Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account
Arizona's Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) provides scholarship dollars to all Arizona families to help them pursue flexible options for their children's learning.
ESA amounts for students with special needs are determined by disability category.
What is an ESA?
ESA's are accounts funded by state tax dollars to provide options for the education of qualified students in Arizona. The ESA program allows parents of qualified students to utilize public monies to purchase educational services from private schools, education providers, and vendors.
Arizona's ESA allows families to fully customize their education as long as students are enrolled in the core subjects of reading, grammar, mathematics, social studies, and science. Families can choose courses from a variety of schools or simply enroll their child in a full-time private school.
Who is eligible?
All K–12 students in Arizona are eligible to receive an ESA, along with pre-K students with disabilities.