In August 2017, with bipartisan support, the House and Senate passed a comprehensive education-funding bill that was signed into law by the governor. The law includes a provision for tax credit scholarships, which provide strong incentives for donors to support non-public school scholarships for low-income students in the state. Illinois students from low-income families may use these new scholarships to attend a non-public school of their choice.
For more information about the Tax Credit Program and the donation process, please visit the Diocese of Springfield website at https://www.dio.org/schools/investinkids.html. Individual donors (but not corporations) can designate their donations for their school of choice, such as St. Paul Catholic School.