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Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition (School Year 2024 - 2025)

Annual Base Tuition Per Student:


 
Elementary
(Pre-K - 5th Grade)
Secondary
(6th - 12th Grade)
1st Child
$11,200.00
$12,800.00
Each Additional Child
10% Discount
$10,080.00
$11,520.00
 

Fees (School Year 2024 - 2025)

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  • Annual Fees Per Student

     (Includes, but not limited to, the following: Book Usage, SAT, Accident Insurance, Graduation...etc.)
     
     
    Pre-K
    KG
    1st
    2nd
    3rd
    4th
    5th
    Total Fees
    $270.00
    $335.00
    $325.00
    $220.00
    $270.00
    $305.00
    $340.00
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    6th
    7th
    8th
    9th
    10th
    11th
    12th
    Total Fees
    $340.00
    $340.00
    $380.00
    $365.00
    $365.00
    $340.00
    $400.00
     
  • 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: $1900 per year, per child, for students riding the UAF Spring Hill bus to and from school.         
      • New Tampa Bus: $1500 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 $50 fee for families on payment plans.
  • Blackbaud Tuition Management 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.

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.

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  • 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, 2023, to be reflected on your first tuition 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. *
     
     
  • 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 June 1, 2023 to be reflected on your July tuition payment. 
    VPK Families can register at: www.elchc.org

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.