Step Up For Students Scholarship
There is a state scholarship called Step Up For Students which provides a scholarship for families based on financial need. In 2012-13, the full scholarship provided $4,335 for each eligible student. You can visit their website at www.StepUpForStudents.org
to learn about scholarship details and see if your family meets the eligibility requirements.
If your family meets the requirements and you have current TMA students entering grades K – 5 in the fall, or if you have an incoming student coming from the public school entering K – 12th grade, you will want to move quickly on this when the applications become available each Spring; funding is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.
contains information regarding Step Up applications for the 2013-14 School Year.
The McKay Scholarship
The McKay Scholarship is awarded to students with learning disabilities and is based upon the matrix of services allocated to each student according to their need. Parents must file an intent to participate in a private school’s program expressing dissatisfaction with the public school system. You must apply to the scholarship program prior to withdrawing from public shoool. Parents must show proof of this scholarship in order for TMA to accept and honor that scholarship. Please visit www.floridaschoolchoice.org/Information/McKay/ to learn more about the program’s requirements.
McKay Scholarship families and students entering The Master’s Academy must meet the same entrance requirements as any other entering child, i.e.: a credible Christian testimony and attendance at a local Christian church.
Students must meet the academic guidelines set for the G.O.L.D. program; have a current IEP, and current full battery psychological and educational testing. Entrance is also based upon available space.
The Master’s Academy has a limited amount of funds to assist families each year. This program requires a new application to be filed annually in order to be considered for funding. Eligibility is based in part on income and asset levels during the previous tax year. Applications are accepted each Spring from February 1 – March 31 for the following school year. Students in the K4 program are not eligible to receive Financial Aid.
During the application period, a link will be posted here that will direct families to the FAST application, which does require an application fee of $38/family. The application fee is non-refundable and is payable by MasterCard, Visa, or American Express. If you do not have a credit card, you can visit the Finance Office to pay in cash and receive a voucher.
Instructions and FAQs regarding the Financial Aid application can be found here. Please read this document before beginning your application.
In order for a family to be considered for financial aid, the student(s) must already be enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year. If your student is not yet enrolled for the upcoming school year, please contact Laura Deery at (407) 971-2221 for enrollment information. The financial aid application deadline is March 31, 2013.
Last Updated: April 1, 2013