TUITION & FINANCIAL AID
The following scholarships are available for qualifying students and/or families while attending Faith Outreach Academy:
Step Up for Students
Step Up For Students exists to help low-income families to have learning options. These scholarships were created by the Florida Legislature in 2001 to assure that low-income children have learning options. Under the law, the scholarships are based on financial need, not how well your child does in school. They are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and can be transferred to other eligible schools if the student moves within the state, or simply wants to attend a different Step Up partner school. Recipients are responsible for balance not covered by state funding. For more information contact Step Up For Students at: firstname.lastname@example.org, call 1-877-735-7837, or contact Tammie Miskiel in the Academy Office.
Florida's school choice programs ensure that no child will be left behind by allowing parents to choose the best educational setting—public or private—for their child. The McKay Scholarships for Students with Challenges Program provided over 24,000 Florida students with special needs the opportunity to attend a participating private school during the school year. Scholarships are awarded on a case by case basis. Faith Outreach Academy has certified ESE teachers that work with all the special need children. Call school office to set up an appointment with administration.
The state of Florida offers a variety of student scholarship and grant programs to graduating high school students. In addition to the state of Florida requirements for graduation, several of these scholarships also have additional requirements. In order to qualify for some, including Bright Futures Scholarship, students must have 100 hours of community service while in high school. Community service is defined as identifying and addressing a social issue in the community. This requires students to look beyond themselves and reach out to an issue faced by our society today (i.e. poverty, abuse, elderly citizen). These hours will meet the requirement for the Florida Academic Scholars Award through Bright Futures.
Volunteer service is defined as assisting where needed and does not necessarily address a social issue. Although these hours are not recorded on the transcript, students can keep a log of these activities for use when applying for college, job applications, awards and scholarships other than Bright Futures.