EITC and OSTC

What if you could choose exactly where your taxes go?

If you could direct them back to your community, would you? In Pennsylvania, the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs allow you to do just that.

Individuals and businesses who pay state taxes in Pennsylvania can make a contribution to the Waldorf School of Philadelphia, and receive 90% of that contribution back in the form of a tax credit. In effect, with these programs, it costs the donor a dime to give a dollar. Funds from EITC and OSTC go directly to our need-based tuition assistance program.

Working together with local business partners and bold individual donors, we can achieve truly remarkable things for our school. The Waldorf School of Philadelphia thanks the businesses and individuals who, through their leadership, help to make an independent school experience possible for talented students regardless of their financial circumstances.

Important Dates

May 15Business applicants who have fulfilled their 2-year commitment and wish to reapply to renew their 2-year commitment.

May 15Businesses who are in the middle of their 2-year commitment.

July 1All other businesses, including initial applicants and those applicants wishing to submit an additional application on top of their previously submitted 2-year commitment.

 

Learn More

Begin a confidential, no-obligation conversation to start this journey with us
Alexandra Borders
Director of Advancement and Enrollment
bordersa@phillywaldorf.com
(215) 248-1662

Our donors took this opportunity to talk about their contributions in their own words.

"As Waldorf graduates, we often get the chance to extol the virtues of our education. But frankly, neither of us would have been able to attend a Waldorf school without the help of financial aid. Countless donors made it possible for the two of us to enter the world with confidence. We now have the opportunity to pay that debt forward, and with the EITC program, we can afford to give more than we could otherwise." -- Rebecca Levine and Chris Morrell

"It's safe to say that nobody relishes paying taxes. However, when you know that your tax dollars are going directly to offer a child a Waldorf education, it really flips the script on paying taxes. The EITC tax credit checks so many boxes: high-impact, fast and easy paperwork, feel good. Check, check, check! If you have every felt compelled to give a child the gift of education, the EITC tax credit is the perfect way to make that happen." -- Jenn and Scott Rezeli, Re:Vision Architecture