Families & Students

We are excited that you are either a participating family or are interested in gathering more information about participating in the ESA Program. We have listed resources below that will help you on your journey to choosing the best educational option for your child. If you have questions or would like to speak to an ESA Specialist, you can email ESA.Questions@tn.gov for general questions, ESA.Applications@tn.gov for questions concerning applications, or call our helpline at 615-741-9360. Your call will be answered within 1-2 business days.

Resources for Families

ESA 2023-24 Family Handbook: A guide to the ESA Program for Families

Parent Webinar- (Coming Soon)

Pre-Approval Webinar

ESA FAQ for Participating Families

ESA Appeals Guidance

ESA Appeals Form

ESA Approved Schools


What is the difference between an ESA and an IEA?

An Individual Education Account (IEA) can be used if the student has a qualifying disability in the student’s IEP. Families can use the IEA scholarship to attend participating non-public schools. The amount of the scholarship depends on the school district’s per pupil amount in which the student resides. The IEA has no income restrictions. For more information on the IEA program, click here.

“I’m very pleased and thankful for this blessing. It is not easy being a single parent, but we have been very blessed. Everything was smooth.”

-Memphis mother of a kindergarten ESA Student