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TUITIONCARE FAQ

 

CAN I CHOOSE THE TUITIONCARE SCHOOL I WANT TO SUPPORT?

Only Parish and School families of the specific TuitionCare school are able to join the program.

WHAT IS A TUITION REDUCTION GRANT?

The Tuition Reduction Grant (TRG) is the money that is given to the school to reduce tuition for all school families. For each family that signs up for TuitionCare, the Foundation will give $1,000 to your schools TRG.

IS MY TUITIONCARE DONATION DEDUCTIBLE ON MY FEDERAL TAX RETURN?

The out of pocket portion of your contribution can be considered a donation deduction on your federal tax return. For example, if you contribute $5,000 to the TuitionCare Program and receive a $4,500 tax credit, the $500 out of pocket cost is considered a donation deduction while the $4,500 is considered a non deductible expense.

CAN MY BUSINESS PARTICIPATE?

If your business files PA State Taxes, then it can participate in the EITC program. Contact the Foundation for Catholic Education to learn more about how your business can participate in the EITC Program.

I HAVE A NIECE/NEPHEW IN THE SCHOOL BUT I BELONG TO ANOTHER LOCAL PARISH. CAN I PARTICIPATE?

At this time, only parishioners and school families can participate in a TuitionCare Program at their school. The Foundation for Catholic Education supports schools throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia through other tax credit programs. Contact the Foundation today for more information on supporting other schools.

IF I PARTICIPATE IN TUITIONCARE TO GET TAX CREDITS, HOW MUCH WILL IT COST ME?

During the fall months, you will need to pay your commitment amount upfront. After you file your taxes in the spring, you will recieve the credit.

DO I NEED TO EARN A PARTICULAR INCOME TO QUALIFY?

TuitionCare is based on your tax liability, not income.

I'M RETIRED, CAN I PARTICIPATE IN TUITIONCARE?

If you are retired, you must own a small business (receive an annual K-1 form) or work for a business and receive an annual W-2 form to join TuitionCare. Some retirees qualify due to side jobs or residual ownership of businesses and some do not.

WHAT ARE THE DATES AND DEADLINES FOR TUITIONCARE?

The deadlines vary for each program every year. Commitment forms are currently being accepted on a rolling basis.

WHAT GRADES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A REDUCTION IN TUITION THROUGH TUITIONCARE?

Families with children in Kindergarten through 8th grade will receive a tuition reduction from TuitionCare.

IS THERE A CAP ON HOW MUCH MY SCHOOL CAN RECEIVE FROM THE TUITIONCARE PROGRAM?

Yes. The maximum benefit each school family can receive from TuitionCare is $1,000 per year.

IF I WORK FOR A NON-PROFIT, AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THE TAX CREDIT THROUGH TUITIONCARE?

You are not eligible to apply if you work for a non-profit. However, if you are married and your spouse does not work for a non-profit and you file joint taxes, you can apply.