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.
EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNTS (ESAs)
Iowa students may be eligible to receive $7,635/year to cover expenses for private education options. Check out our ESA page for info on eligibility and other details. Application period now open until June 30th for the 2023-24 school year! Apply Now >
Webinar Training available for those interested in ESA application/approval process!
Visit the Iowa Department of Education ESA page to signup for a webinar that will provide an overview of the Students First Education Savings Account (ESA) application platform and process, including eligibility criteria, required documentation and the verification and approval process. The webinars will be approximately one hour long.
Attention School Administrators
Are you a private or faith-based school adminstrater needing help with promoting ESAs in your school community? We created an ESA toolkit to help you inform and engage parents, students, and educators about the benefits of ESAs in Iowa. Contact Iowa ACE to gain access to the ESA ToolKit located under Resources. ESA Toolkit >
529 Savings Accounts may be used to pay K-12 tuition
Iowa taxpayers who contribute to 529s may deduct up to $3,785 per beneficiary account for tax year 2023. Click 529 Plan Information Updated 1.18.23 for details on contributions and using 529 funds for education expenses.
Iowa taxpayers may also deduct up to $3,522 in contributions from their adjusted gross income for 2022 up to the tax deadline of May 1, 2023. Always consult your tax adviser with any questions.