Applying for Financial Aid
As part of our mission of equity and inclusion, St. Patrick's is committed to providing the opportunity for students from various economic circumstances to attend the Day School. St. Patrick's offers only need-based financial aid to qualified students. There are no merit awards. In support of this goal, the Board of Trustees designates funds for the Financial Aid Program each year. In 2012-2013, the school will provide approximately $1.7 million in grants to 17% of the student body.
Independent school education is an investment and a major financial commitment. St. Patrick's believes that all families applying for financial aid bear a responsibility to pay their children's tuition and additional educational costs to the best of their ability.
St. Patrick's strives to provide financial aid grants to all qualified applicants for admission. In some cases, however, a qualified applicant may be offered admission along with a space in our financial aid wait-pool. Grants are awarded to students in the financial aid wait-pool only as funds become available during the spring.
Financial Aid Process
To ensure objectivity, St. Patrick's uses Tuition Aid Data Service (TADS) to evaluate applications. Based on a family's financial information, TADS provides us with an estimated amount that your family can contribute towards educational expenses, which helps us make objective and fair financial aid decisions. To begin your financial aid application for the 2013-2014 enrollment year, follow the steps below.
The deadline for submitting a completed application to TADS is no later than February 1, 2013.
Returning and new families must submit the online financial aid application to Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS).
Please download the application worksheet so that you may gather all necessary information prior to applying online.
Click here for worksheet:
To apply online go to www.tads.com or click here to begin your application:
You only need to complete one application, even if you have several children applying to an individual school. You will set a user name and password so that you may save information and return to it at a later date before submitting it. From there select DC, St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School. You can associate your application to other schools at the end of the online application. If you are unable to complete your application online, forms are available from Sara Dickson, Admission and Financial Aid Associate. If you have questions about the TADS submission process, you may call TADS directly at 800-477-8237 for more information.
Step 2 -
MAIL, FAX OR UPLOAD SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO TADS NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 1, 2013. DO NOT E-MAIL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION.
1201 Hawthorne Avenue, Suite 100
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
BY FAX: 612-548-3326
UPLOAD: www.tads.com/upload DO NOT SEND VIA EMAIL
Applicant families must submit the following documents directly to TADS by February 1, 2013:
- A copy of both parents' or guardians' 2012 1040 federal tax return with all schedules and W2’s.
- If either parent or guardian is self-employed, a copy of the 2012 corporate tax return.
- Supplemental Information Form which will be provided by TADS upon completion of the on-line application.
Application Deadline: Families may submit the financial aid applications and supporting documents starting October 1, 2012. The deadline for submitting the application and supporting materials to TADS is February 1, 2013.
Questions regarding the financial aid process may be directed to:
Director of Admission and Financial Aid