GWA Partners with Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program
The State of Georgia has created an opportunity for individuals and “C” corporations to redirect a portion of their Georgia state income tax to provide scholarships for eligible students to attend Georgia private schools.
That’s right! A 2008 law allows individuals and corporations to receive a dollar-for-dollar Georgia income tax credit for redirecting a portion of their state income tax payments (up to $2500 in the case of a married couple filing jointly, up to $1000 for an individual, and “C” corporations up to 75% of their Georgia income tax liability) to the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program.
GOAL uses these funds to provide private school scholarships to qualified students wishing to transfer from a Georgia public school. Taxpayers can designate the school at which these scholarships will be awarded. GWA has partnered with GOAL, so this means that the redirection of your taxes can be used to help assist with tuition for children who want to attend George Walton Academy.
What does this mean for you, our school and the children?
You are already paying income taxes to the state. Why not redirect some of those taxes to help provide Georgia children with Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning? That’s what GOAL stands for, and it means that eligible children will have an opportunity to attend our school and to receive a quality, college-preparatory, private education.
When you redirect your Georgia income taxes to GOAL and designate George Walton Academy as the recipient school, GWA is then able to:
1. Use that money to provide tuition assistance for new, qualifying students,
2. Increase school enrollment, and
3. Increase the funds available to improve educational offerings for all our students.
When you choose to redirect your tax dollars in this way, it is a definite “WIN-WIN” situation for all those involved. Giving to GOAL not only satisfies your tax obligation to the State of Georgia, it also keeps those tax dollars here in our community earmarked for education at George Walton Academy.
How you can participate: We want to make it as easy as possible for you to help. You need only to complete two short forms, provide your signature, write a check for the amount you wish to contribute, and send those items to Jenni Cole in the Development Department to be forwarded to Georgia GOAL and the Department of Revenue. As soon as GOAL receives your approved forms, GWA will have funds available to provide scholarships. Contribution forms can be found below, picked up in the Development Department or accessed on the Georgia GOAL web site www.goalscholarship.org.
So, you have a choice: to pay income taxes to the state of Georgia or to redirect some of those tax dollars to provide scholarship funds for eligible students to attend our school. For more information on how to redirect your tax dollars to provide scholarships at GWA, please contact Jenni Cole at 770.207.5172 ext. 229, or email@example.com. For more information about the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, please visit www.goalscholarship.org or click the link to read our Frequently Asked Questions.
GOAL Frequently Asked Questions
GWA GOAL Scholarship Policies and Procedures
GOAL forms to include with check made payable to Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program
GOAL Contribution and Authorization Form
Qualified Education Expense Preapproval Form