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GOAL Announces Updated Program Results for 2018

Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, Inc. ("GOAL"), the largest K-12 student scholarship organization ("SSO") operating under Georgia's Education Expense Credit law has announced its updated 2018 contribution and scholarship award results.

Click here to view the updated 2018 GOAL program results. 

During 2018:

 11,092 Georgia taxpayers contributed a total of $20,715,233 to GOAL (this number is after DOR proration of 54.99%, due to overwhelming taxpayer demand).

Of the 2018 contributons, 49% came from individuals, 37% came from individual owners of pass-through businesses, and 14% came from corporations.

Since the inception of the program in 2008, GOAL has received $156,734,804 in contributions, which represents an estimated 33% of the total amount contributed statewide under the K-12 tuition tax credit program.

• Through 2018, GOAL has awarded 34,482 scholarships worth $128.2 million to 14,340 students, with an additional $28.6 million being obligated and reserved for the funding of multi-year scholarships that have been awarded or for the awarding of future scholarships.

The average value of the scholarship awarded to each student has been $3,718, with the balance of tuition costs being paid by scholarship families together with other financial aid provided by the participating private schools.

Since inception, the average adjusted gross income ("AGI") of the scholarship recipient families (as adjusted for family size) has been $27,275.

 GOAL has awarded over 50% of its scholarships to families with an AGI of less than $24,000 and approximately 90% of its scholarships to families with an AGI of less than $48,000.

45% of GOAL scholarship awards have been provided to minority recipients.

GOAL has awarded 3,868 scholarships in north Georgia; 13,648 scholarships in metro Atlanta; 8,306 scholarships in middle Georgia; and 8,660 scholarships in south Georgia.