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Eligibility Criteria and Application

 

 

Application for Assistance (click)

** This application is in a .pdf format.  To obtain a .pdf reader, click here. **

 

These criteria must be met in order to be eligible for assistance from the Iowa Lutheran STO:

  1. The child(ren) must be in grades K-12 as of the 2017-18 school year. At this time, preschool is not supported by the law.

  2. Family income (defined as the amount shown on Line 22 of the Federal Tax Form 1040 - Click to access this form online) can be no more than 300% of the poverty level.

  3. The goal of the STO is to help as many families as possible, so feel free to email questions to:

     

    Dewey Torkelson: deweytorkelson@hotmail.com

     

    or ask for help from your school--DO NOT LET ANY PART OF THE PROCESS OVERWHELM YOU!

  4. The deadline for applying for assistance is April 28, 2017. It is the goal of the STO to advise people of the status of their applications by May 5, 2017.

Poverty Guidelines

 

Below are the Poverty Guidelines by Size of Family and Number of Children for 2017 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 2017 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States
and the District of Columbia
Persons in family Poverty guideline STO 300%
1 $12,060 $36,180
2 16,240 48,720
3 20,420 61,260
4 24,600 73,800
5 28,780 86,340
6 32,960 98,880
7 37,140 111,420
8 41,320 123,960
9 45,500 136,500
10 49,680 149,040
11 53,860 161,580
12 58,040 174,120

* STO qualifying levels are based upon 300% of 2017 Federal Poverty Levels as required by Iowa law.

**Family size includes parents/guardians plus total number of dependents claimed on 2016 tax return. For families with more than 12 persons, add $4,180 to the 12 Persons in family Poverty Guideline and $12,540 to 12 Persons in family STO 300% amount for each additional person.

*** Families 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.

 

Application for Assistance (click)

** This application is in a .pdf format.  To obtain a .pdf reader, click here. **