Note: School Tuition Organization cannot award, restrict, or reserve scholarships solely based on a donor’s recommendation.

Taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer’s own dependent.


Thank you for your participation in the CTSO Referral Plan. This program will provide additional funds for families who may receive scholarships and for all families, a very useful tool for you to pursue tuition assistance from taxpayers who wish to benefit from Arizona’s Private Tuition dollar for dollar Tax Credits toward their state tax liability. 

If your student(s) have graduated, or if your children are no longer in any of our Catholic schools, please notify me and you will be removed from this email list. 

For school year 2021-2022 Referral Plan participants who have NOT completed a FAIR, Inc. application for a regular CTSO scholarship, must return the following forms to me directly, preferably by email: 

Request for Referral Plan Funds and an Income Verification Form.

To have funds sent to your school in July 2021, please return these forms to me by June 21, 2021. You need complete and submit these forms to me only once during the school year. We expect to pay Referral Plan funds to schools on a regular basis throughout the school year. 

The final date for you to return these forms for payment to your school in 2021-2022, is April 30, 2022. 

Thank you again for taking the initiative to provide tax payers with a benefit from Arizona’s tax credit program and to help your family with critical tuition assistance to have your children experience a quality, accessible and affordable education. 

Many blessings to you and to your family for continued good health and safety. 

Viviana Ortiz, Scholarship Manager 


Telephone: 520-838-2534 

Currently CTSO’s scholarships meet only 50% of the verified financial need as determined by a third-party evaluator. Participation in the CTSO Referral Plan can increase that percentage.

Purpose of the CTSO Referral Plan:

  • To increase contributions to help meet the scholarship recipient needs
  • To increase the current percentage of funding available for families


  • School families need to register to participate in the Referral Plan and to obtain their Referral Plan Number. Register once only and use this same Referral Plan Number each year.
  • Contact as many potential tax payers/contributors as possible, especially those who may have a state tax liability-friends, family, co-workers, neighbors.
  • Give the potential tax payer/contributor your Referral Plan Number to give to CTSO when they make their dollar for dollar tax credit donation.
  • Your unique Referral Plan Number will help CTSO track the funds received through the Referral Plan.
  • Referral Funds will be added to the overall funds available for each school and help increase the percentage of the financial need addressed by CTSO for the verified need.

For any questions, on the Referral Plan, please email Viviana Ortiz at or contact the CTSO office at (520) 838-2534


The more referrals, the greater the need CTSO can address.

The percentage of funding depends on the amount available and the number of applicants applying.

More Funds Available = Bigger % of Funding

Not registered yet?
If you registered previously but can’t remember your RP#, need to add or change schools, or need to update profile information, please call 520-838-2534 and we will look it up for you. Please do not create another profile.