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  Individual donors (but not corporations) can designate their donations for their school of choice, such as St. Paul Catholic School.