Financial Aid Information -TADS

TADS Financial Assessment & St. Martin Academy

TADS Financial Aid Assessment Service has been selected by St. Martin Academy to conduct fair and confidential financial need assessments for families that may need assistance paying tuition.
To access the TADS online application, visit and click on ‘Financial Aid Assessment’ to begin. If you have questions during the application process, you may reach TADS at 800-477-8237, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Central Time. TADS staff are also available through live chat on our website and email at @.   Parents who have applied previously for the Bishop Flores Grant can apply for tuition assistance again.  The program is now called the Diocesan Tuition Assistance Program. The deadline has been extended to April 10, 2020.

Financial Aid Assessment

Tuition assistance is available on the basis of demonstrated need. If you believe that your resources are not sufficient to meet the total costs of a St. Martin of Tours Academy education, you are encouraged to apply.

TADS provides a framework through which a household need can be measured fairly and equitably. Recommendations from TADS are used by the St. Martin of Tours Academy finance committee in accordance with its policies to determine the award amount. Final awards notices will be mailed in May by the committee.

Application Information

Applications for tuition assistance may be completed online at  The $31 processing fee is made payable to TADS. Failure to pay the processing fee may delay the evaluation.

Applications are processed according to need from January 2, 2020 to March 31, 2020.

  • Tuition assistance will be granted on a temporary basis to those families with documented financial need for aid in providing a Catholic education for their child(ren).
  • Amount of financial aid may be up to but not exceeding 50% of the total tuition rate (Rate 2).
  • In any given year, individual family tuition aid grants are dependent on the number of families applying for assistance and the tuition assistance funds available.

  • Eligibility for aid is determined by TADS in conjunction with the St. Martin of Tours Academy Finance Committee, based on completion of required documentation.

  • St. Martin Preschool families entering kindergarten may apply for aid.

  • New families to St. Martin Academy are eligible for aid after their first year of enrollment.

  • Families are eligible for aid and may re-apply for financial assistance for up to four years if current with tuition/day care payments and service hour requirements.

Supporting Documentation

The following supporting documentation must be submitted to TADS via mail or fax prior to the application due date.

  • Household members’ most recently completed federal tax forms (personal and businesses owned)
  • W-2’s from each job held by household members
  • Most recent pay stub from each job held by household members
  • Documents that establish the amount of miscellaneous monthly or yearly income you currently receive (i.e., welfare, food stamps, unemployment, workers’ compensation, etc.,)
  • All corporate, partnership, and trust forms if a household member owns 20% or more interest in a corporation, partnership or trust

Need Assistance with your Application?

You may contact TADS for assistance completing the application or to check application status. TADS does not have award information.

Online Chat:
E-mail: @
Mailing Address: 1201 Hawthorne Ave., Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Telephone: 800.884.8237 (M-F, 8-8 Central)
Fax Number: 612.548.3326 (24 hours)

Quick Financial Aid Assessment FAQ

What are the requirements for financial aid?
The financial need evaluation is different for every school and every family. We take into account all aspects of your financial situation during the evaluation.

What documentation will I need to complete the application?
The required supporting documentation will be outlined at the beginning and end of the online application and is tailored specifically to what is entered on your application. Typically, TADS requires your most recent W-2 statements and recommends families to submit their 2019 1040 with the 2019 W2s, your most recent pay stubs as well as documentation of the stated debt on your application. Other documentation may be required.

How can I send in the supporting documentation?
You may mail, fax or upload your documentation to TADS. We will give you document submission information at the end of the application.
What if I want to leave my online application and come back to it later?
You may log back in to the TADS system and complete the application at any time.
How do I know if you have received my fax, mail or upload?
TADS will send you an email within 48 business hours of receiving your fax, mailed document or upload.

If my circumstances change, can I change my application?
Please call the TADS helpline if you need to adjust your application, a TADS representative will ask for documentation of these changes to be submitted by mail, fax or upload.
What if I have other questions?
TADS is here to help! You may contact us Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Central Time at 800-477-8237, @ or through our online chat at

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