How to Apply for Financial Aid
A. Procedure and Calendar Deadlines when applying for Financial Aid for the 2019-20 academic year
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 the $75 application fee. Please follow the instructions below to apply for financial aid online once the above requirements have been fulfilled.
February 1, 2019
Deadline for completed student admissions file to Tampa Preparatory School (application and $75 application fee, students essays, shadowing day and interview, school and teacher recommendation forms, transcript, SSAT/ISEE test scores and the Character Skills Snapshot). Please refer to the steps for applying for admission.
February 1, 2019
Deadline for completed Parents' Financial Statement (PFS). Go to https://sss.secure.force.com/familyportal and apply online. Photocopies of your 2017 Federal tax forms along with all supporting schedules and W-2s are due to Tampa Preparatory School. Signed, but not dated, copy of Form 4506-T due to Tampa Preparatory School.
March 1, 2019
Decisions on Financial Aid awards mailed from Tampa Preparatory School (along with admissions notification letters) to those applicants meeting the above deadlines.
March 15, 2019
Photocopy of your 2018 Federal tax forms along with all supporting schedules and W-2's due to Tampa Preparatory School.
B. Steps for Applying for Financial Aid
- Beginning October 2, 2018 go to https://sss.secure.force.com/familyportal. Create your PFS online account with your email address and a password. Complete your PFS for the 2019-20 Academic Year. The SSS code for Tampa Preparatory school is (#7612). Submit and pay for the PFS ($51) by February 1, 2019.
- Mail photocopies of your most recently filed (2017) Federal tax form 1040 with all attached schedules, W-2's and signed Form 4506-T to Tampa Preparatory School, Office of Financial Aid at 727 W. Cass Street Tampa, FL 33606, by February 1, 2019.
- Mail photocopy of last year’s (2017) W-2's and Federal tax forms to Tampa Preparatory School along with all supporting schedules to be received by March 15, 2019.
C. Late Applications /Missed deadlines
Financial Aid applicants, who do not adhere to the deadlines above may still qualify for assistance in which case, the applicant will be put on a waiting list for financial assistance. Should any funds remain or become available after the first round of decisions are made, students on the waiting list will be notified. Families who do not qualify for assistance based on the SSS report and Federal tax forms will receive a letter informing them that they do not qualify for financial assistance.
Families applying for admission and Financial Aid after the deadline dates risk not receiving aid for the upcoming school year. While Tampa Preparatory School has a generous Financial Aid budget, there are simply never enough funds to support all families seeking assistance.
If you have any questions please call Tammy Honegger, Director of Financial Aid at 813.251.8481.