What Is An ESA?
Empowerment scholarship accounts are private bank accounts that parents use for education expenses. The State of Arizona deposits a portion of a child’s share of education funding into the account and parents can use that money to pay for school tuition, online classes, tutoring, books, and other expenses. Any leftover money can even be saved for college.
Who Can Apply?
- Students with special needs (children with an IEP or 504 plan);
- Students attending Arizona public schools or school districts that received a “D” on their state accountability report card or lower;
- Students whose parents are active duty members of the U.S. military;
- Students who have been adopted from the state’s foster care system or who are placed with a family and have a case plan of adoption.
- Students entering kindergarten who meet one or more of the following criteria: attending a failing school, have a special need, are from an active military family, or adopted out of foster care
- All students applying to the program for the first time must have attended a public school for at least 100 days in the prior school year (any child of a member of the military that was killed in the line of duty is exempt from this provision).
- Preschool children with special needs (children with an IEP or 504 plan);
- Siblings of any student using an education savings account
How Do I Apply?
Applications are being accepted by the Arizona Department of Education until April 1, 2014.
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