Apogee is our nonprofit partner providing processing and resources for tax program participants.
Fugees Academy is partnering with Apogee Scholarship Fund, a state approved Student Scholarship Organization (SSO), to help the Fugees Academy community take advantage of the Tax Credit. When you pre-apply for your redirection and make your Tax Credit payment, you will do so through Apogee. Since you give to Fugees Academy though Apogee, your donation is also a charitable contribution deduction on your federal tax return.
The Apogee Scholarship Fund website is also a useful resource for participation. Visit https://www.apogee123.org for more information.
Why Give to Fugees Academy?
Every student at Fugees Academy is a refugee. They come from over 35 different countries having escaped their home country because of war or violent persecution. All Fugees students live below the poverty line.
Fugees Academy is also the only 100% tuition-free private school in Georgia and is accredited by Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
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In 2014, the annual cap of $58M was reached in the third week of January and the funds will be reserved even earlier this year. When you pre-apply, your paperwork is put in a line that will be processed at the beginning of 2014. The money is allotted on a first-come-first-served basis and many private schools compete for it - so get in line early.
You will be approved by the State Tax Office approximately 20 days after January 1. As long as the cap has not been reached, you will be approved.
60 Days After Approval
You have 60 days after you are approved to make your payment in full. If you do not make your payment, money allotted for the Tax Credit, and the scholarships it funds, is gone - it is not recycled back into the program.
You will receive email notifications when you are approved. Do make your payment you can either:
Pay by Check
Make payable to
Apogee Scholarship Fund
3330 Cumberland Blvd, Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30339
*Please put Fugees Academy in the ‘memo’ field.
Pay by Credit Card
Visit www.apogee123.org and click on homepage. Or follow the link on your approval email that Apogee will send you. When you file your taxes for 2015 you can use this tax credit against the amount that you owe.