Tuition & Financial Aid

 

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YOUR INVESTMENT IN ACTION

  • Extraordinary, passionate teaching and mentoring from an exceptional faculty, 63% of whom have advanced degrees in their field of study.
  • Rigorous, inquiry-based curricula that reflect the highest standards of academic excellence and give students the chance to experience their learning hands-on.
  • A diverse staff and student body fosters a compassionate and progressive learning environment.
  • Our downtown location offers students access to resources not available to other schools such as special access to local galleries, business partnerships for senior internships, community leaders who speak to students and parents, and more.
  • Facilities that rival some colleges and universities.
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Tuition Rates

We do understand that a Tampa Prep education is an investment and, like you, we firmly believe your child is worth the investment.

2019-2020 Payment Plan Options
Option 1 | 100% of tuition paid in full by July 10
Option 2 | Two equal payments made in July and December.
Option 3 | Twelve automatic, monthly payments made to FACTS beginning in June.
NOTE: A $500 non-refundable reservation fee is due with the enrollment contract.

Payment
Upon a student’s enrollment, the payment of tuition and fees for the full academic year is an unconditional obligation. No portion of tuition or fees paid or outstanding will be refunded or canceled notwithstanding the absence, withdrawal or dismissal of the child from Tampa Preparatory School during the academic year. This obligation may be canceled by notifying the Admissions Office at Tampa Preparatory School in writing on or before May 1 preceding the school year that the child will not enroll.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? View our Admissions FAQ.

MIDDLE SCHOOL TUITION

3 Payment Options

Option 1 (single payment) | $23,335 + $500 non-refundable reservation fee
Option 2 (two payments) | $24,025 + $500 non-refundable reservation fee
Option 3 (12 monthly payments) | $24,870 + $500 non-refundable reservation fee

UPPER SCHOOL TUITION

3 Payment Options

Option 1 (single payment) | $24,195 + $500 non-refundable reservation fee
Option 2 (two payments) | $24,883 + $500 non-refundable reservation fee
Option 3 (12 monthly payments) | $25,730 + $500 non-refundable reservation fee

ADDITIONAL FEES

Additional fees and expenses may be incurred during the school year. The following is an estimation of additional costs a family should budget for their child.

New Student Matriculation Fee (beginning Fall 2020)
$750 This is a one time, per-student fee for new students.

Parent Group Dues
$65 Tampa Prep Parents Alliance Dues
$45 Tampa Prep Boosters Dues

Athletics
$40 – $400 (Costs reflect the ranges for participation in Middle School, JV and Varsity sports)

Curriculum & Textbooks
$150-$300 E-Books/Textbooks (Costs will vary depending on the grade and the purchase of new versus used books) *For international students, this fee is included in the incidentals fee.

Also, students must choose ONE of the following:

  • iPad 6th Generation (released March 2019) – 128 GB WiFi only – $429
  • iPad Air (released March 2019) – 64 GB WiFi only – $499
  • iPad Pro 11 inch 64 GB WiFi only – $799 – most recent release
  • iPad Pro 12.9 inch 64 GB WiFi only – $999 – most recent release

Class Trips (mandatory participation)
Grade 6 – $550 Fun in Florida Trip
Grade 7 – $1,000 Florida Keys Experiential Education
Grade 8 – $1,000 Explore Boston
Grade 9 – $50-200 First Week Retreat
Grade 10 – $50-200 First Week Retreat
Grade 11 – $650 Camping in Pisgah National Forest

Course/Club/Athletic Trips
Grades 9-12. Some courses, clubs and athletic teams travel for competitions. Costs may be incurred.

INTERNATIONAL / EXCHANGE STUDENT TUITION

FULL YEAR

Middle School
$26,635 | $23,335 + $500 reservation fee + $2,800 Incidentals Fee* (Paid in full before I-20 can be issued)
Upper School
$27,495 | $24,195 + $500 reservation fee + $2,800 Incidentals Fee* (Paid in full before I-20 can be issued)

SEMESTER

Middle School
$14,313 | $12,013 + $500 reservation fee + $1,800 Incidentals Fee* (Paid in full before I-20 can be issued)
Upper School
$14,742 | $12,442 + $500 reservation fee + $1,800 Incidentals Fee* (Paid in full before I-20 can be issued)

* This school is authorized under Federal Law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

NEXT GENERATION BALLET (NGB) at the PATEL CONSERVATORY (Part Time Students)

Our downtown campus is conveniently located just across the river from the Patel Conservatory, and our nearly 700 students in grades 6-12 represent a mosaic of ethnic, religious and socioeconomic diversity. As Florida’s Most Innovative School, Tampa Prep can challenge and support NGB students in ways that more traditional environments cannot. Personalized course schedules allow NGB students to concentrate on academics in the morning and devote their afternoons and evenings to intensive dance instruction.

FULL YEAR

Middle School: $11,668 + $500 = $12,168
Upper School: $12,098 + $500 = $12,598

SEMESTER
Middle School: $12,013 + $500 = $13,013 = $6,506.50 per semester
Upper School: $12,442 + $500 = $13,442 = $6,721 per semester

MONTHLY
Middle School: $12,435 + $500 = $13,435 = $1,119.58 monthly
Upper School: $12,865 + $500 = $13,865 = $1,155.41 monthly

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Financial Aid

Our founders believed that all children deserve an exceptional education, regardless of socio-economic status. 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. To enable us to do this, with finite resources available, the guidelines and policies in the dropdown below have been adopted. 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.

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

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, 2020 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.

Beginning October 1, 2019, our Financial Aid applications will be available here.

To apply for financial aid, please complete the following steps no later than February 1, 2020:

  1. Create your FACTS online account. Applications will be available October 1, 2019.
  2. Complete you Financial Aid application by February 1, 2020.
  3. Submit your additional required documents listed  below:
  • Upload your 2018 income tax return with signatures
  • Upload Business/Farm Statement and Corporate Tax Return with all supporting schedules (if applicable)
  • Upload your 2018 W-2 Forms (if applicable)
  • By April 15, 2020, upload a copy of your 2019 federal tax forms with all supporting schedules and W-2 Forms 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR 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, 2019 – Deadline for current/returning families receiving financial aid

  • Online financial aid application submitted to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
  • Upload 2018 taxes (with all supporting schedules), W-2’s  and Form 4506-T
  • Final 2019 tax return and W-2’s due to Tampa Prep by April 15, 2020

February 1, 2020 – Deadline for new student applicants requesting financial aid

  • Completed student admissions file to Tampa Prep including application and fee, student essays, shadow day/interview, school and teacher recommendation forms, transcript, SSAT/ISEE test scores and Character Skills Snapshot scores
  • Online financial aid application submitted to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
  • Upload 2018 taxes (with all supporting schedules), W-2’s and Form 4506-T
  • Final 2019 tax return and W-2’s due to Tampa Prep by April 15, 2020

March 1, 2020
Decisions on Financial Aid awards mailed from Tampa Prep, along with notification letters to those applicants meeting the above deadlines.

April 15, 2020
Photocopies of your 2019 federal tax forms along with all supporting schedules and W-2’s due to Tampa Prep.

**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 quality 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, Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Financial Aid at 813-251-8484 or

thonegger@tampaprep.org.

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.