Tuition & Financial Aid
Unlock the potential of your child with a well-rounded, high quality, affordable education. While we understand sending your child to a private, college and career preparatory school is a commitment for families, the Board of Trustees at ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY reviews tuition costs annually to offer great, affordable academics in a community where values matter. Upon acceptance, a $550 deposit is required to hold a student’s place for the upcoming school year. The deposit is applied toward the total tuition cost and is non-refundable. IPA’s tuition for the 2023-2024 school year will be as follows:
|Grades K – 5
|Grades 6 – 12
Tuition Payment Options
IPA families have the choice of two tuition payment options:
Payment in Full
- All tuition is paid by July 1 prior to the start of the school year.
Monthly Payment Plan
- Families can elect to pay tuition in 12 equal installments from June through May.
- Monthly payments are made through the FACTS Tuition Management Program by automatic withdrawal from a bank account.
- There is a $50 annual fee to set up an account with FACTS.
- Families who opt for the monthly payment plan are also require to participate in the Tuition Refund Plan.
For questions about FACTS, please email the IPA business office at [email protected] or call (808)674-3523.
Tuition Refund Plan
Since the financial commitment of enrollment is for an entire year, IPA offers a Tuition Refund Plan. The Tuition Refund Plan enables families to insure themselves against full liability for unused tuition due to student withdrawal, dismissal, or extended medical absence. Cost of the Tuition Refund Plan is 2.2% of the total tuition.Participation in the Tuition Refund Plan is required for families who chose the Monthly Payment Plan, and is optional for those families who pay the full tuition by July 1. Download a pdf of the Tuition Refund Plan for more information.
Additional expenses not covered by tuition also include:
Extended Day Care – IPA offers a convenient before and after school extended care program on-campus for an additional fee.
Lunch – students may bring lunch from home or elect to order lunch at an additional cost.
School Supplies – the average cost for school supplies is approximately $100, but varies with grade level.
School Uniforms – one week’s uniform outfits range from about $200-$300.
Textbooks – students in Grades 6-12 purchase textbooks. The cost for books depends on the grade level and course selection.
Technology Fee – a $525 technology fee is assessed yearly for all students in Grades K-12.
Miscellaneous – there may be additional fees and expenses depending on grade level, including class trips, dances, and athletics. In some cases, fundraising may be done to help offset the cost of certain activities.
ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is committed to creating an inclusive student body and broadening socio-economic diversity by providing need-based financial aid to qualified students who might not otherwise pursue an independent school education. Candidates are admitted to ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY based on established admission criteria, regardless of family financial circumstances. The confidential financial aid process is completely separate and in no way influences admission decisions.
IPA’s Financial Aid Program assists many students with their desire to attend IPA, with approximately 25% of the student body receiving need-based tuition assistance each year.
Please note that all interested applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid simultaneously as they are applying for admission. Only applicants that have been accepted for admission and completed their Financial Aid application, with all required documents uploaded will reviewed. Financial Aid decision letters will be sent out after an applicant has been accepted. Financial Aid applications received AFTER a student has already been accepted will not be reviewed for the current school year.
To Apply For Financial Aid
Complete the Parents Financial Statement online. ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY uses the FACTS financial aid portal in the financial aid process to determine demonstrated economic need. Applications for financial aid are available November 1. Apply here.
Financial Aid applications are available.
- For divorced or separated families: both natural parents should complete the PFS online and submit the required supporting documents.
- For non-working parents: the school’s policy requires that every financial aid applicant provide a statement to IPA’s Financial Aid Committee explaining why there is a non-working spouse in the family.
Ke Aloha a Pauahi Scholarships
for Students of Hawaiian Ancestry
Financial aid is also available through a collaborative partnership between ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY and Kamehameha Schools through the Ke Aloha a Pauahi Collaboration which provides tuition assistance to eligible new and currently enrolled students of Native Hawaiian ancestry beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.Details are available on our Kamehameha Schools Collaboration page.
Hisako Wilhelm Endowed Scholarship
The Hisako Wilhelm Endowed Scholarship will support students from single-parent households who qualify both academically and financially. Once a student is accepted to ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY and qualifies for aid, the Financial Aid Committee will award scholarships based on specific criteria. This scholarship will be available in the future, and does not apply for the 2023-2024 academic school year.