Arkansas LEARNS Act

The Arkansas Department of Education has opened up registration for Educational Freedom Account (EFA) funding. The EFA, made possible through the Arkansas LEARNS Act legislation, may be used by eligible families to cover private school tuition, fees, uniforms and some other required expenses. EFAs provide funding up to 90% of the state’s prior year per-student funding amount, which was $6,672 during the 2022-23 school year.

Phase 1 — 2023-24 School Year

Eligibility requirements for 2023-24, the first year of the Educational Freedom Account, include:

If you believe your student is eligible based on these criteria to receive EFA funding, please click the link above. 

Applications for funding will be processed and reviewed as they are submitted until August 1. After August 1, applications will be processed and reviewed pending funding.

EFA Application required documents information can be found here.

EFA Family Handbook (PDF)

Phase 2 — 2024-25 School Year (APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN)

Eligibility requirements for the 2024-25 school year include:

The EFA Application process is now live for the 2024-25 school year. To apply, click the link above and then register for the website. We will communicate to our current families and families whose students have been accepted for the 2024-25 school year.

If you have questions, contact Chad Tappe at

LEARNS Act Communication to Families

As LEARNS EFAs are brand new to our state, we want to stay in regular communication with our families regarding all aspects of the program. Below, we will post all of our LEARNS-related communication related to using the funds to meet tuition requirements.

LEARNS Video How-Tos