Welcome to ESA

The Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program is an account administered by The Arizona Department of Education that is funded by state tax dollars to provide educational options for qualified Arizona students. By opting out of the public school system, parents can seek a range of alternative educational services, such as private school or home-based education, to tailor an individualized educational plan that is best for their child.  The ESA program is not affiliated with any services, providers, vendors or websites, please ensure you are referring to our website and documents for program direction.

Quarter 2 expense reports are due December 20, 2018, you can submit any time before then.

Applications are currently being accepted until March 1, 2019 to receive quarter 4 funding (April to June 2019).

Communication from the Director 11-19-2018

Please see the ESA calendar page for applications and quarterly funding deadlines: ESA Calendar

ESA Application Timeline


New and Prospective Applicants:

Current ESA Recipients:

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