affording tha

Private school is a big investment, but we believe that you will find that the value of a Tucson Hebrew Academy education far exceeds the cost.

Tuition Assistance - To determine eligibility for financial assistance, the Tucson Hebrew Academy subscribes to the Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) powered by ISM. Families requesting financial assistance must submit a Parents' Financial Statement(PFS) online with FAST. This provides detailed financial information to FAST, which in turn computes the family's tuition contribution based upon a standardized calculation nationally accepted by independent schools. This system considers gross taxable income, assets, liabilities, family size, and number of children in tuition-charging institutions. After an allowance for basic living expenses and taxes, the remaining funds are considered discretionary income available for education. THA also requires a copy of the family’s latest Federal Income Tax Return (and all supporting schedules and documents). Many factors affect a financial aid award. The most significant of these is family income, but others include:

  • Family assets: home equity; savings accounts; stocks; investment properties

  • Indebtedness

  • Family size

  • Number of children in tuition-charging institutions

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Confidential applications are reviewed annually by an impartial committee. Tuition and tuition assistance information is always kept strictly confidential. We encourage any interested family to make a confidential inquiry with our Chief Operations Officer, Emily Lunne (elunne@thaaz.org or (520) 529-3888 x114). Funding for financial assistance is primarily provided by JETCO (Jewish Education Tax Credit Organization). The application may be downloaded here. Applicants are encouraged to apply to other school tuition organizations so that we can provide as much financial aid as possible to as many of our families as possible. A complete list of participating school tuition organizations can be obtained from the Business Office.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

As a service to our families, THA offers a number of installment payment plans. All tuition installment payment plans require payment be made via an automatic debit directly from your checking or savings account to Smart Tuition www.parent.smarttuition.com.

The following tuition payment options are made through Smart Tuition www.parent.smarttuition.com for the 2019-2020 school year

  • Option 1: Pre-payment - 100% of tuition and registration fees due by May for the upcoming school year.

  • Option 2: Two (2) payments - 50% of tuition balance due June and 50% due December.

  • Option 3: Four (4) payments - 25% of tuition balance due June, September, January, and April.

  • Option 4: Ten (10) monthly payments beginning August.

  • Option 5: Twelve (12) monthly payments beginning June.

For any additional questions about Tuition Assistance, please contact the Business Office at 520-529-3888 option 2 or email Emily Lunne at elunne@thaaz.org.


If you have any questions about how you can afford THA, please complete the form below or call 520-529-3888.

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