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Individualized Education Account Program

The Individualized Education Account (IEA) Program is a school choice program for eligible students with disabilities. The program was created by the Individualized Education Act, adopted by the General Assembly in 2015. The first IEAs were awarded in January 2017. The IEA Program gives parents and students access to public education funds to use on certain types of approved educational expenses that best meet their own unique needs.

For more detailed information about the program, please review the IEA Account Holder Handbook and IEA Participating Private School Handbook.

For information about educational services and programs for students with special education needs, please visit the department’s Special Education webpage.

If you have questions related to the IEA Program, need accommodations to access IEA materials, or si habla español Y necesito una intérprete, please contact the IEA team at

Key Dates 2021-22

Key Dates for 2021-22

IEA Applications

“The 2021-22 New Student and Renewal student application windows are now closed. The next application windows for the 2022-23 school year are projected to open on February 15, 2022.” 

Participating Private School Application
(*Applications for schools are accepted year-round.)

Account Holder Training

View the IEA Account Holder Training PPT


IEA Team

(615) 253-3781