TADS Application

Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) will conduct financial need assessments for families that need assistance in paying tuition. The application process is fair and confidential. If financial assistance is required, check off the “Financial Aid” box on the Admission application (CLASS OF 2024 ONLY). If requested, a TADS application must be completed online at https://secure.tads.com.

If you have any questions for TADS, call toll-free 1-800-477-8237, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 8:00pm CST or email support@tuitionaid.com.

Please follow the instructions below to apply for financial aid through TADS. The deadline for submitting a completed application to TADS is:

Incoming Freshman Families November 1, 2019
Incoming Freshman Families
with a brother concurrently attending SJP
November 1, 2019
Returning Families Requesting Aid or already Receiving Aid February 10, 2020


Submitting the Application

Prospective families must submit the online financial aid application to TADS.  Please download the application worksheet so that you may gather all necessary information prior to applying.   

To apply online
, go to www.tads.com.

- Link to Worksheet and TADS Start Page

Special instructions for sections of the TADS form: 

  1. You must include photocopies of all supporting documentation requested by the application. Please do not send originals.

  2. Supporting documentation must be sent right away, so processing is not delayed: most recent W2 statements, most recent paystub, most recent federal tax form, most recent corporate tax return (if applicable), any 1099s, and documentation for all other sources of income (social security, welfare, food stamps, unemployment, child support, workers compensation, etc.) [*most recent could be 2018 financials].

  3. Form – Section 22: List of Tuition Charging Schools

    Use the School ID 38000 for each dependent that plans to attend St. Joseph’s Preparatory School for the 2020-2021 school year. Use the School ID 99999 to describe each dependent that will be attending any tuition charging school other than St. Joseph’s Preparatory School during the 2020-2021 school year. Enter the first five characters of the school name and first five characters of the School City as listed below.

    School Name: STJOS         School City: PHILA         School ID: 38000

  4. Form – Section 24: Special Code Information

No special codes. Please leave this section blank.

5. Form – Section 25: Application Processing Fees

  • Required Processing Fee: $45
    • If you do not enclose this entire fee with your application, TADS will not be able to process your application. Make checks payable to TADS.
  • Corporation/Partnership/Trust Processing Fee: $19
    • You are required to pay this fee if you have filed any of the following forms: Form 1041, Form 1065, Form 1120-A, Form 1120, or Form 1120S.
  • Parental Report Fee: $8
    • By ordering this report, you will be able to review the accuracy of the information that TADS has taken from your application form. Your report will be sent about 10 work days after the Prep receives the report. This report does not show the amount of assistance you may receive from the Prep.


TADS Formula Customization:

The TADS formula for calculating Household Contribution to Education (HCE) works for everyone, including those on government assistance and those who own large corporations and partnerships. TADS allows financial aid administrators to adjust many of the values that are used to calculate HCE so the results more accurately reflect the philosophy and values of the school. TADS believes these adjustments should be established before need is determined, rather than after, and that some formula values should be based on local standards, rather than those used nationally. Some of the formula values that may be adjusted for customization include

  • Minimum and maximum allowed monthly housing expense
  • Monthly allowance for food, clothing and personal expenses
  • Health insurance expenses allowed
  • Medical expenses allowed
  • Charitable contributions allowed
  • Day care expenses allowed
  • Contributions to retirement accounts allowed
  • Elderly care expenses allowed
  • Percent of Excess Assets that should be used toward tuitions

Need Assistance with your Application?
 You may contact TADS for assistance completing the application or to check application status.

Online Chat: http://www.mytads.com/


Mailing Address:
110 N 5th Street
2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55403

800.477.8237 (M-F, 8-8 Central)

Fax Number: 612.548.3326 (24 hours)