Notice: A school tuition organization cannot award, restrict or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of a donor recommendation. A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer's own dependent.

What's Going On Right Now

Cookies Everywhere!

Attention parents! After we opened up our applications for the 20/21 school year, we’ve have received a lot of calls regarding our website not recognizing when someone has already entered their login information. Please note that the application system we use is highly sensitive to Cookies, and works best on desktop computers and laptops. By clicking on the link below you can head over to our blog for help enabling the necessary cookies in your browser. As always, still feel free to contact us with any issues regarding the applications — we will do our best to answer all of your questions and provide assistance.  #YumaSTO, #SchoolChoice


Guides for Enabling Cookies on Different platforms

If you have been struggling to get onto our website’s application page, there’s a good chance it’s because the cookies in your browser aren’t properly configured. It’s definitely important to be cautious, nowadays cookies are everywhere and track us wherever we go, but they are also necessary tools that we need to make sure only people with the right credentials get into the certain areas.

Here are our guides (and a link to a blog post from to enabling cookies:


After you’ve done these steps sometimes it helps to restart the browser. Make sure to often delete your cookies and if you don’t feel safe about keeping them on, just switch it all back off after you’ve completed our applications. Simple as that!

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions!

Temporary new STAY Phone number!

Attention Parents! There’s a lot going on in the world right now, but we’re still here to answer any STAY related questions. If you have any questions or need help with your applications, please don’t hesitate to contact us during regular business hours at 928-331-0652 or email us at


Why Not?

Many people wait for their tax professional to give them their total Arizona liability to determine how much to contribute to an STO like STAY. This may not work this year because many tax professionals are overwhelmed with all the changes occurring due to COVID-19. Additionally, the Arizona tax deadline has moved to July 15th, but the deadline to contribute to STAY and claim the credit for 2019 remains April 15th. We encourage you to consider contributing the full amount allowed, if you’re able. Any excess above your Arizona liability will carry forward for up to five years. Your contribution will help local children right here in Yuma.

#ThinkYumaFirst, #YumaSTO, #ArizonaCredits 


Arizona Tax Credits

Both the federal and the Arizona individual income tax filing deadlines have been moved to July 15th for the 2019 tax year. Although the filing deadline has moved, the deadline to contribute to STOs like STAY to claim a 2019 Arizona tax credit remains April 15th. The deadline for the credit is set by statute and the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) cannot change the date. Please consider keeping your money right here in Yuma to help local kids. You can contribute on our website: 

See ADOR’s news release for more information: 


2020/2021 Scholarship Applications are now Open!

Attention Parents! We are now accepting scholarship applications for the 2020/2021 school year! Don’t forget to create an account on our website if you haven’t already done so, as we no longer accept paper applications. Feel free to reach out to us during regular business hours by calling 928-782-5786 or via email at with any questions related to our scholarships – we’d be more than happy to help!


Last Chance to apply for the 2019/2020 School Year!

Attention Parents! February 29th is the last day scholarship applications for the 2019/2020 school year will be accepted! Make sure to get in a submitted application through our online system and if you have questions, feel free to reach out to us at or 928-782-5786.


Incomplete Application Alert!

Attention Parents! Please make sure that your applications are submitted and NOT “Incomplete” or “Not Done”. We do not consider applications that have an “Incomplete” or “Not Done” status. You can check the status of your application by logging into your Member Dashboard on our website: If you’re experiencing any difficulties finishing up the application or just have questions, feel free to contact us!

Phone number: (928) 782-5786


New study about How the Arizona School Tuition Organization Tax Credits Save the State Money

Our friends at @Arizona STO Association have recently published a great study about how tax credit scholarships actually save the state money! If you’re interested to learn more check out this great study:

How to set up your Amazon Smile to Donate to STAY!

Did you know that shopping through, 0.5% of whatever you spend will be donated to a charity of your choice? STAY is one of those charities and if you’d like to support us while making your holiday shopping rounds, here’s how:

1) Go to and log in using your Amazon credentials.

2) Click on Get Started

3) Enter School Tuition Association of Yuma, Inc. and click search

4) Click select if you see the following option for STAY (School Tuition Association of Yuma Inc – Yuma, AZ)

5) Click Yes and Start Shopping

Thank you! 🙂

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