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ESA: Current Scholarship Families

Forms and Resources

Approved Providers

The Education Savings Account (ESA) and Disabilities Grant (DGrants) programs have reviewed the credentials of the following providers solely for the purposes of determining whether the practitioner holds a license that meets the requirements of the ESA and DGrants programs.

Misuse of Funds Policy

North Carolina Personal Education Savings Account Program Misuse of State Funds Policy 

Provider Registration

If the providers you use are not already registered with NCSEAA, there is a two-step process they will need to complete to become an approved provider. This process is not for schools, but for providers of tutoring or teaching services and educational therapies. This process is not for registering products.

Qualified Expenses

The Education Savings Account (ESA) program may reimburse families for qualified expenses related to educating a child with disabilities. Download the complete list of qualified expenses .

Receipts

Make sure your receipts and invoices for expenses meet the program requirements.  

Renew Eligibility (required for current scholarship families)

Your student’s eligibility must be documented every three years for them to remain in the Disabilities Grant or Educational Savings Account program.

School Choice Deadlines

A list of deadlines to ensure timely payment to schools and to avoid award cancellation.

School Transfers

A student’s award can be transferred to another school up to two times per semester. The amount that can be sent to the new school depends on the number of weeks the student attended the previous school. Follow these directions to transfer your student to a different school.

Taxes

Learn how participation in the Disabilities Grant or Education Savings Account program may affect your taxes .

Technology Purchases

Parents are encouraged to seek a professional assessment of the child’s needs before making a purchase of educational technology. Download the DGrants and ESA Educational Technology Guidelines .


COVID-19 Recovery Act

Students who received an award for fall semester 2020 as a result of the 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act will not receive renewal priority but may be eligible for an award in 2021-22. The parents must apply via the new student application and meet new student eligibility requirements.