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Tuition Assistance Program

The ongoing pandemic has made it a difficult year for the entire world and we are cognizant of the impact it has had on our AYA families, and AYA wants all of our families to know that our school is here to help.


AYA’s tuition assistance program is designed to support families who demonstrate financial need. In accordance with the principles and practices recommended by Independent School Management (ISM), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and the Jewish day school network Prizmah, AYA employs Smart Aid for Families, a third-party independent company to help evaluate and determine a family’s level of need so that the school can ensure a fair, consistent, and equitable assessment of each family’s financial situation and ability to pay educational expenses.


In 2020-2021, AYA awarded over $2.5 million in tuition assistance to approximately 50% of the student body. Here at AYA we know the true value of this stellar dual-curricular program that instills values, skills, knowledge, and inspires our children to lead. We are proud that our tuition assistance program allows us to serve a diverse community, enabling all who seek the opportunity of an outstanding Jewish education to receive one. It is our hope and prayer that our world and our community are on the road to recovery and that better days are in close reach, but we remind those still facing economic reductions, resulting from COVID-19 or other crises, to provide all relevant information in their applications so that the committee can best consider each individual request for assistance.


Please carefully read the information below, which includes important instructions and deadlines to apply for Tuition Assistance. 


Please remember that the price of AYA tuition directly covers the cost to educate your Akiba Yavneh student only. Any shortfall in tuition revenue must be made up by generous donors each year. We ask that you carefully consider your financial prioritization, resources, and spending before completing your Tuition Assistance application.


Our commitment at AYA, in turn, is to treat all our families with respect, dignity, and clarity throughout the Tuition Assistance process and to that end, please rest assured that all personal information shared in the application process is held in strict confidence.    


Important Policies and Procedures:



  • All families seeking Tuition Assistance must submit a timely completed TA application.
  • The link for the online Smart Aid application:
  • The Tuition Assistance application deadline is February 28th, 2021 and all applications must be submitted before this deadline.
  • The Tuition Assistance budget is distributed on a first come first served basis; late applications will not be eligible for assistance except in cases of unforeseen circumstances.
  • To complete the application process you will need to have your most recent available completed tax returns:
    • If you have not yet filed your 2020 tax returns, kindly provide your 2019 returns.
    • If currently employed, please upload your most recent paystub.
    • If currently employed, please upload your most recent W-2 or Form 1099.



Please find detailed instructions for completing the application process attached to this email. Should you require any assistance in completing the application process, please contact Smart Aid at (800) 360-8027.


Kindly Note the Following Important Dates:

January 15, 2021:     Tuition Assistance application process begins.

February 28, 2021:   Deadline for submitting application and uploading Documents.

Offers will be sent on a first-come first-serve basis.

We greatly appreciate your commitment to Akiba Yavneh Academy, and very much look forward to working with you towards a healthy and exciting 2021/22 school year!


Tuition Assistance Committee


Smart Aid