GOAL Program Results as of July 31, 2023
Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, Inc. (GOAL), the largest K-12 student scholarship organization (SSO) operating under Georgia's Education Expense Credit law, has updated its 2023 contribution and scholarship award results.
As of July 31, 2023:
- 11,461 Georgia taxpayers contributed a total of $52,184,284 to GOAL.
- Of the 2023 contributions, 44% came from individuals, 25% came from individual owners of pass-through businesses, 22% came from pass-throughs electing HB 149, and 9% came from corporations and trusts.
- Since the inception of the program in 2008, GOAL has received $373,187,188 in contributions, which represents an estimated 35% of the total amount contributed statewide under the K-12 tuition tax credit program.
- Through July 31, 2023, GOAL has awarded 68,853 scholarships worth $297 million to 26,661 students.
- The average value of the scholarship awarded to each student has been $4,315, 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 $30,241.
- GOAL has awarded 45% of its scholarships to families with an AGI of less than $24,000 and 83% of its scholarships to families with an AGI of less than $48,000.
- 47% of GOAL scholarships have been awarded to students of color.
- GOAL has awarded 7,581 scholarships in north Georgia, 29,570 scholarships in metro Atlanta, 15,344 scholarships in middle Georgia, and 16,358 scholarships in south Georgia.