Families & Students
We are excited that you are either a participating family or are interested in gathering more information about participating in the ESA Program. We have listed resources below that will help you on your journey to choosing the best educational option for your child. If you have questions or would like to speak to an ESA Specialist, you can email ESA.Questions@tn.gov for general questions, ESA.Applications@tn.gov for questions concerning applications, or call our helpline at 615-741-9360. Your call will be answered within 1-2 business days.
Participating ESA Schools
A list of approved, participating schools where families may spend the ESA on tuition, textbooks, uniforms, and other approved educational expenses.
Resources for Families
Tennessee Education Savings Account (ESA) Pre-Approval Process
It is time for all ESA Account Holders to begin the pre-approval process for expenses. All ESA expenses must be pre-approved. The instructions below outline this process:
Step one: The ESA team must receive enrollment verification from the school that includes school fees. This verification should be emailed to ESA.Questions@tn.gov.
Step two: The ESA team will email the account holder a link to the ESA contract. The account holder must sign the contract and submit it online.
Step three: The ESA team will email the account holder a link to the expense pre-approval form that the account holder must complete and submit online. The email will also include the ESA amount and any roll-over funds from the previous year.
Step four: The ESA team will review all expense pre-approval forms. Once approved, the account holder will receive a final approval email.
For more information, watch this webinar on the pre-approval process.
ESA TVAAS Composite Scores
In accordance with Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-6-2606, the Tennessee Education Savings Account (ESA) Program shall make the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) composite score of each participating school publicly available on the department's website, in compliance with state and federal student privacy laws, including the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the state Data Accessibility, Transparency and Accountability Act. The TVAAS report enables parents to select data of interest, assess trends over time, and compare results.
Click here to review the scores for your school.