Registration and Accounting Process

Admissions Process for New Families

Step 1: Administrator’s Welcome

A UAF Administrator will gladly sit down with you and your family and discuss the school
program, curriculum and your child's placement at UAF. You will also receive a tour of UAF
where you will be able to see our beautiful campus and students actively participating in classes
or outdoor activities.

Step 2: Online Application

After your Administrator’s Welcome you will be directed to our online application where you will submit all necessary information and documents for review. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee per child. Please note that your child’s application will not be processed until we have received all required documents, information, and application fee.

Step 3: Interview for Secondary Students

A UAF administrator will contact you to set up an interview with you and your child. The administrator will then determine if further evaluation is necessary depending on sufficient documentation.

Step 4: Admissions Committee

All documentation will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee will then come to an enrollment decision based on previous school records, entrance exam, personal interviews and available seats in the grade level. When an enrollment decision has been reached, the family will be notified and provided information to complete the enrollment process.

Accounting Process

Tuition Contract and Deposit

Tuition contracts will be emailed to all new families. Parents must pay a $100 non-refundable deposit for each child to secure a seat. Your child’s spot will not be reserved until this deposit is received. The deposit is credited toward tuition for the 2019-2020 academic school year.

Tuition Payments

Tuition must be paid to SMART on a bi-annual, monthly or quarterly payment plan. Only annual payments can be made directly to the school. SMART tuition payments start at the beginning of July and a late charge will be assessed after the 1st of each month if payments are not received on time.Your child’s spot will not be reserved if the July payment is not received by the 1st.

Tuition Assistance

Step Up for Students Scholarships

Please remember that it is on a first-come, first-served basis and covers students in KG to 12th grade. The Certificate of Approval must be presented to UAF no later than June 1, 2019. Otherwise, parents must pay the full monthly tuition fee as scheduled until they receive the approval. You may qualify for a SUFS scholarship if the following apply:

 Your household income is at or below the amount designated on the income guidelines found on the organization’s website.


VPK (Voluntary Preschool)

For students in PK-4 only. Students must be 4 years old by September 1st and must be Florida
residents. (There are no income qualifications) Contact: (813) 515-2340.

UAF Tuition Assistance Program

Families who face difficulties paying the full tuition fees may apply for the UAF Tuition Assistance Program through the Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST). The Financial Aid Committee is responsible for determining all Financial Aid awards. UAF requires families who apply for Financial Aid to complete the online Family Financial Aid application through the FAST website and mail all required documents. Please note: A family’s financial situation may change, it is necessary to apply for aid each year. 

The Tuition Assistance application is due May 31, 2019. There is a $45 non-refundable processing fee required by FAST. Upon recommendation from FAST, the Scholarship 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 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.

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