Tuition Assistance

How to Apply

Calhoun processes its Tuition Assistance applications through Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS). Complete instructions are available at TADS. Please submit the application and supporting material by December 15, 2018.  

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.

Families applying for entry into kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th and 9th grades for the 2019-2020 academic year are invited to apply for tuition assistance. Unfortunately, assistance won't be available for incoming students in 1st, 5th, 8th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades.

For More Information About the Application

For questions regarding the Tuition Assistance application process or how to fill out or submit forms, please contact the TADS helpline at: 1.800.477.8237 or e-mail TADS Support. Support and Tuition Assistance forms are available in English and Spanish.

Also see Tuition Assistance FAQs.

Special Circumstances

Should you have particular circumstances that should be shared with Calhoun's Tuition Assistance 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. If the December 15 deadline is difficult, please send a letter of explanation to Andrew Hume by December 1, 2018.

Tuition Assistance 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 tuition assistance and continue to demonstrate financial need. Families who enroll in K-12 paying full tuition are not eligible for tuition assistance in their time at Calhoun. Families who enroll in preschool may apply for tuition assistance in kindergarten. In cases when a family's financial situation changes significantly, Calhoun has a small pool of emergency assistance available for one year only.

Deadline for 2019–20 School Year

Please submit a Tuition Assistance application by December 15, 2018.

Applying to TADS


TADS Tuition Assistance Worksheet

View or download this TADS Financial Aid Worksheet to find out what data needs to be gathered before completing the Tuition Assistance application.

TADS Tuition Assistance Application

The Tuition Assistance application, available mid-October, must be completed online by December 15, 2018 for the 2019-20 school year.

For More Information

Andrew Hume
Director of Enrollment
212-497-6511