Introduction to Career Scholarship Account
House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1002-2023 established the Indiana Career Scholarship Account (CSA) program. The CSA program is administered by the Indiana Treasurer of State (TOS) in partnership with Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE).
The CSA program provides $5,000 annually through quarterly disbursements ($1,250 per quarter) to eligible 10th, 11th, 12th grade students enrolled in eligible programs to pursue apprenticeships, applied learning experience, work-based learning, and credentials attainment experience. CSA program funds the eligible costs of career coaching and navigation services, postsecondary education and training, transportation and equipment, and certification and credentialing examinations. Through a cross-agency coordinated effort, IDOE approves the eligible programs, CHE approves the eligible providers, and the TOS approves eligible students and expenses.
Based on the amount of funding that has been made available for the 2023-2024 school year, there are fewer than 1,000 CSA accounts available for all 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.