RENEWAL CONTRACT UPDATE: Renewal contracts are now being sent out. Due to the large number of contracts being sent and returned, there might be a delay after the initial email is received. Please allow 24 hours to receive your contract.
FY22 Quarter 4 Funding using the FY23 Application
Effective May 16, 2022 – June 30, 2022
Account holders who submit a complete school year 2022-2023 application and sign and return the contract on or before June 30, 2022 will be able to opt-in for Q4 funding. These account holders whose student's are otherwise eligible, will be sent a school year 2021-2022 Quarter 4 contract addendum on July 1, 2022 to sign and return.
In the addendum, among other statutory requirements the account holder will be required to attest that the student has been disenrolled from public school (ARS 15-2402(B)(2)), and that the student did not receive an STO Tax Credit Scholarship in FY 2022, Q4 (ARS 15-2402(B)(3)) for the student to be eligible for the Quarter 4 funding.
The Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program from the Arizona Department of Education gives eligible parents public funding to pursue flexible options for customizing their children's education.
Intended to expand educational opportunity outside of the public school system, it provides public funding for a wide range of personalized education expenses, including private school tuition, tutoring services, textbooks and more.
- ESA is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year!
- The 2021-2022 ESA Application is now closed.
- Current ESA students do not need to reapply each year to continue in the program. Renewal contracts are scheduled to be sent automatically via email on May 23rd. Make sure to electronically sign and return!
- If you aren't receiving our weekly email update, email [email protected] and we'll make sure you are added to the list!
New to ESA?
In addition to our ESA Parent Handbook, the ESA Parent Guide is a great place to start!
More events coming soon! In the meantime, recent videos are available below.
The Benefits of an ESA
- Empowers you to customize your child’s education
- Provides public funding for personalized learning
- Covers a wide range of education expenses
- Easy application process
- Students with special needs may start as early as Pre-K
Who Qualifies for an ESA?
- Preschool students with special needs
- K-12 students with special needs
- Children of active-duty military parent
- Children of a military parent killed in the line of duty
- Children of parent who is legally blind, deaf or hard of hearing
- Students attending a D or F rated school
- Students residing within a Native American Reservation
- Siblings of current or previous ESA recipient
- Student who was a ward of the court
- Previous ESA recipients
Learn more about eligibility requirements
How to Use your ESA Funds
ClassWallet is the financial management system for the ESA program. You can make tuition payments, purchase other educational items and more, all directly through ClassWallet. Learn more about ClassWallet