Choice Scholarship 2021-2022
The amount of the scholarship is equal to 90 percent of what it costs to educate a student in the public district. Upon approval of a student application, the tuition funds are paid directly to Saint Susanna.
Does my family's income meet Choice requirements?
Please note that household income thresholds will be finalized by IDOE by July 1st. This represents a reasonable estimate of the expected figures.
Does my student have a pathway to participate in Choice?
- Previous SGO or Choice Scholarship Recipient: a student who has received a Choice scholarship or an SGO tax credit scholarship in any previous year is eligible for participation this year.
- Special Education: Students with an Individual Service Plan automatically meet the pathway requirement.
- Sibling: a student who has a sibling that has ever participated in the Choice or SGO tax credit scholarship program is eligible.
- Two Semesters in a Public School: this pathway enables students to move into a private school on a Choice scholarship as long as the most recent two semesters were in a public school in Indiana.
These are the most commonly used pathways at Saint Susanna. Additional pathways can be found here.
Students who meet the income-eligibility requirement but do not have a pathway are eligible to receive an SGO tax credit scholarship this year. They will be eligible for a Choice scholarship the following year. The income limits for an SGO tax credit scholarship are the same as the Choice program.
How much can I expect in scholarship funds?
Anticipated scholarship amounts for each school district are below.
How do we apply for a Choice Scholarship?
Income documentation is required in the form of the most recently filed tax return. Depending on the family situation, additional documentation may be required such as custody agreements, divorce decrees, etc.
Families who receive government assistance may be in the direct certification database in which case income documentation is not needed. Mrs. Abdoulaye can check this status for you and advise you of any additional documentation that may be needed.
Families interested in pursuing a Choice or SGO tax credit scholarship should contact Mrs. Abdoulaye to start the application process.
The deadline for Choice Applications is September 1st. Please submit all requested paperwork no later than August 15th in order to ensure enough time for processing.
About Saint Susanna Catholic School
St. Susanna Catholic School's mission is to provide a Christ-centered, quality education that prepares and inspires its students to excel as they progress in their scholastic careers. Based on Catholic teachings, our students and staff exemplify the value of faith, service, love, and respect in all situations and with all people.
Our Vision 2022
St. Susanna is recognized and valued as a Catholic school of choice, committed to its community of stakeholders, and evidenced by consistently full enrollment. Parents are excited at the prospect of entrusting their students to St. Susanna.