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Financial Aid

Our founders believed that all children deserve an exceptional education, regardless of socio-economic status. We uphold this belief and strive to provide assistance to qualified Tampa Prep students.

To make Tampa Prep accessible to the best and brightest students from all backgrounds, we offer financial assistance where possible at each grade level to provide the school with a broad social and economic mix of students. We are dedicated to extending opportunities for qualified students, thus Financial Aid is open to students of any race, color, religion, nationality or ethnic origin.

Tampa Prep is committed to meeting the demonstrated financial need of families whose children are offered admission. Tampa Prep reviews all applicants on a case-by-case basis. A student’s application for admission is not affected by his/her application for Financial Aid. Priority is given to current families who adhere to the deadlines and have met all financial obligations to the school.

A Note About Vouchers: Tampa Prep does not accept any governmental funding for tuition costs, including the Florida Step Up for Students Scholarship.  As an independent school, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide the curriculum and culture that we deem best for our students.  Accepting outside funding would leave the school vulnerable to governmental interference, potentially jeopardizing the independence that we cherish. Tampa Prep offers need-based financial aid for those who qualify.

Financial aid applications need to be completed no later than February 1, 2025.

Should you have any questions regarding the Financial Aid process, please contact Tammy Honegger, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at 813-251-8481.

Applying for Financial Aid

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

Tampa Prep follows the NAIS Principles of Good Practice in determining need. Financial aid awards are based upon FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment (FACTS) financial assessment of each applicant. Completed applications and required documents received in the Admissions Office by February 1, 2024 will receive first priority relative to aid dollars available. Tampa Prep may not be able to accommodate all financial aid applicants in a given year.

Families applying for financial aid for the first time will receive a Financial Aid packet once you have submitted your Admissions application and requested assistance. Returning families currently receiving aid must submit a new application each year. A new Financial Aid packet will be sent to current families in early October.

Financial Aid applications are available here.

To apply for financial aid, please complete the following steps no later than February 1, 2024:

  1. Create your FACTS online account. Applications will be available October 1, 2023.
  2. Complete your Financial Aid application by February 1, 2024.
  3. Submit your additional required documents listed  below:
  • Upload your 2022 income tax return with signatures
  • Upload your 2022 Business/Farm Statement and Corporate Tax Return with all supporting schedules (if applicable)
  • Upload your 2022 W-2 Forms (if applicable)

Important Dates for the 2024-2025 Academic Year's Financial Aid

A Financial Aid packet will be mailed to those families who have indicated an interest in financial aid once the Admissions Office receives a completed admissions application and application fee. Current families receiving aid will be mailed a Financial Aid packet in October.

December 31, 2023 – Deadline for current/returning families receiving financial aid

  • Online financial aid application submitted to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
  • Upload 2022 taxes (with all supporting schedules) and W-2’s.

February 1, 2024 –
Deadline for new student applicants requesting financial aid

  • Completed student admissions file to Tampa Prep including application and fee, student essays, family interview/tour, school and teacher recommendation forms, transcript and SSAT/ISEE test scores.
  • Online financial aid application submitted to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
  • Upload 2022 taxes (with all supporting schedules) and W-2’s.

March 1, 2024

Decisions on Financial Aid awards mailed from Tampa Prep, along with notification letters to those applicants meeting the above deadlines.

*Tampa Prep reserves the right to request additional information or withdraw financial assistance from families at anytime should discrepancies be discovered in the information provided.

Late Applications / Missed Deadlines

Financial aid applicants who do not adhere to the deadlines may still qualify for assistance but will be placed in a waiting pool for financial aid. Should any funds remain or become available after the first round of decisions students in the waiting pool will be notified. Families who do not qualify for assistance will receive a letter from Tampa Prep.

Families applying for admission and financial aid after the deadline dates risk not receiving aid for the upcoming school year. While Tampa Prep has a generous financial aid budget, there simply are  never enough funds to support all families seeking assistance.

Should you have any questions regarding the Financial Aid process please contact Tammy Honegger, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at 813-251-8481.

Divorced, Separated, or Never-married Parent/Guardian

Financial information from all family members is required as each parent bears a responsibility for financing their student’s education. Custodial and non-custodial parents must submit their own Financial Aid application. The Financial Aid Committee considers all household assets in determining need (regardless of legal settlements, divorce, separated or never married).

International Families

International students are not eligible for financial aid due to the difficulty in determining financial need in a different currency and tax structure.

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