Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition (School Year 2024 - 2025)

Annual Base Tuition Per Student:

(Pre-K - 5th Grade)
(6th - 12th Grade)
1st Child
Each Additional Child
10% Discount

Fees (School Year 2024 - 2025)

List of 5 items.

  • Annual Fees Per Student

     (Includes, but not limited to, the following: Book Usage, SAT, Accident Insurance, Graduation...etc.)
    Total Fees
    Total Fees
  • Itemized Annual Fees

    Itemized Annual Fees
    2024-2025 Academic Year
    One-Time Yearly Fee Per Student (Elementary)
    Book Usage115115135135135170170
    Standardized TestX353535353535
    STEM LabXXXX505050

    One-Time Yearly Fee Per Student (Secondary)
    Book Usage225225225225225225225
    Standardized Test35353535353535
    Science Lab25252525252525
  • Yearly Development Fee

    (Allocated for the continued growth and development of UAF Facilities.)
    • $1000 per new family
    • $500 per returning family                                
  • Yearly Security Fee

    • $400 per family                                                                                   
  • Additional Fees (Based on Need)

    • Transportation: Must reserve spot annually. Minimum age for student must be 5 years old (unless accompanied by an older sibling):
      • Spring Hill Bus: $2100 per year, per child, for students riding the UAF Spring Hill bus to and from school.         
      • New Tampa Bus: $1800 per year, per child, for students riding the UAF New Tampa Bus to and from school.             
    • Aftercare: $1000 per year, per child, Unlimited use for the year during aftercare hours.
      • Aftercare Hours Monday-Thursday: Dismissal - 4:45pm, Friday: Dismissal - 3:00pm                                                                                
    • Registration fee: $30 registration fee for each new student or current families adding a sibling.          

Payment Plans:

Tuition is paid to Blackbaud Tuition Management (previously known as SMART) on a annual, biannual, quarterly, or monthly payment plan.                                                                              
  • Blackbaud Tuition Management charges a $56 fee per family.
  • Blackbaud Tuition Management tuition payments start at the beginning of June and a late charge will be assessed after the 1st of each month if payments are not received on time.

Withdrawal Policy:

Withdrawal Policy after June 1, 2024: Parents are responsible to pay 10% of the total fees which includes: Tuition, School, Development fee, and Security Fees for every month the student is enrolled at UAF. The same withdrawal policy is applicable for students receiving scholarships. However, the family will only pay the remaining balance not covered by scholarships (SUFS only pays for the days the student attends). Please be advised, all families enrolled at UAF by and after June 1, 2024 will be subject to a non-refundable first month’s tuition payment, regardless of whether their child is withdrawn before the first day of school.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Universal Academy of Florida is a recipient of the Step Up for Student scholarships, the AAA Scholarship programs and VPK voucher
These scholarships do not cover the full cost of annual tuition. Families would need to apply for these scholarships on their own and budget for the remaining tuition balance once a scholarship has been applied.

List of 3 items.

  • 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. If you have not started the application process, don't delay, start your application today! 

    The deadline to guarantee that your child's scholarship is applied to your tuition account is May 1st, InshaAllah. 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.

    *Scholarship Award letters must be upload to the following Google Form: Scholarship letters sent by email will not be accepted. *
    • Click here for a step by step illustration provided by SUFS (Step Up for Students).
    • Click here for a complete PARENT/GUARDIAN HANDBOOK provided by SUFS (Step Up for Students).
    SUFS Contact: 877-735-7837 - - 
  • 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 Families can register at:

    *Scholarship Award letters must be upload to the following Google Form:  no later then May 1st. Scholarship letters sent by email will not be accepted. *

  • Scholarship Award Upload Process & Form

    Please use the following link to upload your child's award information from your scholarship account, .

    • One google form per child.  If more than one child is added to the google form, the form will be rejected.
    • Be sure to provide the correct information on the google form. This information will be used to enroll your child in UAF's scholarship account. If this information is incomplete or incorrect, we will not be able enroll your child and therefore we will not receive funding to offset your tuition costs.
    • Emails containing your child's award information will not be accepted. The only acceptable way to provide us your child's award information is by completing the google form and uploading the award information.

UAF Tuition Assistance Program

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 Blackbaud Financial Aid (BBFA).

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 Blackbaud 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. Families must apply to one of the income based scholarships prior to applying for tuition assistance.

The Tuition Assistance application is due April 30, 2024. There is a $45 non-refundable processing fee required by Blackbaud for standard applications. If you have a business, the cost is a $55 non-refundable processing fee. Upon recommendation from BBFA, and the criteria adopted by the school for scholarship grants, 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 will be required to volunteer for at least 20 hours per year. Moreover, parents who did not fulfill their financial obligations to UAF will not be granted any tuition assistance. Finally, receiving tuition assistance in previous years does not guarantee an award and/or an award with the same value for this year.
Founded in 1992, UAF is a private Islamic school for boys and girls in Daycare to Grade 12. Combining academic excellence while promoting Islamic understand and practices. UAF aims to produce bright students who are conscious of Allah and who maintain Islamic character and high academic standards.