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.  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.

News and Updates

  • The ESA Phone line is open from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays.
  • icon Important Starting October 1st, 2019 (Quarter 2), ESA no longer accepts:
  • We appreciate your patience as we diligently work through the high volume of calls, e-mails, and applications.
  • Read Superintendent Hoffman’s Open Letter to Parents sent on July 25, 2019.
  • If an application for ESA is determined to be incomplete (missing required documentation and/or information), it will be denied.
    • If you are ever unsure of what documents are required, or will be accepted, always call ESA 602-364-1969 (or e-mail [email protected]).
    • If an application is denied, you can always reapply.

About ESA and Applying for ESA:


Current ESA Recipients:

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