Education Savings Accounts

Education Savings Accounts (ESAs)
Eligible students can use their ESA to cover the listed tuition at Beckman Catholic.

What is the ESA?
The Students First Act makes state funding available to support the success of every K-12 student in Iowa.  The bill establishes a framework and funding for education savings accounts, which may be used by eligible families to cover tuition, fees, and other qualified education expenses at accredited private schools in Iowa.
Parents who choose to enroll their eligible children in an accredited private school will receive an amount equal to the per pupil funding allocated to public school districts for the same budget school year ($7,826 for the 2024-2025 school year).  Funds will be deposited into an education savings account (ESA) to be used for tuition, fees, and other qualified expenses.

Application Period
The application period for the 2024-25 school year will be from April 16, 2024 to June 30, 2024.  Families are encouraged to wait until their state income tax is filed before applying.  If you apply without a completed return, finding out if you qualify will take longer.

Who is Eligible?
2024-2025 School Year Eligibility
- All entering kindergarten students
-All families who qualified for an ESA in 2023-24
-All students currently enrolled in a public school or homeschool
-A student enrolled in an accredited non-public school with a household income at or below 400% of 2024 Federal Poverty Guidelines ($124,800 for a family of four)

2025-2026 School Year Eligibility
-All K-12 students in Iowa regardless of income

New Applicants
First time applicants will be directed to sign up through Odyssey with an email and password.  After confirming your email, you will sign in to the Odyssey portal to begin your application. 

Returning Applicants
Returning applicants will log in to their existing Odyssey account to submit the 2024-25 application. 

Additional ESA information is available on the Department of Education website.

If you still have questions or would like more information on our school:
Fill out an Inquiry Form or email Lauren Anstoetter, Recruitment Coordinator at [email protected]

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