The Tiered Tuition program provides a limited amount of need-based aid to families who might not otherwise be able to attend the Homestead School.
In order to allocate our resources wisely and fairly, the Homestead School has enlisted the help of the TADS service to evaluate each family’s financial information.
All findings from TADS are kept confidential.
How To Apply
Before Applying for Financial Aid and/or Scholarships, please complete the Homestead School Admissions Application.
After selecting Tier 1 or Tier 2 tuition in the Homestead School application, complete the Application for Financial Aid through TADS.
The analysis is then reviewed by the school’s Tier Committee, who determine the final allocation of financial aid resources for the coming school year. The Homestead School’s Tier Committee consider a number of factors including, but not limited to:
- Each family’s overall financial circumstances, including adjusted gross income, assets, indebtedness, and discretionary expenses
- Demonstrated financial need
- The school’s enrollment goals
- Families currently enrolled at Homestead School will be prioritized.
Tier determinations are made for one year only, and therefore, you must re-apply each school year. The first round of applications are due February 1st for the following school year, after which applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
The TADS financial aid application process is self-guided. You may navigate in and out of the program, allowing you to partially complete an application and go back to it at another time. TADS provides an online email support and a 24/7 helpline to assist you through the process. There is a $55.00 application fee, to be paid by credit card upon completion of the session. Please note: You will need to create a TADS account, separate from the school application account, for this purpose.