Earn Tax Credit for Helping USF Students

Summer is here, and for many of us, vacations, pool parties and barbecues fill our time as we connect with friends and families. But even at the peak of summer, new and returning USF students have just 50 days to gear up for the start of the fall term. So, they’re occupied with books, dorms, class schedules, and paying for tuition.

It is worthy to note that 45 percent of the University of Saint Francis undergraduate students come from low-income or first-generation college households. For these, financial aid is critical. To make their college ambitions a reality, the university provides very high levels of institutional financial aid as compared with similar colleges and universities. Alumni donations provide much of this aid, affirming the belief of the entire University of Saint Francis community that a college education should not be just for the wealthy.

For our alumni who live in Indiana and itemize their taxes, a gift to USF carries added tax benefits. Indiana will give you a tax credit for gifts to USF, which might be as much as $200 depending on your filing status and total gift. Those who file a joint return and make a minimum of gift of $400 can get a $200 Indiana Tax Credit. Those who file a single return and make a minimum gift of $200 can get a $100 Indiana Tax Credit.

To take advantage of this opportunity, you must use the Indiana Department of Revenue Schedule CC-40 when filing your Indiana state income tax return. After clicking on the link, you will need to go to the last section on the page under “Other Individual Forms/Schedules” and choose the first option: CC-40 Indiana College Credit.

USF students need and deserve your support. Please help them achieve their educational dreams by mailing your gift to: University of Saint Francis, Annual Fund, 2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808. You may also make your gift online by visiting sf.edu/give. For more information about the Annual Fund or other giving opportunities, please contact Bill Slayton at 260-399-8033 or wslayton@sf.edu.