistance, contact our Admissions Manager:

    Ilse Chaigneau
    Admissions Manager
    International School of Arizona
    ichaigneau@isaz.org
    480-874-2326 ext.881

     

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