Tennessee Education Savings Account (ESA) Program

What is the ESA program?

The ESA program allows eligible students who are zoned to attend Memphis-Shelby County Schools, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Hamilton County Schools, or a school that was in the Achievement School District (ASD) on May 24, 2019, to use state and local money toward education expenses, including tuition and/or fees at approved non-public schools.


How to Apply

The Tennessee Education Savings Account (ESA) student application for the 2024-25 school year opens February 1, 2024. Click here for more information about the application process and eligibility guidelines.

ESA Announcements

ESA Family Office Hours are available on the following dates and mes:

Application Resources

Approved ESA Schools for 2023-24: A list of approved, participating schools where families may spend the ESA on tuition, textbooks, uniforms, and other approved educational expenses

ESA 2024-25 Family Handbook: A guide to the ESA Program for Families

Considering Nonpublic School Options: A guide for approved families to consider their school options for the ESA scholarship

Tennessee Education Savings Account (ESA) State Law and State Board of Education Rule

The Tennessee Education Savings Account Program (ESA) was established and guided by state law, Tenn. Code Ann. 49-6-2601 et al. and State Board of Education Rule 0520-01-16.

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