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ESA+ Scholarship Families


Congratulations on being selected to receive an Education Student Accounts (ESA+) award!

North Carolina’s ESA+ program is available to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

To begin managing your student’s scholarship, you will need to log into your MyPortal account.

Getting Started


MyPortal is your one-stop source for managing your student’s ESA+ award..

The purpose of the MyPortal Guide for Parents is to provide step-by-step instructions to guide parents through important steps of the award process, including how to:

  • create an account
  • complete an application
  • check a student’s eligibility status
  • check/complete required tasks
  • select/change your active school
  • upload documents
  • review notifications
  • update your email address


Accept or Decline Your Award

You will have three weeks to accept or decline the award in MyPortal. For assistance on how to accept or decline an award see the short video provided below. The slide tutorial “After an Award: What are the next steps?” contains instructions on how to respond to an award offer and choose a school.


Video: How to Accept an Award

Slide Tutorial:

After an Award: What are the next steps?


Beginning in late January, students who used scholarship funding the previous Fall 2023 semester will receive an offer to renew their scholarship for the 2024-2025 school year.

If your student will receive scholarship funding for the Spring 2024 semester only, then you will receive an offer to renew your student’s scholarship later in the semester.

Families will have until July 1st to respond to their renewal award offer. Be sure to check your notifications in MyPortal weekly and respond to required tasks by the deadline.



Newsletter archive


Program Eligibility Requirements

4 Year Olds: Eligibility

Documentation of a Disability

How to Transfer Schools

ESA+ Statutes, Program Rules, and Data

Tax Implications


Using ESA+ Funds

Allowable Expenses

Search for a Provider

Register a Provider

Payment Process


Choosing a School

School Choice Options for ESA+




Continuing Eligibility Form

Student Withdrawal Form




Additional Questions?

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

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