Hillel Academy is committed to keeping the school affordable for all families. In determining our annual tuition, we strive to strike a balance between keeping rates affordable and also generating enough financial support to maintain our high academic and community standards.
Acceptance to the school is never based on financial ability, so we encourage all families who may have an interest in Hillel Academy to submit an application.
Think you can’t afford a Hillel education? Think again!
Hillel Academy proudly offers Variable Tuition. Tuition at Hillel is not “one-size-fits all.” It’s a range that adjusts tuition rates to meet your family’s unique financial position.
Hillel Academy offers and participates in a variety of programs to subsidize the cost of tuition.
Tuition Incentive Program (For K-8 students only)
Hillel’s Tuition Incentive Program is available to new and existing families with an income between $150,000 and $300,000 and net assets under $500,000 (excluding primary residence and retirement accounts). By completing a simple one page form and submitting the first two pages of the most current IRS Tax Form 1040, a family participating in this program may see a tuition adjustment up to $5,000 per child. There is no fee to participate in this program
Variable Tuition (For ELC & K-8 students)
While this program is available to families applying to enroll in the Early Learning Center, it is much more limited in this division than in the elementary and middle divisions.
Families who do not qualify for the Tuition Incentive Program may participate in the Variable Tuition Program through FACTS. FACTS is a confidential third-party financial evaluator and will recommend a unique tuition based upon income, expenses, debts, and assets. This option is a lengthier process and there is a small fee, charged by FACTS, to participate.
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Florida Scholarship Opportunities
The State of Florida offers a variety of scholarships subsidizing the cost of private school education. It is important for families who receive these scholarships to understand that they subsidize the cost of a Hillel Academy education and they DO NOT replace the cost of a Hillel Academy education.
Families who receive Florida State private school scholarships are responsible for the balance of the tuition. If the balance continues to be out of reach, families may still participate in the Tuition Incentive (TIP) or Variable Tuition (VT) programs.
Families who receive Florida State private school scholarships also understand that it does not guarantee acceptance to Hillel Academy. Every child participates in the admissions process and will have acceptance determined once it is completed.
Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK): The only Florida scholarship available for preschool education and is NOT income based (any prekindergarten student may receive this scholarship). Children must live in Florida and be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the current school year to be eligible. If their fourth birthday falls Feb. 2 through Sept. 1 in a calendar year, parents can postpone enrolling their child in VPK that year and wait until the following year when their child is 5.
Step Up For Students(Income Based and/or Special Needs Scholarships): Step Up For Students empowers families to pursue and engage in the most appropriate learning options for their children, with an emphasis on families who lack the information and financial resources to access these options. Step Up for Students scholarships include:
- Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (FTC) for lower to middle income families
- Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES) for lower to middle income families and students with unique abilities (formerly Gardiner)
- Hope Scholarship for public school students who are bullied or victims of violence
Apply here: https://www.stepupforstudents.org/scholarships/
McKay Scholarship: In order to be eligible for the McKay Scholarship Program, a student must apply for the program prior to withdrawing from public school. The student must also have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Accommodation Plan.
AAA Scholarship Foundation: AAA is a national scholarship foundation with a mission to provide economic and other assistance to economically-disadvantaged families and families of children with disabilities to enable them to select the best schools for their children.
Apply here: https://www.aaascholarships.org/parents/florida/
A family’s financial relationship with Hillel Academy is 100% confidential.
Advancement Director, Keri Baker, and Business and Operations Director, Bill Kettler, are available for support or guidance every step of the way!