Yes, new applicants can apply for the 2024-2025 school year, even if you filed tax extension in 2023, however your child cannot be awarded until we receive the completed 2023 tax return. Below are the steps for applying when filing for a tax extension.
1. Your application must be submitted by the deadline (April 15th, 2024, at 11:59pm) and include an uploaded copy of your 2023 tax extension letter from the IRS.
2. Once your 2023 tax return is completed, upload pages 1-2 of the 1040 to the application on any date after April 15th.
3. Important note: ACE’s first round of awards will go to applications that are fully complete and qualified as of the April 15th deadline based off either a tax-return or federal financial assistance. Should there be funds remaining, ACE will review applications that have since been verified to include the 2023 tax return on a rolling basis, as funds allow. As scholarships are dependent on funding available and number of applications received, there is a likelihood that all awards may be expended during the first round of awards, and that we may be unable to award applications that were verified with a tax-return after the April 15th deadline.