applying for financial aid
Families applying for entry into kindergarten through 11th grade are invited to apply for financial aid.
Calhoun processes its financial aid applications through Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS). Complete instructions are available at TADS.
All parents, guardians, stepparents and domestic partners must complete the application online. When families have more than one household, each household must fill out the application. In addition to the application, required supporting materials (including tax returns, W2s, pay stubs, and proof of self-employment if applicable) must by submitted to TADS.
View or download this TADS financial aid Worksheet to find out what data needs to be gathered before completing the financial aid application.
Deadline for 2022–23 School Year
Financial aid applications for 2022-23 will be due December 15, 2021.
For questions regarding the financial aid application process or how to fill out or submit forms, please contact the TADS helpline at 1.800.477.8237 or email TADS Support. Support and financial aid forms are available in English and Spanish.
Should you have particular circumstances that should be shared with Calhoun's Financial Aid Committee, please include a letter of special circumstance in your TADS application. Special circumstances may include a non-working parent or difficulty getting financial documentation for a second household.
Financial Aid Policy & Guidelines
Calhoun endorses the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Principles of Fair Practice for the Administration of Financial Aid. The primary responsibility for financing a Calhoun education rests with the family. All parents and households are financially responsible for tuition and are required to submit financial statements and tax returns to TADS.
Calhoun is committed to providing ongoing assistance to K–12 families who receive financial aid and continue to demonstrate financial need. Families who enroll in K-12 paying full tuition are not eligible for financial aid in their first four years at Calhoun. Families who enroll in preschool may apply for financial aid in kindergarten. In cases when a family's financial situation changes significantly, Calhoun has a small pool of emergency aid guaranteed for one year only. Current families are invited to reach out to Director of Enrollment with questions about affordability.
Payment Plan Options
Families may pay tuition and fees in one of three ways:
- One-Payment Plan: Tuition is due in full on June 1.
- 50/50 Plan: Tuition is paid in two installments: 50 percent by June 1 and the other 50 percent by January 1.
- 12-Month Payment Plan: Tuition is due each month beginning on March 1, with the final installment due February 1.
For more information please contact Andrew Hume, Director of Enrollment.
Financial Aid FAQs
- Are there additional costs besides tuition?
- At what grade levels can one apply for financial aid?
- When does one apply for financial aid?
- What factors are considered when considering if a family qualifies for aid?
- What percentage of your student body receives financial aid?
- Are there any full grants?
- Are there any scholarships or merit awards?
- Does every student who demonstrates need receive financial aid?
- If a family is offered financial aid for the first year at Calhoun, can they count on it in future years?
- If a family does not receive financial aid and enrolls the student for the first year at full tuition, can the family apply for aid the following year or in some future year?
- How can I relay special circumstances or additional information?
- How can I get additional TADS support?