What is required of a school to participate in tax credit program?
Georgia TAP is pleased to welcome any schools wanting to participate in our scholarship program. To be considered, the school must be:
- A private school with grades Pre-K through the 12th grade and be accredited by one of the following crediting agencies OR in the process of being accredited:
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; or
- Georgia Accrediting Commission; or
- Georgia Association of Christian Schools; or
- Association of Christian Schools International; or
- Georgia Private School Accreditation Council; or
- Accrediting Commission for Independent Study; or
- Southern Association of Independent Schools.
- Private school in the state of Georgia that satisfies private school requirements by Georgia State Law
- Adheres to the provisions of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964
Who is eligible to receive a scholarship?
Only students who are Georgia residents enrolled in a Georgia secondary or primary public school or who are eligible to enroll in pre-k4, kindergarten or first grade can receive Georgia TAP scholarship. Neither Tax credit program nor GeorigaTAP impose any criteria for awarding a schloarship. Scholarships are awarded based upon the criteria set up by the participating private schools. However GADOR set a maximum scholarship amount awarded to a student in given academic calendar. Currently the limit is $9,046.
How does the scholarship process work?
- Parents submit scholarship application to school.
- GeorgiaTAP notifies participating schools periodically as and when it receives the donations designated for the participating school.
- School recommends a student for a scholarship based on the funds available for that school.
- GeorgiaTAP issues a scholarship check payable to the school and the parent name.
- School notifies the parent about the scholarship being awarded.
- Parent visits the school and endorses the check payable to the school and signs on back of the check.