Finances

At Ozark Adventist Academy we know the cost of a Christian education can seem overwhelming. But regardless of a family's financial situation, we make every effort to make a Christian education at Ozark possible. Our goal is that we will not have to turn any students away because of finances.

Each year we design a balanced financial plan for each student for the year. It includes the amount a student can work during a school year, work sponsorships, church matching, and need based scholarships if applicable. These credits can often make the actual costs of attending much more affordable. A student's account must be kept current and parents are responsible for any variation in the budget listed in the financial agreement. The account must be paid before a diploma, transcript or transfer grades will be issued. The account for the applicant or applicant’s siblings from previous years at Ozark must also be paid before the student may enter school for the current school year.

As a part of Ozark's work program students may earn approximately $2,500 towards their tuition during the school year. On average a typical student usually works 10 hours per week (2 hours/school day) However, the amount can vary due to class schedule, student's motivation, and extra-curricular activities. Due of state regulations students ages fourteen and fifteen may only work during the hours of 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on school days. Students under the age of sixteen are also required to obtain a work permit from the State of Arkansas before they can begin working. To obtain the permit, parents need to send a copy of the student's birth certificate to the Business Office and fill out the required form (which is also available by contacting the Business Office). Business Office staff will then submit the application for the student. Generally, it takes about a week for the permit to be received. International students and students under the age of fourteen do not participate in the work program because they cannot legally work in the United States. If you would like to have a student attend Ozark, we can usually design a monthly payment plan to fit your budget. If you have any questions or would like to arrange to visit the academy, please call us 479-736-2221 or contact us via email at [email protected]


Tuition Rates

Our flat rate covers tuition, dorm and cafeteria fees for dorm students, entrance fee, one instrument rental, lab fees, recreation fee, student accident insurance, workers' compensation insurance, class dues, textbook rental, chromebook rental and noon meal on school days for day students.

  • Regular Dorm Student: $17,800

  • Regular Day Student: $11,500

  • International Students: $20,900

  • International Day Student: $14,600
Each student must pay a $500 non-refundable entrance fee at or before registration. It is also recommended that each student make a down payment equal to one month of tuition ($1,100). If the student is a dorm student one month's room and board should be added as well ($630).

An individualized payment plan will be created for the remaining amount. Families may choose a 9-, 10-, or 11-month payment plan. All payment plans need to be completed by August 10 of the following year.


Scholarships & Financial Aid

Financial Aid
Financial aid requests are processed as part of the admissions procedure. Financial aid is awarded based on financial need and the availability of funds.

Scholarships & Sponsorships
Matching Scholarship Plan
Frequently a student's home church will participate by financially sponsoring him or her. Ozark will match the church's contributions up to $750 for dorm students and $500 for day students for the school year. For those students residing in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas, the Conference will also match the church's contributions up to $750 for dorm students and $500 for day students. These contributions or payment arrangments should be made to Ozark Adventist Academy by October 1st.



Work Sponsorship Program
Students can increase their hourly wage by recruiting their own work sponsors. Sponsors can contribute either a one-time donation, flat monthly amount, or an hourly amount. Learn more about the work sponsorship program HERE.



Discounts

Early Down Payment Discount
Ozark Adventist Academy offers an early down payment discount. Dorm students can save up to $223.00 and day students can save up to $160.00. If Ozark Adventist Academy receives a student's $500 registration fee plus the first month's tuition fees by July 15th, parents can save 5 to 10 percent off these fees depending on the type of payment. To qualify for the discount a student's account must have a zero or credit balance. More detailed information is outlined below.

Pay by Check, Cash or ACH - 10% Discount

  • Dorm Student $2,230 - $223.00 Disc = $2,007.00

  • Day Student $1600 - $160.00 Disc = $1,440.00
Pay by Credit or Debit Card - 5% Discount

  • Dorm Student $2,230 - $111.50 Disc = $2,118.50

  • Day Student $1,600 - $80.00 Disc = $1,520.00



Miscellaneous Fees

Depending on the student’s interests and classes, some additional expenses can be expected. They may include:

  • Private music lesson fees are arranged with the teacher.

  • Doctor's fees & prescriptions are charged directly to the parent by the provider.

  • Music apparel fees vary.

  • Private dorm room fees are $100/mo. (Students receiving financial aid are not eligible for a private room.)

  • The fee for day students to stay in the dorm is $10/night.

  • Athletic uniform fees vary.

Transportation Fees

Transportion per Trip (medical etc.)

  • Gentry $5
  • Siloam Springs $10
  • NW Arkansas Airport (XNA) $20
  • Fayetteville/Rogers $30
  • Tulsa $85
Touring organizations may have other fees depending on uniforms, clinics and other special tours.

Any transportation charges or other extra charges are payable directly to the school. These are not included in your regular payment plan amount.




Payment Methods

There are two methods of payment at OAA. We will be happy to assist you in determining which method of payment would work best for you.

The first method of payment is payment in full. A 5% discount will be awarded for paying a school year in advance (3% for a semester). Payments made by credit card or debit card will not receive this discount. Students receiving financial aid are not eligible for this discount.

The second method of payment is to enroll in a monthly payment plan for monthly automated payments (ACH). Payments made by credit or debit card will have an additional processing fee.

You may make a single payment or set up a monthly payment plan at the link below.


International Students

OAA is happy to welcome international students who are interested in a Christian education and who understand the unique mission of our school; however, we have a limited number of places open to international students. Refunds are only permitted for serious illness when it is the attending physician’s opinion that the student should return home. Refunds are not available for other reasons, including disciplinary withdrawals.
Ozark Adventist Academy requires that all international students pay the total school fees before an acceptance letter for a student visa may be issued. International students are not eligible for discounts or student aid. English language assessment testing may be required of students in order to determine proper placement in classes. Early payment discounts do not apply.

International Students must provide English translations for all school records, transcripts, immunization and medical records.

Questions

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about finances, financial plans, scholarships, etc. please contact our Vice-Principal for Finance, Donald Upson, at 479.736.2221 ext. 124 or via email at [email protected]

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