State Funding Available for Iowa Families

The Students First Act, introduced by Governor Reynolds and signed into law on Jan. 24, 2023, makes state funding available to every K-12 student in Iowa. The bill establishes a framework and funding for education savings accounts, which eligible families may use to cover tuition, fees, and other qualified education expenses at accredited nonpublic schools in Iowa like Rivermont Collegiate.

  • All current and potential Rivermont families applying for financial/Scholarship Aid must apply for this funding.
  • Rivermont rising K-12 families in Iowa should apply for these funds even if they don’t think they will qualify.
  • Families can apply from May 31 – June 30 for the upcoming school year.

More information and Questions & Answers are available on the Iowa Department of Education website. You can also sign up to receive notifications on the state website. Feel free to contact our Admissions Department with any questions as well.


This link will take you to an application on the Odyssey platform.

The state has signed a contract with Odyssey to manage program administration for Students First Education Savings Accounts, including applications, financial transactions, compliance, fraud prevention, and customer service.