Education Savings Accounts

Educational Savings Accounts (ESAs) can be used for Kindergarten through 8th Grade at Heritage Christian School.

The Students First Education Savings Account (ESA) program is now accepting applications!

After clicking the Apply Now button, parents/guardians will first be directed to sign up with an email and password. Once they have registered, the parent/guardian will receive an email from Odyssey asking them to confirm their email address. After registration is confirmed, the parent/guardian can sign in to the Odyssey platform to begin their application.

Applications are available in English and Spanish and will be accepted until Friday, June 30, at 11:59 p.m.

Technical support is available from Odyssey representatives by phone at 515-368-9564 or email at help.ia@withodyssey.com or via the chat feature in the application.

– Iowa Department of Education

Learn more about ESAs HERE.

ESAs will be available based on the following eligibility:

Year 1: School Year 2023-24

  • All entering kindergarten students
  • All students enrolled in a public school
  • A student enrolled in a private school with a household income at or below 300% of the 2023 Federal Poverty Guidelines, $90,000 for a family of four
Year 2: School Year 2024-25

  • All entering kindergarten students
  • All students enrolled in a public school
  • A student enrolled in a private school with a household income at or below 400% of the 2024 Federal Poverty Guidelines that will be updated January 2024
Year 3: School Year 2025-26

  • All K-12 students in Iowa regardless of income
Income Eligibility

Family income and household size is determined using your 2022 Federal 1040 Tax Return, Line 9

  • All New Students (K-8)     No Income Limitation
  • Current Family Size of 2    $59,160
  • Current Family Size of 3    $74,580
  • Current Family Size of 4    $90,000
  • Current Family Size of 5    $105,420
  • Current Family Size of 6    $120,840
  • Current Family Size of 7    $136,260
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