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The Students First Act was signed into law on Jan. 24, 2023, and its purpose was to make state funding available to support the success of every K-12 Iowa student. The bill sets up a system and provides money for education savings accounts. These accounts can be used by eligible families to help pay for things like tuition and fees at private schools in Iowa. It also gives more funding to public schools for students who live in their area but go to private schools.

The 2024-2025 Education Savings Account application for $7,826 is currently open through June 30, available to Iowa families only. 

If you're applying for the first time: Parents/Guardians will first be directed to sign up for an account at the link below through Odyssey with an email and password. Then, parents/guardians will receive a message from Odyssey asking them to confirm their email address. After the email is confirmed, the parent/guardian can sign in to the Odyssey portal to begin their application.

For returning applicants: Parents/Guardians with an existing Odyssey portal account will log in to the existing account to begin the application for the 2024-25 school year.

Applications are REQUIRED to be completed ANNUALLY to verify student eligibility through confirmation of Iowa residency. 

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