Catholic Tuition Support Organization
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The Catholic Tuition Support Organization of the Diocese of Tucson (CTSO) is a qualified tuition support organization that is proud to provide tuition assistance for students in 28 Catholic Schools throughout the Diocese of Tucson. If you link to one or all of the schools, it will become apparent that these fine schools help students become faith-filled individuals which provide them with strong academics, and emphasize the importance of service to one another and to their communities.
The State of Arizona has provided taxpayers an education tax credit since 1998. This means that when you send a contribution of $1,000 if filing jointly or up to $500 if filing singly, the State will provide you a dollar-for-dollar-tax credit. This is a wonderful way for individuals to provide tuition assistance for students in Catholic schools at no additional cost to them. If you chose not to participate in the CTSO, the State will control those same tax dollars instead of you directing the dollars to a Catholic School.
Academically, students in Catholic schools have responded with scores that rank above the national average on achievement tests and greater than 95 percent graduate and go on to higher education. More importantly, students obtain with an education centered on moral, academic and faith-filled values.
Mission StatementThe Mission of the Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO) is to operate as a qualified school tuition organization according to ARS43-1089. The CTSO accepts contributions from taxpayers, earning them a dollar-for-dollar tax credit, and allocates funds for tuition assistance or scholarships to students in grades K-12.
The CTSO supports the mission of Catholic schools – “FAITH IN EDUCATION…shaping mind, body and spirit.”