NC Education Savings Account

Education Savings Account (ESA)

What is the Education Savings Account? 

The Education Savings Account (ESA) is a program for eligible students with disabilities in Kindergarten through 12th grade to provide an option for parents to pay tuition, fees, and some other expenses at a participating nonpublic school or homeschool. 

The 2020-2021 new student application for the ESA Program opens February 1, 2020. The priority deadline is March 1, 2020. The application will close April 1, 2020. 

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Note: Children who are placed in a nonpublic school by their parents do not have a right to receive all of the special education and related services that they would receive if enrolled in the public schools. Likewise, a private school does not have a legal obligation to provide special education and related services to students with disabilities. Parents are encouraged to select a nonpublic school carefully and to establish a plan prior to enrollment which meets their child’s educational needs.