|Financial Aid application dates|
|Oct. 1||TADS begins accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year|
|Feb. 1||Application, 2016 W-2(s) and most recently completed IRS 1040 due to TADS|
|Feb. 15||All required supporting financial documents due to TADS, including 2016 IRS 1040|
|Mar. 3||Financial aid grants will be sent to families of new students|
We understand and appreciate the financial commitment families undertake in deciding to send their children to National Presbyterian School. Although paying for education is first and foremost the responsibility of a family, we devote significant funds each year to assist those families who cannot meet the full tuition costs. In turn, our school community benefits by attaining students who would otherwise not be able to attend. If you receive tuition assistance, reductions in Before Care (Early Birds), After Care (After 3 Club), After School Classes, Hot Lunch, and Summer Horizons Camp are available.
All financial aid grants are based on the family's need as determined by NPS and the Tuition Aid Data Service (TADS), a financial assessment program. Parents are required to complete the TADS financial aid application online, which will generate a need analysis report that is sent to NPS. Parents must also submit directly to TADS a copy of their most recent federal income tax forms (1040) that were submitted to the IRS and all W-2s. If applicable, TADS may request additional documentation.
When considering an independent school education, all parents are expected to contribute to their children's educational costs at the highest possible level given their economic situation. The Financial Aid Committee uses the recommendation from TADS as a baseline for our own review. NPS may ask your family to contribute more or less to tuition than what is estimated by TADS. Every family is asked to contribute a minimum amount toward the cost of an NPS education.
Admissions decisions are initially made without regard to the applicant's financial need. Unfortunately, each year, the number of requests for aid is greater than the School's resources; therefore, NPS cannot guarantee a grant for every family whom we would like to accept. If this situation occurs, and there is a possibility that funds may become available at a later date, we will discuss your options with you. Grants are renewable yearly and depend on the School's continued resources, the family's need, and the student's satisfactory progress at NPS.
1. Let us know that you are applying:Indicate on your application for admissions that you intend to apply for financial aid.
2. Complete the Online Financial Aid Application:
Due to TADS by February 1, 2017
Returning and new families must submit the online financial aid application to TADS. The online application for the 2016-2017 school year opens October 1, 2016.
Please download the application worksheet to help you gather all necessary information prior to applying online.Click here for the worksheet:
Click here to begin your application:
You need only complete one application per family, even if you have multiple children applying to NPS. After creating an account with a user name and password allowing you to save information and return to submit later, select "DC" and "National Presbyterian School." You may submit your application to other schools at the end of the online application. If you are unable to complete your application online and require a paper application, or you have questions about the submission process, you may call TADS directly at (800) 477-8237 for more information.
3. Submit Supporting Financial Documents to TADS:
Due to TADS by February 15, 2017.
All applicants for financial aid must either upload or mail a copy of the signed 2016 federal income tax forms (1040) that were submitted to the IRS and all 2016 W-2s directly to TADS. If your 2016 1040 is not yet prepared, you may submit your most recent taxes, but grants will be contingent upon receipt of the required 2016 documents. In order to verify the information submitted in your application, TADS may contact you directly with questions and/ or to request addition documents.
Please ensure the child/children's names are on all documentation submitted. TADS securely stores this information and gives all schools to which you are applying for financial aid confidential access to your documents.
To upload, go to www.tads.com/upload. DO NOT SEND VIA EMAIL
To mail, send to: TADS, 1201 Hawthorne Avenue, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55403
To fax, send to: (612) 548-3326
For new NPS applicants, if all application requirements are completed by February 15, 2017, the Admissions Office will send any available financial aid grant in early March in tandem with your admissions acceptance. Any financial aid applications completed after February 15, 2017 will be considered as funds remain available.