The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) expands school choice in North Carolina through scholarship grants for eligible children in kindergarten through 12th grade. This program provides funding for $6,492 toward LifeSpring's tuition per year for eligible children who choose to attend an approved participating private school and LSA is excited to be a participating school. This program serves to assist families who up until now may not have considered a private Christian education as an option. Families interested in the Opportunity Scholarship administered by the State Education Assistance Authority will need to complete an online application with NCSEAA.
Please note that you will also need to apply for admissions with LifeSpring Academy.
Eligibility for ESA+ and Opportunity Scholarship
The next application cycle (for the 2023-2024 school year) will open February 1, 2023. The Priority Deadline to apply will be March 1, 2023.
The Special Education Scholarship Grant for Children with Disabilities Program was created by the North Carolina General Assembly to help parents pay qualified expenses for children with disabilities who wish to attend private nonpublic schools. LifeSpring Academy is excited to be an eligible school for the ESA+.
The North Carolina public school system determines who is a “child with a disability” for the ESA+. The ESA+ Grant was created by the North Carolina General Assembly to help parents pay qualified expenses for children with disabilities who attend school in an eligible private school. The ESA+ Program is for children who are just starting school, or who are currently attending a public school and change to an eligible school.
The ESA+ application for the 2023-2024 school year will open on February 1, 2024.