Empowerment Scholarship Account | Deadline for AZDOE ESA Q4 Funds on February 1

Nov 2, 2021 | Mesa North

What are Empowerment Scholarship Accounts

The Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program from the Arizona Department of Education gives eligible parents public funding to pursue flexible options for customizing their children's education. Intended to expand educational opportunity outside of the public school system, it provides public funding for a wide range of personalized education expenses, including private school tuition, tutoring services, textbooks and more.

Apply here: https://esa.azed.gov/Account


Upcoming Deadlines for Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA) 

2021-2022 School Year - Please keep in mind that the 2021-2022 school year starts July 1st, 2021

Quarter Quarter Dates Application Deadline Contract Deadline Funding Dates
Q1 July 1 - September 30  May 1 September 30 July 1 - September 30 
Q2 October 1 - December 31  August 1 December 31 October 1 - December 31 
Q3 January 1 - March 31 November 1 March 31 January 1 - March 31
Q4 April 1 - June 30 February 1 June 30 April 1 - June 30

ESA Application processing time is 45 days.


Who Qualifies for Empowerment Scholarship Accounts

  • Preschool students with special needs

  • K-12 students with special needs

  • Children of active-duty military parent

  • Children of a military parent killed in the line of duty

  • Children of parent who is legally blind, deaf or hard of hearing

  • Students attending a D or F rated school

  • Students residing within a Native American Reservation

  • Siblings of current or previous ESA recipient

  • Student who was a ward of the court

  • Previous ESA recipients

Learn more about eligibility requirements.


How to Use ESA Funds

Students who receive funding will be able to have qualifying academic services funded through ClassWallet, the banking system for ESA.

Mathnasium is an Approved Vendor of ESA funds through ClassWallet and has worked with dozens of ESA students. Students can use their funds to receive customized curriculum, one-on-one math tutoring and homework help from Mathnasium's expert instructors. These services are available face-to-face in our neighborhood math learning centers, or online through Mathnasium@home

Contact Mathnasium today to schedule a New Student Assessment and our Center Director will help you with funding your student's program through ClassWallet.