Step Up for Students & AAA Scholarships

SUFS and AAA is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for students in KG to 12th grade. The Scholarship Award Letter must be presented to UAF no later than June 1, 2022 to be reflected on your first payment. Otherwise, parents must pay the full monthly tuition fee as scheduled until they receive the approval. You may qualify for a scholarship if your household income is at or below the amount designated on the income guidelines found on the organization’s website. Qualified families must fill out an application every year. 

*Award letters must be hand delivered and signed over to UAF Student Account Coordinator before the deadline in order to be considered. Scholarship letters sent by email will not be accepted. *

SUFS Contact: 877-735-7837 - -

AAA Contact: 888-707-2465 - -

 VPK (Voluntary Preschool)

For students in PK- 4 only: Students must be 4 years old by September 1st and must be a Florida resident. (There are no income qualifications.) Contact: 813-515-2340. VPK certificates must be hand delivered to  the Student Account Coordinator no later than Jun 1, 2022.

VPK Families can register at: 

UAF Tuition Assistance Program

Only students in KG to 12th grade are applicable to apply for FAST. Once children are approved and a deposit has been paid, families who face difficulties paying the full tuition fees may apply for the UAF Tuition Assistance Program through Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST). The Financial Aid Committee is responsible for determining all Financial Aid Awards based on specific eligibility criteria to include:  

  • Family Income

  • Academic Performance

  • Discipline Record

  • Grade level

  • Tuition Payment History

UAF requires families who apply for Financial Aid to complete the online Family Financial Aid application through the FAST website and upload all required documents there. Please note: As a family’s financial situation may change, it is necessary to apply for aid each year. 

The Tuition Assistance application is due May 29, 2022. There is a $48 non-refundable processing fee required by FAST. Upon recommendation from FAST, the Financial Aid Committee decides on the eligibility of applicants and the amount they receive. Due to a limitation of funds available, tuition assistance and amount given will be based on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, parents will be required to volunteer for at least 20 hours per year. Parents who received tuition assistance previously but did not fulfill their financial obligations to UAF will not be granted any tuition assistance. Finally, receipt of tuition assistance in previous years does not guarantee an award or an award with the same value for this year.