ALABAMA

The American Federation for Children seeks to empower families, especially lower-income families, with the freedom to choose the best K-12 education for their children.

ALABAMA’S SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAMS:

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TUITION TAX CREDIT

  • STUDENT ELIGIBILITY: Student must be enrolled in or assigned to attend a failing school (labeled as persistently failing by the State Department of Education, designated as failing by the State Superintendent of Education, or listed three or more times in the past six years in the lowest 6% of public schools on the state assessment)

  • PARENT REQUIREMENTS: Certification that the student was enrolled in or assigned to attend a failing school, certification that the student was transferred to a non-failing public or private school, and proof of the cost of attendance at the non-failing public or private school.

TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP

  • STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

    • Family income cannot exceed 185% of the federal poverty level ($49,025 for a family of four in 2021-22)

    • Student must be enrolled in a failing school (defined as the lowest-performing 6% of public schools annually on state assessments); once a student receives a scholarship, he or she remains eligible regardless of whether or not he or she remains zoned to attend a failing school

    • After July 31 of each year, SGOs may award unaccounted scholarship funds to students whose family income does not exceed 185% of the federal poverty guidelines whether or not they are assigned to a failing school

    • A renewing student’s family income can increase to up to 275% of the federal poverty guidelines ($72,875 for a family of four in 2021-22)

ALABAMA VOICES FOR CHOICE

Hear from parents, students, educators and advocates on the power of school choice in your state.

AFC BOOTS ON THE GROUND

Our team focuses its time and resources on supporting state-level efforts to provide low-income and middle-income families with access to great schools through private school choice.

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