Through the school's partnership with Apogee Scholarship Fund
, you can REDIRECT, at no cost, Georgia income tax dollars to the Waldorf School of Atlanta. Since beginning the program in 2010, over $130,000 has been raised for WSA tuition assistance through this valuable program.
It's now even easier when you apply electronically
Watch this short video
to learn more.
The state of Georgia has placed an annual cap on the total amount of tax credits that may be awarded through this program. This year, only $50 million of tax credits will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. There has been a dramatic jump in Georgia taxpayers taking advantage of this program as it has gained momentum. If you are interested in participating, we urge you to make your commitment early in the calendar year.
What is Apogee Scholarship Fund?
Apogee Scholarship Fund is a state registered SSO (Student Scholarship Organization) as well as a 501c3 non-profit organization whose primary functions are to facilitate the process of distributing tax credits in exchange for contributions and to disburse those funds for private school tuition scholarships.
How does it work?
To participate in this program, you must pre-pay your taxes (or a portion of your taxes) through a contribution to Apogee Scholarship Fund. Individual filers can contribute up to $1,000
, joint filers up to $2,500
, and c-corps up to 75%
of GA tax liability. When you make a contribution to Apogee Scholarship Fund, you will receive a dollar-for-dollar GA tax credit which comes to you in the mail as a voucher for the amount of your contribution. This opportunity is open to anyone that has GA tax liability (i.e. grandparents, family, friends, etc).
Tax Credit Amounts by Filing Status
Who qualifies to receive the scholarship?
|Individual||Maximum of $1,000|
Married Filing Jointly||Maximum of $2,500|
|Married Filing Separately
||Maximum of $1,250|
||Limited to same maximums as joint filers and individuals|
||Up to 75% of GA tax liability|
Parents or guardians interested in applying for WSA tuition assistance should contact the school. The state of Georgia has defined parameters as to who is eligible to receive tuition assistance through this program:
How do I redirect my GA income taxes?
- Children eligible to enroll in a GA qualified (public) school Pre-K, Kindergarten, or 1st grade.
- Students who are currently enrolled at GA public school. Apogee policy requires that a student must have attended at least 30 days of public school in order to be considered eligible.
- Home School students, KIPP School students, Charter School students
- Complete the Apogee Authorization Form
- Sign Page 2, Section C of Form IT-QEE-TP1
- Write check to Apogee Scholarship Fund (or pay by credit card on the Apogee website)
- Mail these items to:
Apogee Scholarship Fund
3330 Cumberland Blvd, Suite 400
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
- Or click here to apply electronically.
Apogee will take care of the rest
E-filling is available for this tax credit.
For additional filing instructions, please visit www.apogeescholarships.org
or contact our ASF representative, John Panessa @ 404.419.7123.
Georgia Department of Revenue
Georgia Department of Education
Apogee Authorization Form
Georgia Form IT-QEE-TP1