Eligibility Criteria and
Application for Assistance (click)
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These criteria must be
met in order to be eligible for assistance from the Iowa Lutheran
must be in grades K-12 as of the 2020-21 school year. At this
time, preschool is not supported by the law.
(defined as the amount shown on Line 7b of the
Federal Tax Form 1040 - Click
to access this form online) can be no more than
400% of the
The goal of the
STO is to help as many families as possible, so feel free to
email questions to:
ask for help from your school--DO NOT LET ANY PART OF THE
PROCESS OVERWHELM YOU!
for applying for assistance is April 24, 2020. It is the
goal of the STO to advise people of the status of their
applications by May 8, 2020.
Below are the
Poverty Guidelines by Size of Family and Number of Children for 2020
as published by the U.S. Census Bureau (Click
for Official Site). Refer to these when determining income
guidelines for families requesting tuition grants:
The 2020 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States
and the District of Columbia
|Persons in family
qualifying levels are based upon 400% of 2020 Federal Poverty Levels as
required by Iowa law.
includes parents/guardians plus total number of dependents claimed on
2019 tax return. For families with more than 12 persons,
to the 12 Persons in family Poverty Guideline and
$17,920 to 12 Persons in family STO 400% amount
for each additional person.
are eligible for STO assistance if their taxable income is at or below
the above listed income levels. Local assistance may not be based upon
the above. Falling within these guidelines does not necessarily
guarantee tuition assistance.