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Education Savings Accounts (ESA's)

On January 24, 2023, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the Students First Act into law. This law creates Educational Savings Accounts (ESAs) for eligible K-12 students attending an accredited non-public school. This includes CICS! 


Eligibility for the ESA's is being rolled out over a 3-year period, which began in the 2023-2024 school year. It provides $7,598 for each qualifying student. Eligibility for ESAs for the 2024-2025 school year are as follows:

  • A student that was approved and used an ESA in the 2023-24 school year

  • A student entering kindergarten at an Iowa accredited nonpublic school

  • A student that attended an Iowa public school in the prior year

  • A student enrolled in an accredited nonpublic school with a household income at or below 400% of the 2024 Federal Poverty Guidelines, $124,800 for a family of four

Source: Students First Education Savings Account | Iowa Department of Education


In the 2025-2026 school year, ALL CICS STUDENTS will qualify. Please visit the Iowa Department of Education's Students First Savings Account webpage for updates.


The application window for the 2024-25 school year is open from 8:00 a.m. on April 16, 2024 through 11:59 p.m. June 30, 2024. Apply here.

Legacy of Grace STO

Legacy of Grace School Tuition Organization (LOGSTO) is an option for those who do not yet qualify for an ESA, Legacy of Grace STO (School Tuition Organization).


Legacy of Grace School Tuition Organization (LOGSTO) is a charitable organization representing 7 accredited Christian schools that receive voluntary cash contributions from Iowa taxpayers and allocates those funds for tuition grants to member schools’ children, who in turn use those grants to attend one of the accredited Christian schools represented by LOGSTO.

To find out more information about the Legacy of Grace STO or to donate, call the office or visit Legacy of Grace STO

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