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What is the ESA program?

The ESA program allows eligible students to use state and local money toward education expenses, as well as tuition or fees at approved private schools. The ESA program will begin in the 2020-21 school year.

Due to litigation that has challenged the implementation of Education Savings Accounts in Tennessee, the program is currently enjoined and will not launch for the 2020-21 school year.  We hope to be successful on appeal in the legal challenges.  The department will continue to provide you with updates on court rulings and the program’s status for next school year.

 

Debido a litigación recusando el Programa de Cuentas de Ahorros Educativos (ESA) en Tennessee, el programa está encargado y no va a iniciar por el año escolar 2020-21.  Esperamos tener éxito en nuestra apelación legal. El Departamento de Educación va a comunicar información sobre decisiónes legales y el estado del programa por el próximo año escolar.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please be aware that there is a pending legal challenge to the ESA Program and the Davidson County Chancery Court has entered an order preventing the State from advancing the program.  While the order remains in effect, the Department may not take any further action on completed or pending applications.  In addition, the application link has been disabled as of May 7, 2020, and calls or e-mails regarding the ESA Program cannot be answered or returned.  The Department is seeking reversal of the Court’s order and hopes to succeed on appeal to allow the Program to start enrollment this school year. Updated information will be provided on this site when it becomes available.  In the meantime, applicants to the ESA Program should consider the possibility that they will need alternate plans for school enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.

Check your eligibility and start your application.

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What is the ESA program?

The ESA program allows eligible students to use state and local money toward education expenses, as well as tuition or fees at approved private schools. The ESA program will begin in the 2020-21 school year.

Due to litigation that has challenged the implementation of Education Savings Accounts in Tennessee, the program is currently enjoined and will not launch for the 2020-21 school year.  We hope to be successful on appeal in the legal challenges.  The department will continue to provide you with updates on court rulings and the program’s status for next school year.

 

Debido a litigación recusando el Programa de Cuentas de Ahorros Educativos (ESA) en Tennessee, el programa está encargado y no va a iniciar por el año escolar 2020-21.  Esperamos tener éxito en nuestra apelación legal. El Departamento de Educación va a comunicar información sobre decisiónes legales y el estado del programa por el próximo año escolar.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please be aware that there is a pending legal challenge to the ESA Program and the Davidson County Chancery Court has entered an order preventing the State from advancing the program.  While the order remains in effect, the Department may not take any further action on completed or pending applications.  In addition, the application link has been disabled as of May 7, 2020, and calls or e-mails regarding the ESA Program cannot be answered or returned.  The Department is seeking reversal of the Court’s order and hopes to succeed on appeal to allow the Program to start enrollment this school year. Updated information will be provided on this site when it becomes available.  In the meantime, applicants to the ESA Program should consider the possibility that they will need alternate plans for school enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.

Check your eligibility and start your application.

I Am a Family Member
I Am a Private School
I Am a Family Member
I Am a Private School
I Am a Family Member
I Am a Private School