Education Saving Account (ESA) Program

About the ESA Program

In spring 2019, the Tennessee General Assembly passed and signed Public Chapter 506. This law creates the Tennessee Education Savings Account (ESA) program. The ESA program allows eligible students who are zoned to attend

  • a Shelby County district school
  • a Metro Nashville public school
  • or a school that was in the Achievement School District (ASD)

to use state and local money toward education expenses, including tuition and/or fees at approved private schools.

ESA Program Overview for Families

Watch the ESA Program Overview for Families Video for more information.

Student Application Now Available

Interested students will need to fill in the ESA Application at

For any inquiries, please contact us at:

Frequently Asked Questions for Participating Families

Click on the PDF file to view or download FAQ document about the ESA Program from the Tennessee Department of Education