Before you get into the financial aid process, we want to make sure that DSA is the right fit for your child!
- - Call our admissions office to start a conversation.
- - Or even better, schedule a tour and meet with them in person.
- - If your child is a good fit, and you find DSA a good fit, the admissions office will send you a link to apply to the school.
The next step is to complete the enrollment application for your child. You will get a link to the application from our admissions department.
Make sure this has been completed and submitted before moving on to the scholarships and financial aid assessment.
Once the admissions office has your child’s enrollment application, then it’s time to look into state scholarships. Florida has some great options for helping families afford DSA.
We ask any families who are in need of financial aid to apply to these programs before completing our DSA financial aid assessment.
Each family will need to apply to these state scholarships on their own, but If you have questions about any of these scholarships, you’re welcome to contact our business office for assistance.
If your family is awarded a scholarship, you and DSA will both be notified.
DSA uses Blackbaud Financial Aid Management to assess each family’s financial aid needs.
To complete your DSA financial aid assessment, go to www.studentfinancialaid.blackbaud.school/ and select the Financial Aid Assessment link.
Once you create a family login, you can complete the online assessment.
Tuition assistance is awarded based on individual needs as recommended by Blackbaud Financial Aid Management.
There is a $45 fee that is paid to Blackbaud Financial Aid Management at the completion of the assessment process.
Note: It’s important that families are following up with emails from Blackbaud Financial Aid Management even after their assessment was submitted. There are occasions where additional documents are needed from www.studentfinancialaid.blackbaud.school/ to complete the assessment.
Once you complete your Blackbaud Financial Aid Management assessment, the DSA business office will take between 2-4 weeks to process and review your family’s information in Blackbaud Financial Aid Management, and then communicate award packages to the families that have qualified.