How do we apply for tuition assistance?
The Raleigh School uses Tuition Aid Data Service (TADS) to process tuition assistance applications and review all required supporting documentation. Beginning October 3, 2022, parents can access the online tuition assistance application by going to www.tads.com. Choose family LOG IN at the top of the page, then select Financial Aid Assessment. On your first visit you'll be prompted to create a new account. You can save and return to your application as many times as necessary before submitting. When complete, submit your application and pay the nonrefundable application fee of $60.
How are tuition assistance awards determined?
When determining a family’s eligibility for tuition assistance, The Raleigh School considers a need analysis provided by TADS. The TADS system considers taxable and non-taxable income, assets, liabilities, family size, and the number of students in tuition-charging schools. After an allowance for basic necessities and required taxes, the remaining funds are considered available for education. Tuition Assistance is awarded without regard to race, gender, national and ethnic origin, or religion.
I have questions about information being asked for in the online application, who do I contact?
For questions specific to the tuition assistance application, please contact TADS Customer Support at
1-800-477-8237 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 9 pm EST.
We have submitted a complete application and the required documentation to TADS by the deadline and several weeks have passed without any communication. Who do I contact?
Please contact Heather Campbell, Director of Finance & Operations, at email@example.com or 919-546-0788 ext. 115.
Will my family receive tuition assistance every year?
Tuition assistance must be applied for each year, and recalculations are made using current information. The goal is to ensure consistent levels of aid when circumstances remain largely the same.
What happens when parents are divorced or separated?
Both parents are expected to contribute to the cost of their child’s education. Therefore, both parents are required to complete and submit a tuition assistance application and required supporting documentation to TADS.
Is my financial aid application confidential?
All applications and awards are held in the strictest confidence.