Welcome to Iowa ACE
Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education (Iowa ACE) is the voice for school choice in the state of Iowa. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to expanding school choice options in Iowa. Our mission is to promote educational choice for the benefit of Iowa’s children, so that all children and parents in Iowa can access and afford their school of choice.
LEGISLATIVE SESSION ENDS WITH SUCCESS: Late on May 19 the Iowa legislature passed – and Governor Reynolds signed into law – legislation increasing the School Tuition Organization tax credit cap to $20 million for 2022 and beyond, and the percentage credit for donors to 75% this year. The bill also increases the Tuition and Textbook Tax Credit to a maximum $500 per child and allows homeschool parents to claim the credit. These changes, along with new laws expanding public school choice, will give Iowa parents access to a wealth of options they never had before when it comes to educating their children.
SEE full 2021 Iowa Legislative Update HERE
JANUARY 2021 BRAUN RESEARCH SURVEY OF IOWANS SHOWS MAJORITY SUPPORT ESAs and STO – Visit our Resources Page for details, Survey Brief and supporting documentation.
- When provided with a definition of Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), 67% of Iowans polled are in favor of ESAs
- 77% of current school parents are in favor of universal ESAs
- Iowans severely underestimate how much is spent per student in public schools.
529 Savings Accounts may be used to pay K-12 tuition. Click 529 Plan Information Updated 1.14.21 for details. Make sure you contact your tax adviser before making payments or setting up/contributing to a 529 plan.