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Interested in ESA+


How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Education Student Accounts (ESA+) program for students with disabilities.

Step 1: Review the full program requirements

Step 2: Set up a MyPortal Account

Step3: Apply on MyPortal

Important Dates

The application opens February 1, 2023 and first-consideration applications are due by March 1, 2023. The application may remain open after March 1, subject to the availability of funds.

Important Documents

As part of the application process, you will be asked to verify that the student has a disability. First-time applicants must submit a current Eligibility Determination from the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), issued by a North Carolina public school.

If you have questions about the Eligibility Determination form, please see Documentation of a Disability or contact the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) at 1-800-962-6817 or

Video: Getting Started with MyPortal

Questions About the Application Process?

1-855-330-3955 (K12 Program staff toll-free)

1-855-763-5333 (Login Help toll-free)


Did you Know?

Private schools do not have to provide the same special education services as public schools. Parents are encouraged to select a nonpublic school carefully and find out what the school could provide to meet their child’s educational needs.