K-12 students from families with limited financial resources, up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level (or up to 400% for students that received a scholarship in a prior year), are eligible to receive a Tax Credit Scholarship. From January to April, priority will be given to students from each of the following categories:

• Students who are members of a household whose previous year’s total annual income does not exceed 185% of the federal poverty level; and

• Students who reside within a focus district (e.g. residents of the city of Chicago); and

• Students who received a scholarship in a prior year.

After April 1, all other qualifying students will be considered for scholarships.

No priority status is accorded to students who apply after April 1st.