Georgia Student Scholarship Organization (GaSSO)

The GaSSO Scholarship Program allows us to help more Students with Special Needs


Our purpose is to facilitate the GaSSO Scholarship Program to provide educational opportunities that allow Georgia children a school choice learning experience.


Georgia Student Scholarship Organization, Inc. (GaSSO) is one of the original and largest non-profit SSOs in the State of Georgia. GaSSO allows taxpayers to redirect a portion of their state taxes to help improve private school education.

Since 2008, GaSSO is proud to have partnered with over 100+ Georgia private schools and have provided more than $55 million dollars in tuition scholarships supporting preK-12th grade.

GaSSO’s objective is to provide the State of Georgia taxpayer’s and accredited private schools with a simple, easy way to contribute and process funding to their preferred educational institutions.

GaSSO is based in Cumming, GA and is audited every year and governed by an independent Board of Directors.

GaSSO Scholarship Process Details

Complete the GaSSO pledge form. GaSSO will then submit your pledge to the GA Dept. of Revenue for approval.
Create your GaSSO Account to update and manage their personal information, track submission, approval status, funding amounts and scholarship awards. Do not delay or you could miss out!

DOR Approval
When your pledge is approved, you can expect an approval letter from the GA DOR and an email notification from GaSSO with your approved donation amount, your letter ID, and your Certificate number.

You have 60 days to donate from the date of your approval letter or email notification.

Scholarship Application
Parents complete scholarship application for their child's school.

Tax Credit Receipt
Tax Receipts will be provided in January for the previous year's tax filing.

How to Contribute & Take Tax Credit


Complete the GaSSO Tax Credit Application today at (takes just 20 seconds!).


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


GaSSO and DOR notify you of approved tax credit amount and payment deadline within 30 days of DOR submission.

Make Payment

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

Take the credit

In May, GaSSO will send you a Form IT-QEE-SSO1 (tax receipt) for claiming the credit on your Georgia income tax return.

(Note: You will take the credit when you file for the current year's taxes in the following year.)

Tax Credit Limits

  • Single individual or head of household - up to $2,500
  • Married couple filing a joint return – up to $5,000
  • Married couple filing separate returns – up to $2,500
  • S Corporation, LLC, or partnership that elects to pay tax at the entity level – up to $25,000
  • Thank you for your support!

Donor Testimonies

“It was as quick and easy as shopping on Amazon!”
“It was easy, I don’t know why I ever procrastinated about it!”
“What a great program!”