AYA Financial Aid Policy & Procedures
It has always been AYA's policy to not turn away students for solely financial reasons and to try to find ways to ensure that they can attend AYA, if they meet all other admission criteria.
Procedure for Requesting and Getting Financial Aid
Any family requiring financial aid should approach the Business Office Manager for an Application for Financial Assistance.
Said family will then complete the application and submit it to the Business Office Manager with all supporting documentation.
The Business Office Manager will review the application with the assistance of the Chief Financial Officer and the Board Executive Committee.
Once the review process is completed, the family will be notified of the amount of aid awarded.
1. Awards will normally not be more than 50% of the tuition amount.
2. Awards will be given based on the amount of money collected from the community for Sponsorships. Once this amount is exhausted, financial aid can no longer be awarded.
School Readiness Program (Pre-School + After Care)
AYA’s K2 through K4 programs are licensed by Hillsborough County Childcare Licensing and are eligible for funding through the School Readiness Program. More information is available through the Registrar’s Office.
Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) provides families with comprehensive information and customized referrals for all school readiness and early care and education programs. All referrals are unbiased, computer generated and based on individual family circumstances and preferences, without regard to family income. One of the most important and difficult decisions for families is choosing an arrangement that best meets their needs. CCR&R is committed to helping families find answers to their questions regarding how to locate, choose and use quality services, access financial assistance, and other early childhood and education concerns. Eligibility for financial assistance for the early childhood program can be determined by Child Care Resource and Referral. A sliding fee schedule is used to determine the parent's portion of payment based on income. Services are provided to children from infancy through age 10.
For more information, please see the AYA registrar.
AYA is a Voluntary Pre-K Participating School. VPK applies to children who has turned four by September 1. For more information about the Florida VPK program, click here.
Step Up For Students (Kindergarten through Gr. 12)
AYA participates in the Step Up For Student scholarship program, which provides K-12 scholarships for low-income school children. Does your family qualify for the free or reduced lunch program? If so, you may qualify for this program, too. Students who qualify may receive more than $5,887 for private school tuition.
It is the parents' responsibility to ensure that they apply and renew their applications online in a timely basis and provide the necessary documentation needed to determine eligibility.
Please click here for more information about the Step Up For Students program and how it works.
You may also contact the Business Office for more information at (813) 987-9282 ex. 203.