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Additional Financial Aid Program (EISTC)

Education Improvement  Scholarships Tax Credits Program (EISTC)

Through Virginia’s new EISTC program, approved donations to MPF provide Catholic school scholarships for students who are Virginia residents.  

  • Both Catholic and non-Catholic students are eligible for these scholarships. 
  • Recipients of EISTC scholarships must come from families whose annual household income is less than 300% of the current poverty guideline (or 400% for children with disabilities).

Recipients must also meet one of these criteria: 

  • Are eligible to enter kindergarten or first grade, OR 
  • Attended a Virginia public school for at least half of the current or prior school year, OR 
  • Were not Virginia residents during the preceding school year, OR 
  • Were prior recipients of an EISTC scholarship.

Scholarships cannot exceed the state’s allocation for the division in which the student resides. 

These awards are available to students attending Diocesan and private Catholic schools.

St. Mary Star of the Sea School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability in its educational program, activities, or employment practices. As a Roman Catholic School, we joyfully exercise our responsibility to pass on the teachings of the Catholic faith. 

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