IEA Student Application & Renewal

Before Applying

Before completing the IEA Student Application, parents/guardians/conservators should read the following:

2017–18 Student Applications


Applications for students to participate in the IEA Program for the 2017-18 school year are now closed; the due date was April 3, 2017. To sign-up to receive updates for the IEA Program, including notice of when the applications launch for the 2018-19 school year, you can subscribe to receive the monthly email newsletter, the IEA Update.


Locating Your Student’s State ID

The student’s state ID can be found on the front page of his or her IEP.

The student state id number is located on the left side of the first page of the IEP. It will be a seven to nine digits.

Next Steps After Application is Submitted:

Upon reviewing the application, the department will determine whether the student is eligible to receive an IEA and will notify the applicant as to whether the application was approved or denied.

If the application is approved, the applicant must:

  1. In the IEA Portal, complete and submit to the department the IEA Contract along with all required supporting documentation, including the Assurances Form, IEA Debit Card Account Transactional Consent Form, and FERPA Waiver. The completed Account Holder Contract must be received by the department by July 21 at 3 p.m. CDT.
  2. Inform the school district in which the student resides, and the school district the student is currently enrolled in, if applicable, that the student will be enrolling in the IEA Program. This must be done before Aug. 1 in order for the department to disburse the first IEA payment. Parents/guardians should contact the IEA liaison for their school district listed on the IEA webpage. The department recommends that applicants notify school districts as soon as the application is approved, and retain a written copy of the notice.

Renewing Your IEA

In order for the student to continue in the IEA Program for the following school year, the account holder must submit a renewal application and a complete contract, including all supporting documentation (e.g., the Parent Assurances Form and FERPA Waiver). If the renewal application and/or the completed contract is not received by the deadline listed on the “Key Dates” page, the student will not be enrolled in the IEA Program for the school year. The renewal application and contract must be submitted through the portal.