Admissions

Tuition & Financial Aid

Berkeley is committed to enrolling a talented and diverse student body. We strive to make this educational experience affordable to all families that may require financial assistance.

2021 - 22 Tuition

Pre-K / Kindergarten  $18,825
Grades 1-5  $22,195
Grades 6-8  $25,650
Grades 9-12  $28,450

 
 



Tuition is payable in eight installments and must be paid in full by January 1. Payments do not cover the cost of uniforms, books, supplies, lunches, laptops (if applicable), transportation, special event admission fees, or other expenses incurred in the ordinary course of a student's activities at Berkeley.

Financial Aid

Berkeley Preparatory School is committed to enrolling a diverse and talented student body. We strive to make this educational experience accessible and affordable to all families regardless of their socio-economic status. Berkeley is fortunate to have much of its $4 million financial aid budget funded through the generosity of donors who have established named endowments in support of the financial aid program.

Financial Aid Procedures

List of 3 items.

  • APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

    In determining need, Berkeley Preparatory School follows NAIS Principles of Good Practice. Financial aid awards are based upon FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment (FACTS) financial assessment of each applicant. It is important to note that Berkeley may not be able to accommodate all financial aid applicants in a given year. Complete applications and required documents received in the Admissions Office by February 1, 2022 will receive first priority relative to aid dollars available.

    All families applying for financial aid for the first time should contact the Admissions Office. Families currently receiving aid must submit a new financial aid application each year. If the financial circumstances remain the same, the School will make every effort to assist a family at the same level of aid.

    Please note: Returning families currently receiving aid will have a slightly different timeline. Please contact the Admissions Office for details.

    To apply for financial aid, please complete the following steps no later than February 1, 2022:
    1. Create your FACTS online account
    2. Complete your Financial Aid application
    3. Submit your additional required documents listed below:
    • Upload your 2019 and 2020 1040 income tax return(s) with signatures
    • Business/Farm Statement and Corporate Tax Return/Schedule C/Schedule F (if applicable)
    • Upload your 2019 and 2020 W-2 Forms (if applicable)
    • Upload a copy of your most recent pay stub(s)
    • By April 15, 2022, upload a copy of your 2021 federal tax forms with all supporting schedules and W-2 Forms (if applicable)
  • DIVORCED, SEPARATED, OR NEVER-MARRIED PARENT/GUARDIAN

    Recognizing that each parent bears a responsibility for financing a student’s education, financial information from all family members is required. Custodial and non-custodial parents (regardless of legal settlements, who are divorced, separated, or never married) must submit their own Financial Aid application. The Financial Aid Committee will consider all household assets in determining need.
  • IMPORTANT DATES

    Financial aid applications and all supporting documentation must be submitted by February 1, 2022 to be considered for financial aid awards distributed in March.

    NOTE: The deadline for applying for financial aid for current Berkeley students is December 31, 2021, with an award notification emailed in late January.

Financial Aid FAQ

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • What is financial aid?

    Financial aid is an award based on a family’s demonstrated need, as determined by FACTS calculations, tax returns, and Berkeley’s Financial Aid Committee. Financial aid is an award, not a loan, and therefore, is not paid back to the school.
  • What is “demonstrated need”?

    “Demonstrated need” is defined as the difference between the annual tuition and the amount a family can be expected to contribute to the cost of the student’s education. The Financial Aid application and tax returns are used to determine need.
  • How do financial aid and scholarships differ?

    Financial aid and scholarships are both need-based awards. When applying for a scholarship, specific criteria such as academic achievement and leadership potential are components of a separate scholarship application process.

    Applications are available in the Admissions Office or online and the filing deadline for scholarships is also February 1, 2022. A selection committee will review the completed applications and announce the scholarship recipients in early March.

    The scholarship selection process is competitive and selective. These scholarships will be renewed annually, as long as there is demonstrated academic progress and achievement. Please note: Students who apply for scholarships also will be considered for financial aid awards.
  • Does Berkeley offer merit scholarships?

    Berkeley's Financial Aid is need-based.  We do not offer academic, athletic, or artistic merit-based scholarships.
  • What impact does a financial aid application have on a student’s admissions application?

    None. The Admissions process is distinct and separate from the Financial Aid process.  Berkeley employs a need-blind admissions policy.
  • When will I receive a decision regarding financial aid?

    Financial aid will be awarded in March after acceptance and prior to the deposit deadline.
  • Do I have to re-apply for financial aid each year?

    Yes. Because a family’s financial circumstances are subject to change, we require reapplication for financial aid each year. If your family’s financial situation remains stable, you can expect relatively the same percentage of financial aid, understanding tuition and fees are likely to increase each year.
  • Do I have to re-apply for a scholarship each year if one has already been awarded to me?

    As long as you remain in “good standing”, your scholarship will be awarded annually until graduation.

    Please note: Your financial aid application and supporting documentation will need to be completed each year.
  • Who can apply for financial aid?

    Anyone may apply for financial aid. We recognize that each family’s financial situation is unique.
Founded in 1960, Berkeley is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory day school located in Tampa, FL, for boys and girls in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. Approximately 1,380 students gather here from the greater Tampa Bay area to form ONE Berkeley.