The Oklahoma Legislature intends for parents, legal guardians, custodians, and others with legal authority over children in this state to be able to choose educational services that meet the needs of their children. The Legislature affirms that parents and legal guardians are best suited to make choices to help children in this state reach their full potential and achieve a brighter future.
The Tax Credit is based on the Oklahoma Adjusted Gross Income of the Household as filed in the Calendar Year 2022 for the Tax Year 2021. Your Adjusted Gross Income can be found on Line 7 of your 2021 Oklahoma Tax Return.
The Tax Credit per child within the household is as follows:
Tax Credit Amount Adjusted Gross Income
$7,500 $0 - $75,000
$7,000 $75,001 - $150,000
$6,500 $150,001 - $225,000
$6,000 $225,001 - $250,000
$5,000 $250,001 and up
There are two methods to receive the Tax Credit.
The first method is to apply for the Tax Credit upfront with the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Forms will be made available soon by the Tax Commission for this purpose. This method is for parents who cannot pay tuition and fees upfront. If approved by the Tax Commission, your Tax Credit will be sent to Good Shepherd in two separate installments.
Good Shepherd will assist you with all required paperwork when made available by the Oklahoma Tax Commission.
The second method is for parents who can pay tuition and fee expenses monthly. It requires parents to pay the tuition themselves and then claim the Tax Credit when they file their next Oklahoma Tax Return.
The Good Shepherd Lutheran School has a student body size of approximately 130 students, providing a close-knit environment where students can develop strong relationships with their peers and teachers.
The maximum class size at The Good Shepherd Lutheran School is about 16 students, allowing for a more personalized learning experience and more significant opportunities for class participation and discussion.
At The Good Shepherd Lutheran School, we believe in a Christ-centered approach to education that emphasizes academic excellence, character development, and community engagement. Our curriculum is designed to challenge and inspire students to develop their full potential.
Currently, no system exists to apply for the Tax Credit. The legislation requires the Oklahoma Tax Commission to produce the forms and a method to apply for the Tax Credit. We will keep you informed when information becomes available. We at Good Shepherd will assist you in preparing the forms and required attachments.
Qualified expenses for the Tax Credit include tuition and fees at Good Shepherd.
Our Tuition Includes the following:
Our Fees Include the following:
The biological or adoptive parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, legal guardian, custodian, or other person with legal authority to act on behalf of an eligible child.
The Tax Credit is per child within the family unit. So, a family with three school-age children with an income of $75,000 or less will receive a tax credit of $22,500.00.
If your Oklahoma Adjusted Gross Income for your household is $75,000 or less and you qualify for the Tax Credit upfront, you will have no out-of-pocket expenses to attend Good Shepherd.
If you do not qualify for the credit upfront, you will be responsible for paying the Tuition and Fees throughout the school year, and at the end of each calendar year, you will be provided a receipt for the tuition and fees paid so the credit can be claimed when filing your Oklahoma Income Tax Form.
The 2021 Oklahoma Tax Return filed in 2022 will be used to determine the Tax Credit, NOT the 2022 Oklahoma Tax Return filed this year.
Your son’s 2021 Oklahoma tax returns will be used to determine the Tax Credit amount.
The Tax Credit is based upon the 2021 Oklahoma Adjusted Gross Income of the custodial parent(s) or guardian(s). So, in this case, the Tax Credit will be based on your 2021 Oklahoma Adjusted Income.
It depends on your family unit. If you are a single parent and file your state taxes as a single person, the Tax Credit will be based only on your income. If two parents are in the family unit and file their Oklahoma taxes together, then the Tax Credit will be based on their incomes.
Yes, once the Oklahoma Tax Commission develops the process and the required forms, we will assist you every step of the way in completing the process.
Current Good Shepherd students have enrollment priority until 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
Beginning Thursday, May 25, 2023, we will start accepting applications from new students.
If you want your child to attend Good Shepherd, please submit the form below now, and on Thursday, May 25th, we will begin contacting parents in order of receipt of the submitted form.
Since we pride ourselves on smaller classroom sizes, classes will fill quickly. If a class does fill up, we will notify you and give you the option to be placed on a waiting list.
The New Tax Credit will Pay
Tuition and Fees
in Most Cases