Georgia GOAL

Georgia GOAL

You are already paying income taxes to the state. Why not redirect some of those taxes to provide tuition assistance to financially eligible Marist students?

Since 2008, Marist School has partnered with the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, a Student Scholarship Organization (SSO) created through the Georgia Education Expense Tax Credit Program. This program enables Georgia residents, corporations, trusts, LLCs, and partnerships the opportunity to designate a portion of their state tax liability to the school's financial aid program. There is virtually no cost to participate, but it has a tremendous impact on Marist's ability to provide financial aid to students in need. 

Please note that GOAL is no longer accepting applications for the 2018 tax year. Many thanks to those who have participated in the GOAL program! We are deeply grateful for the additional financial aid support this program provides Marist School each year.
Because Georgia residents applied for more tax credits than were available under the statewide cap, the Department of Revenue (DOR) has prorated each application. The DOR has mailed a letter to each participant letting them know how much they have been approved to redirect this year–approximately 55% of the amount for which they applied. 

All payments are due by March 12, 2018.
Once approved by the DOR, please submit your payment for the 2017 GOAL Program directly to GOAL. Choose one of the following options:

• Make a check out to “Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program,” write “Marist School” in the memo line, and mail it to:

Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program
3740 Davinci Court, Suite 375
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

• Visit the GOAL website and enter your credit card information.

Please contact Shannon Carney at (770) 936-2226 if you have any questions about submitting your payment or your 2018 application status.

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  • How do I sign up?

    Due to the popularity of the program, the 2018 statewide cap on Education Expense Tax Credits was met on January 2, 2018! While it is no longer possible to sign up for 2018, please stay tuned for information on how to sign up for 2019 later this year.
  • How does it work?

    Participants apply to GOAL by December 31 each year. GOAL sends all applications to the Department of Revenue (DOR) on the first business day in January. The DOR will then send approval letters. Once approved by the DOR, participants must make their payments to GOAL within 60 days (by mid-March 2018). Participants can take a state tax credit as well as a federal tax deduction (for those who itemize) when filing their taxes the following spring.

    There is virtually no cost to participate, and while participation is not a charitable donation, it has a tremendous impact on Marist’s ability to provide financial aid to students and families in need. 
  • Pass-through entities

    Individuals with ownership in S-corps, LLCs or Partnerships (pass-through entities) may contribute up to $10,000 to GOAL for a tax credit, providing even greater support for Marist School. For more information, click here

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“This is truly a worthwhile and deserving opportunity for Marist donors. Deserving students receive tuition assistance to achieve a Marist education and donors are rewarded with tax advantages in Georgia and with the IRS.” 
-Mike and Susan Buchanan, Parents of Alumni

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