Bhaktivedanta Academy strives to make a spiritual-based education accessible to all students by participating in a combination of private and public financial assistance programs:
In-School Tuition Grants
Bhaktivedanta Academy offers needs-based grants to offset the cost of tuition. To help objectively assess what a family is able to contribute to their child(s) education expenses, we use Tuition Aid and Data Services, as a trusted third party. The TADS analysis of a family's finances is a critical component of our financial aid decision. However, it is just a start. To make our final financial aid award decisions, we use the TADS figures as the baseline for our own additional review, taking into consideration our total financial aid budget, other information we may have collected, our schoolʼs policies and priorities, and the needs of our entire applicant pool. We encourage you to review the financial aid worksheet and apply online:
Step Up For Students
Florida Tax Credit Scholarships are available that can pay up to $4,880* in annual tuition costs per child for families that meet income eligibility guidelines. Click here to get more information and to apply.
Any family currently participating in the Tax Credit Scholarship program is required to renew on an annual basis. Click here to renew online.
If approved for the Tax Credit Scholarship as a new/renewing family, the signed New/Renewal Student School Commitment Form must be turned in to the school office no later then 5 days after you receive written confirmation of acceptance. This is necessary in order for our school to adhere to scholarship filing deadlines.
*Florida law sets this amount based on a percentage of the Stateʼs per-pupil funding for public school students, so it changes yearly.
Voluntary Pre-K (VPK)
VPK is a program for all four-year-olds born on or before September 1 who reside in the state of Florida. This program will pay up to $2,319 of annual tuition and fees. We also offer a free VPK only option on a space available basis.
This program is for children birth-to-kindergarten who are from low-income households. The program works on a sliding scale and helps to pay part of the annual tuition.
Please visit https://spe.schoolreadiness.org/pe/ for additional information on the VPK or School Readiness programs.