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Tax Credit & Scholarship

Have Illinois Pay your Tuition to Aqsa School. Find Out How!   

Illinois passed a comprehensive education funding bill in August 2017. The law allows for tax credit scholarships for Illinois students. Qualifying Aqsa students will have the opportunity to receive scholarships through the state of Illinois to attend Aqsa School with a paid scholarship if they meet the eligibility and application deadline. 

The tax credit also includes an opportunity for donors. Aqsa school friends and families can become a donor and receive a 75% state tax credit on their scholarship donation to Aqsa school. Donors can register for a Letter ID as soon as possible and beginning donating January 2, 2018 with mytax.illinois.gov.   

Applying for an IL Tax Credit Scholarship

  • Complete the online application with Empower Illinois (https://empowerillinois.org/). The application will ask you info from your 2016 taxes, a copy of the student’s birth certificate and your own information such as your IL Driver’s License. 

Do you want to donate and get a tax credit?  Do know someone who would want to give their tax $ to benefit Aqsa School instead of the state? Tell them to register as a donor today. 

  • Step 1: Donate to an IL Tax Credit Scholarship Request a Letter ID from https://mytax.illinois.gov You will need your social security number, and a form of ID such as a Drivers License or IL State ID 
  • Step 2: Activate your “my tax account” on https://mytax.illinois.gov  


  • Step 3: Apply for a tax credit on my https://mytax.illinois.gov 



  • Step 4: Donate to an SGO (Empower Illinois) Designate the donation to Aqsa School 


For more information, please email taxcredit@aqsa.edu or call Aqsa School at (708) 598- 2700. You can also visit our website for donations and scholarships. https://sites.google.com/aqsa.edu/taxcredit