Athens Academy is pleased to participate in the Georgia Tuition Tax Credit Scholarship Program. Athens Academy partners with Apogee, a Student Scholarship Organization (SSO) to help Georgia taxpayers redirect a portion of their State tax liability to Athens Academy and receive a dollar-for-dollar credit. Funds received from the program are made available for qualified applicants in the school's existing financial aid program. Since 2009, more than $2.8 million has been raised for our financial aid program.

Due to the great demand, the program "sold out" on the first day of 2018. Pre-registration will be available in late summer 2019.

Please contact Greta Covington with any questions. Thank you, Spartans!

frequently asked questions

List of 6 items.

  • How do I participate in the program?

    All you have to do is either complete our easy paperless process or complete the paper form, and Apogee will submit the paperwork on your behalf.
  • Is there a limit to how much I can give each year?

    Yes, the amount you can give is limited by your tax filing status:
    · Married Filing Jointly: Maximum of $2,500
    · Individual Filer: Maximum of $1,000
    · Married Filing Separately: Maximum of $1,250
  • Can corporations get larger credits?

    Yes!  The state offers corporations and trusts an opportunity to participate at a higher level:
    • Individuals who receive pass-through income from S Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, and Partnerships can contribute up to $10k  
    • C-Corporations and Trust can contribute up to 75% of their Georgia tax liability
  • Why aren’t participants receiving their full credit?

    The state had placed a yearly cap on the amount of credit available at $58 million. That meant that every school, tax payer, and corporation in Georgia was drawing from the same pool of credits. For the last two years, the state has accepted applications representing more than $58 million and have pro-rated each pledge accordingly. In 2017, the Georgia legislature increased the cap to $100 million, so participants will receive larger credits beginning in 2018.
  • How do I know what my GA tax liability is?

    Your Georgia tax liability is typically 6% of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). You can also look at Line 18 of your Georgia tax return (Form 500) to learn your GA tax liability.
  • Who or what is Apogee?

    Apogee Scholarship Fund is Athens Academy’s partner in the process.  Apogee is a state registered SSO (Student Scholarship Organization) as well as a 501c3 non-profit organization.  Apogee’s primary function is to facilitate the process of distributing tax credits in exchange for donations and to disburse those funds for private school tuition scholarships.

Contribution Limits

Individual - up to $1,000
Married Filing Jointly - up to $2,500
Married Filing Separately - up to $1,250 each
Pass through income from S-Corps, LLCs, and Partnerships - up to $10,000
C-Corps and Trusts - up to 75% of GA tax liability

Apogee

Apogee Scholarship Fund's Website
Apogee is Athens Academy's selected Student Scholarship Organization
This gives us an opportunity to support the school at essentially no cost!
We have to pay our taxes...why not send them to Athens Academy instead?
--Alumni parent & 2017 GTTC participant

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