How to Apply for Need-Based Tuition Assistance
Like many independent schools, Carden Conejo School has partnered with TADS, a third party administrator, to assist in determining a family’s ability to contribute to educational expenses. Our Tuition Assistance Committee uses this assessment, along with any additional information regarding special circumstances, to make tuition assistance aid award decisions, taking into consideration our financial aid budget for any given year.
All of the tuition assistance funds for the 2020-21 school year have been committed. Families enrolled at Carden Conejo School in Kindergarten – 5th Grades for the 2021-2020 school year that can demonstrate financial need, may apply for tuition assistance by submitting an online tuition assistance application at www.TADS.com. A processing fee of $34 is payable to TADS at the time of submission.
Families requesting tuition assistance must reapply each school year.
Funds for tuition assistance are limited. Priority consideration will be given to those families who submit their applications by May 15, 2020. Interested families should make every effort to meet the May 15, 2020 priority filing deadline. Applications received after this date will be considered based on any remaining funds available.
In order to receive notification of a tuition assistance award, an applicant must have received an offer of admission for the 2020-2021 school year. Family notification of tuition assistance amounts will be sent approximately two weeks after May 15. Families missing the May 15, 2020 priority filing deadline will be notified of any tuition assistance award approximately three weeks after completion of the online Tuition Assistance application
All families must fully complete a two-step process in order to receive tuition assistance:
Step #1 is to complete the online application at www.TADS.com and submit required documentation (including prior year tax returns, revenue and expenses verification, pay stubs, and Form 4506-T), as specified in the application. Priority consideration is given to those who apply by May 15, 2020.
Step #2 requires submission of all remaining documents requested for review and verification by TADS (including completed current year 2019 tax returns, K-1’s etc.). All requested documentation must be submitted to TADS no later than June 30, 2020.
Tuition assistance awards will be considered preliminary and remain as such until the school receives notification from TADS that all documents, including 2019 tax returns, have been submitted. Discrepancies will be evaluated and awards may be adjusted or revoked if deemed appropriate by the Tuition Assistance Committee.
Use this financial aid worksheet to guide you through the application process.
Applications for the 2020-21 school year are available.
For more information or specific questions about the application process for Tuition Assistance, please contact the TADS Parent Helpline at 1(800) 884-8237 or email@example.com.