Financial Aid Application

Flex Tuition / Financial Aid Application (2020-21)

  • By typing my name below I certify that the information I provide in this application for Flex Tuition/financial aid is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge.

    I further commit that I have applied / will apply to the required School Tuition Organizations (STOs) listed below, and will seek assistance from the IDEA School in completing this obligation if needed. If I have any questions about these requirements I will raise them with David Higuera as soon as possible, at david@explorebuildlearn.org or 520-310-3919.

    Note: Those receiving ESA scholarships are not required to apply to the STOs.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Students

  • In order to be eligible for Flex Tuition/financial aid from the IDEA School, you MUST apply to the following two School Tuition Organizations (STOs) as well -- unless you have an ESA scholarship (see below).

    These STOs have thousands of dollars available in scholarships for eligible families, which helps us make Flex Tuition work. (Note: Each requires proof of income.)
  • Apply to IBE: Now accepting applications for 2020-21. Must re-apply each year.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Apply to Arizona Leadership Foundation (ALF): Now accepting applications for 2020-21. Deadline July 22, but apply today.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    NOTE: If you are ineligible for ALF scholarship based on your income, OR your are receiving an ESA Scholarship (Empowerment Scholarship Acct) from the AZ Dept of Education, enter today's date above and provide details in the comments below. Thank you.
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  • Primary Household

  • What was the Total Gross Income (before taxes) for the student's primary household in 2019?
  • Number of dependent children living in applicant's primary household, including applicant. (Age as of 09/01/20)
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 5.
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 5.
  • Please complete the following regarding your gross household income for 2019, for adult members of the student's primary household. Include all types of income.

  • put "N/A" if not applicable
  • Enter "00" if not applicable
  • If you receive any direct monetary government benefit for your student(s) (e.g. adoption benefit/stipend), please list the benefit & monthly amount here. If this does not apply to your situation, please put "N/A".
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  • Secondary Household (if applicable)

  • What was the Total Gross Income (before taxes) for the student's secondary household in 2019, if applicable?
  • Number of dependent children living in applicant's secondary household, including applicant -- if applicable. (Age as of 09/01/20)
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 5.
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 5.
  • Please list any major expenses that impact your bottom line, such as high medical costs due to expensive chronic healthcare needs, unexpected medical expenses or emergencies; childcare (0-5), eldercare, or other ongoing family care obligations; caring for a loved one with a disability; large student loan debt (as compared to income); costs associated with being a grandparent raising your grandchild, etc.

  • Are there any special circumstances regarding your household's finances that we should know about as we evaluate your Financial Aid application? This might include recent or expected changes due to COVID-19, or other changes in 2020 income as compared to 2019.

  • Drop files here or
    Please upload the first 2 pages of your 2019 Federal Tax Return, with all SSN's blacked out (PDF only please). If you cannot upload them here, you are welcome to bring them to the IDEA School office or mail them to IDEA School c/o Financial Aid, 325 W 2nd Street #6, Tucson AZ 85705. Applications are considered incomplete until the tax return documentation is received. Thank you.