How can students use the ACE funding?


For Year 2 funds (2022-2023 school year) services must start on or after July 1, 2022, to qualify for reimbursement and for Year 3 funds (2023-2024 school year) services must start on or after July 1, 2023 to qualify for reimbursement.

  • Before- or after-school educational programs;
    • An educational program means an activity aligned to state academic standards that develops academic knowledge and is designed to accelerate learning.
    • Childcare, including the services of a nanny, are not allowable expenditures under ACE.
      • Invoices with childcare, aftercare, daycare, etc. are not reimbursable.
  • Day camps, including camps for academics, music, and arts;
  • Tuition for learning extension centers;
    • A learning extension center is a faith-based or community or other public sites that provides physical space to allow workstations for students where educational support is provided in a supervised setting.
  • Tuition for learning pods;
    • A learning pod is a small group of students receiving instruction from an educator.
  • The purchase of curriculum, manipulatives, and consumable materials for home-school families;
  • Educational, learning, or study skills services;
  • Field trips to historical landmarks, museums, science centers, and theaters – including admission, exhibit, and program fees;
    • The purchase of adult tickets is not an allowable expense.
    • Family memberships and children’s admission to eligible venues are an allowable expense.
    • International field trips are not allowable. Foreign travel is a school trip or a foreign tour and is not the intent behind the program.
  • Language classes;
  • Musical instrument lessons;
    • Lessons are an allowable service; however, purchase of musical instruments and other hardware are not allowable through the ACE Educational Savings account.
  • Tutoring.

For additional clarification on what is an allowable ACE expenditure click here.

*Claims submitted where the Service Provider is a parent/guardian or family member of the child who received the services are not reimbursable*