GOAL Scholarship Program

The Georgia Qualified Education Expense Tax Credit allows Georgia taxpayers to direct their tax dollars to designated independent schools, playing a vital role in improving educational opportunities for K-12 students. The schools, in turn, utilize these funds to enroll deserving students, regardless of their family’s ability to pay full tuition. Each year, this program, combined with support from the CHS Endowment Foundation, Inc., and The Lion Fund, plays a critical role in our financial aid program.

CHS partners with Georgia GOAL, the state's leading Student Scholarship Organization (SSO). GOAL works with over 130 independent schools throughout Georgia and has awarded scholarships to more than 9,000 deserving students since the program's inception in 2008. Over 185 CHS students receive financial assistance through GOAL each school year.

Submit your 2020 GOAL Tax Credit Form online today!

How to Participate

Apply anytime between June and December 2019.

Complete the 2020 GOAL Tax Credit Application today (takes just 30 seconds).

GOAL submits to Georgia Department of Revenue.

On the first business day of January 2019, GOAL submits your application to the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR).

Get approved to contribute.

GOAL and DOR notify you in early January 2020 of your approved tax credit amount and payment deadline.

Make payment.

Pay GOAL by check or credit card within 60 days of DOR approval (by mid-March 2020).

Take the credit.

In May, GOAL will send you a Form IT-QEE-SSO1 (tax receipt) for claiming the credit on your 2020 Georgia income tax return. Please note that you will take the credit when you file your 2020 taxes in 2021.


Make your gift today!

Tax Credit Limits

  • Single individual or head of household - up to $1,000
  • Married couple filing a joint return - up to $2,500
  • Married couple filing a separate return - up to $1,250
  • Member of an LLC, S Corporation, or Partnership - up to $10,000
  • C Corporation or Trust - up to 75% of annual Georgia income tax liability


Please note that The Georgia Qualified Education Expense Tax Credit provides an opportunity for participants to redirect THEIR GEORGIA tax liabilitIES to financial aid at THEIR favorite independent school. Participation in the TAX CREDIT, therefore, is not related to DIRECT GIVING TO THE SCHOOL THROUGH THE LION FUND.
For more information about GOAL, please contact Kim Stafford, Development Officer, at kstafford@chslions.com.