Frequently Asked Questions for public school students coming to Notre Dame Academy:

What is the private school tax credit?
In summer of 2008, the Georgia legislature passed the Georgia Private School Tax Credit Law, a program that seeks to filter $50 million in tax revenue from the state directly to private schools. These funds are available on a first come first served basis and are available to immediately benefit Notre Dame Academy.

How can the tax credit benefit both Notre Dame Academy School and me?
Under the new law, you are able to redirect a portion of your Georgia state income taxes to provide scholarship assistance to NDA students. You will receive a tax credit at the state level (and a federal income tax deduction) against your Georgia income tax liability for amounts donated. For married couples filing jointly, the maximum eligible contribution is $2,500, and as an individual, the maximum is $1,000.

How does it work?
Each school works through an independent Student Scholarship Organization (SSO). NDA has partnered with the www.gracescholars.org, a state approved SSO, to enable the NDA community to take advantage of this program. By specifying NDA in your donation to the G.R.A.C.E. Scholars, Inc. program, a Georgia state income tax credit is available to you for the tax year the donation is made. Your donation also means you may be allowed a charitable contribution deduction on your Federal tax return.

Can I direct my contribution to my child?
Unfortunately, parents may not direct contributions to a child. NDA selects eligible students to receive funds as mandated by the state qualification guidelines.