PENNSYLVANIA

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

PENNSYLVANIA’S SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAMS:

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL CHOICE IN PENNSYLVANIA!

Tax Credit Scholarship - Educational Improvement Tax Credit

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

  • Family income cannot exceed $96,676 plus $17,017 allowed for each additional dependent.
    • Income adjusted annually to reflect growth of the Consumer Price Index/inflation.

  • Private school students are also eligible.

  • For special needs students, family income cannot exceed $96,676, plus $17,017 per dependent multiplied by 1.5 for students not enrolled in special education schools or 2.993 for students enrolled in special education schools.

Tax Credit Scholarship - Educational Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

  • Children residing within the attendance boundary of a low-achieving school (bottom 15% of schools based on state assessments).

  • Private school students are also eligible.

  • Preference given to:
    • Students who received a scholarship during the previous year. 
    • Students from households with a family income that does not exceed 185% of the federal poverty guidelines ($49,025 for a family of four in 2021-22).

  • Family income cannot exceed $96,676, plus $17,017 allowed for each additional dependent (income threshold adjusted annually to reflect growth of the Consumer Price Index/inflation). 

  • For special needs students, family income cannot exceed 150% of the baseline income level for program eligibility; for severe special needs students, family income cannot exceed 299% of the baseline income level for program eligibility.

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.

RELEVANT NEWS

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

Request a Fellow to Speak at Your Event

High School Future Leaders Fellowship