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Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship  

The Illinois “Invest in Kids Act” provides scholarship opportunities to nonpublic schools for qualifying families with students in grades K-12. The scholarships offered through this program are needs-based and could cover up to 100 percent of tuition and eligible fees and are needs-based. See the Empower Illinois website to determine if your family qualifies.
Please note that all HFCA families interested in tuition assistance, must first determine if their family is eligible for a Tax Credit Scholarship before applying for tuition assistance through HFCA/FACTS. 
Prior scholarship recipients or those who have been on a waitlist must reapply annually. In many instances families will be awarded more assistance through the Tax Credit Scholarship program than through HFCA's tuition assistance.

Applications for 2021-2022 tax credit scholarships are now open. Like last year, the application process includes two steps: a reservation and an application.
Visit to find the reservation page link. Please note that families who have previously completed a tax credit scholarship application through the EmpowerXChange portal should NOT use this portal to make their reservation.
2021-2022 Application
The 2021-2022 scholarship application opened Friday, January 15. Families who had completed their reservation by noon on Thursday, January 14  received an email from Empower Illinois on Friday morning notifying them the application is live. If families complete their reservation after noon on Thursday, they will receive their invitation to complete the application within 48 hours. 
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