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IEA Student Application & Renewal

Before Applying

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

2019-20 New Student Applications are closed. Applications were due by 3 p.m. CT on April 15, 2019. No extensions can be given. Applications for the 2020-21 school year will open in 2020.

Next Steps After Application is Submitted:

The department will review applications within 30 days. 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:

a)     Read the 2019-20 IEA Parent Handbook before submitting the IEA Account Holder Contract. The handbook will be posted on the IEA Resources webpage in summer 2019, and announced through the IEA Update, which you can subscribe to receive.

b)     Submit to the department the IEA Account Holder Contract along with all required supporting documentation, including the Assurances Form, and FERPA Waiver, by following the instructions that the department will email to approved applicants in mid-July 2019. The completed IEA Account Holder Contract must be received by the department by 3 p.m. CT on July 26. Contracts not received by the department by this deadline will not be reviewed. If the department does not receive a complete contract by this deadline, the student will not be enrolled in the IEA Program for the 2019–20 school year.

c)      Before Aug. 1, inform the IEA school district liaison for 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 student to enroll in the IEA Program. Parents/guardians should contact the IEA liaison for their school district listed on the IEA web page. The department recommends that applicants notify school districts in writing (e.g., email), and retain a written copy of the notice. If the applicant does not notify the IEA school district liaison by Aug. 1, the student will not be enrolled in the IEA Program for the 2019-20 school year.

Complete renewal applications for students currently enrolled in the IEA Program for the Aug. 1, 2018–July 31, 2019 IEA term must be received by the department by 3 p.m. CT on June 3 to renew a student’s enrollment in the IEA Program for the 2019-20 school year (Aug. 1, 2019–July 31, 2020).

To renew the student’s IEA enrollment for the 2019-20 school year, account holders must complete the following three steps by the deadlines:

  1. Submit the 2019-20 Student IEA Renewal Application. Complete renewal applications for students currently enrolled in the IEA Program must be received by the department by 3 p.m. CT on June 1. The department will review applications within 30 days.
    • A new W9 form must be submitted with the renewal application. Complete the form with the account holder’s information by downloading the form posted on https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf and submitting it with the application.
  2. Read the 2019-20 IEA Parent Handbook before submitting the IEA Account Holder Contract. The handbook will be posted on the IEA Resources webpage in summer 2019, and announced through the IEA Account Holder Update.
  3. Submit the IEA Contract along with all required supporting documentation, including the Assurances Form and FERPA Waiver by following the instructions that the department will email to account holders in mid-July 2019. Complete contracts for students currently enrolled in the IEA Program must be received by the department by 3 p.m. CT on July 26.
  4. By Aug. 1, notify the IEA school district liaison for the district in which your student resides that the student will be enrolling in the IEA Program for the 2019–20 school year.

Applications and/or contracts not received by the department by the deadlines above will not be reviewed. If the department does not receive a complete renewal application and/or contract by the deadlines above, and/or if the account holder does not notify the IEA school district liaison by Aug. 1, the student will not be enrolled in the IEA Program for the 2019-20 school year, and the IEA account will be closed on Aug. 1, 2019. 

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.

Contacts


IEA Team

(615) 253-3781
IEA.Questions@tn.gov