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Arizona families: a private education is possible with STO4KIDZ

Apply for tuition aid today.

With our 4-in-1 application, your child can be considered for several different STO financial aid awards, covering private school tuition.

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Application windows are

April 15 - June 1, OR
November 1 - December 1

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How to Apply

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Your Steps to Success

  • 1

    Apply

    Submit your online application for each student per school year between April 15-June 1, OR November 1-December 1.

     

    Each application is valid for the entire school year for all 4 award types and must be renewed annually. Parents/guardians must create an account first and submit one application per school year per student. One application considers your child for all four types of scholarship awards: Individual Original, Switcher, Corporate Low Income, and Corporate Disabled/Displaced.

     

    Required Documents:

    NOTE: An incomplete application will not be reviewed for the award.

  • 2

    Educate yourself

    Attend our Tuition Tax Credit-related workshops to learn and get equipped to successfully keep your child enrolled in the school of your choice.

    You might win a prize for your student, too!

    Read more and RSVP

  • 3

    Have your success tools ready

    STO4KIDZ offers many free resources and tools to help you successfully acquire allocated tax credit recommendations for your child(ren).

    Study the following free resources:

  • 4

    Get the word out

    Parents/guardians play a key role in raising contributions. Share the materials and resources to help. Ready. Set. Go!

What next?

After submitting your application, an automated copy will be sent to the email listed on the application.

If you need to update your information, please email info@sto4kidz.org . Please do not submit multiple copies of your student’s application. Applications expire on May 31st of each school year.

Email all application-related communications to info@sto4kidz.org .

Application is not a guarantee for STO awards. However, we work diligently to assist every applicant.

Incomplete applications will NOT be considered for award.

Have all documents ready to upload before starting your application.

Please note that STO4KIDZ must verify your student’s enrollment and tuition balance with your private school. If your child receives a tuition discount from the school, list the tuition amount due after the discount has been applied to your child’s annual tuition fee. You must permit your child’s school to release tuition balance information to STO4KIDZ. Submitting your application is your acknowledgment.

You will be notified by email every time your student receives a tuition award from STO4KIDZ.

Please do not contact us to see if your application has been received and/or processed before August 30th. Thank you for your support. (An automated copy will be sent to the email listed on the application.

Supporting Documents

Public/Charter School Attendance Verification

NEW - Student Transfer Verification

Past STO Award Verification

Displaced Student Verification

Application FAQ (Printable)

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Additional documents may be required

If not filing taxes, MUST provide supplemental financial documentation:

Social Security benefit statements

Welfare benefit statements (DES)

Retirement benefit statements

Proof of child support or alimony

If household income has changed, you must also upload the last two (2) most recent consecutive pay-stubs for all income earners in the household

If applicable: rental income, pension income, or additional income

If necessary, you may upload a letter further explaining your financial situation

If applicable, please include all supporting documentation:

Public/charter school attendance verification

Prior Corporate/Switcher/Original award verification from other STOs

Displaced (foster child) student verification and release form

NEW! Student transfer verification along with supporting documentation (ie. students who home-schooled directly before attending an AZ private school, OR students who canceled their ESA accounts, OR students who moved to AZ before enrolling into a qualified private school)

Copy of the Arizona military order

Copy of IEP/MET document

You will be notified by email once your application has been processed.

Please do not contact us to see if your application has been received or processed before August 30th. Thank you for your support.

Funds are awarded based on the category of the award.

  • Individual Recommended awards (Original and Switcher) are distributed monthly beginning August 31st through April 30th of each school year.

  • Corporate Low-Income and Disabled/Displaced awards are distributed twice a year (at the beginning of each semester).

Application windows for each school year: (April 15 - June 1)  OR  (November 1 - December 1)

Applications are currently closed

Please note:

  • To ensure our email communications do not get lost in your inbox, please add info@sto4kidz.org & miriam@sto4kidz.org to your safe sender list


  • You will receive an email each time your student is a tuition award and the fund has been sent to the school

Need more information? We’re here to help. Try our Frequently Asked Questions or Contact Us.

Applications are currently closed.

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STO4KIDZ is a School Tuition Organization (STO) which falls under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We provide scholarships to qualifying students attending qualified private schools in Arizona through tax credit contributions made by individuals and corporations. STO4KIDZ is certified by the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) to be in compliance with the Private School Tuition Tax Credit Requirements.

1) Submit your online application for each student per school year between April 15 - June 1, OR November 1 - December 1.

Each application is valid for the entire school year for all 4 award types and must be renewed annually. Parents/guardians must create an account first and submit one application per school year per student. One application considers your child for all four types of scholarship awards: Individual Original, Switcher, Corporate Low Income, and Corporate Disabled/Displaced.

2. Begin the enrollment process with the private school of choice. Your student must either be attending a private school or the enrollment is in process.

All students can be recommended by donors for the Individual Original Tax Credit. STO4KIDZ awards a minimum 90% of every dollar in scholarship, MONTHLY.

Must apply for each student once per school year. The application is good for each school academic year and it expires at the end of each school year.

The online application opens twice a year. See below for timelines:

  1. April 15– June 1
  2. November 1 – December 1