Many in the Pennsylvania state legislature have called the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program the best educational initiative passed in Pennsylvania in the past 15 years. Funds for the program come from businesses that make contributions to non‐profit scholarship or educational improvement organizations. Since the program’s inception in 2001, more than 30,000 companies have pledged in excess $812 million to EITC organizations. The program benefits both public and private schools in Pennsylvania, and actually saves the state money – each student attending private schools saves the state approximately $12,000 in education costs. If all 44,000 students receiving EITC scholarships would re‐enter the public school system, it would cost Pennsylvania taxpayers an additional $531.6 million per year. The EITC program has received bipartisan support since its inception. Download Dayspring’s EITC/OSTC Information Booklet, or download the Pennsylvania EITC Business Guidelines.
Additionally, in 2012, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a measure that allows parents of students in a failing school to choose something better for their children. The Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) allows your business to redirect your business tax dollars to approved schools, like Dayspring Christian Academy. Your business’s redirected tax dollars are used to fund scholarship programs for students who live in areas served by the lowest achieving 15% of Pennsylvania’s public schools and who meet specific income criteria. These tax credit programs for Pennsylvania businesses redirect tax dollars to an approved scholarship organization. The DCA Scholarship Organization will then award scholarships to families at our school and across Pennsylvania to assist their children in attending the school of their choice. Download a helpful OSTC Informational Document.