Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Completing an Application:

Q: Do I need to do anything after I submit my application?
A: After your application is submitted, you will need to upload financial documentation. This may include 2022 federal tax forms or other financial documentation as pertains to your circumstances, W2s, most recent pay stubs, and documentation about stated debt.

Q: Do I need to complete an application for each child?
A: No, unless the other child’s school is not a participating school.

Q: How will I know if my application is complete?
A: TADS will contact you by email if you are missing any documents. You can also email their customer support to verify your application is complete.

Q: How will TADS contact me?
A:They will use the email address that is connected to your TADS account. Check your spam folder to make sure you don’t miss any communications.

Q: Is there a maximum income amount?
A: There is no maximum income amount for ADW Tuition Assistance. We encourage all families to apply and understand that every family has a unique financial situation.

Q: How much can I possibly be awarded?
A: Potential award amounts are as follows:

  • K-8 Schools: $1,500 or less
  • Independent High Schools: $500
  • Archbishop Carroll High School: $2,400 or less
  • Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School: Contact their Admissions Department for more information.
  • Consortium of Catholic Academies (CCA): Contact your individual school for more information.

After Completing an Application:

Q: Why haven’t I received a decision on my application / why does it say pending / what is the status of my application?

  1. Applications received after the February deadline will not be considered for ADW aid.
  2. If you applied before the deadline but did not submit your documents on time your application will not be considered for ADW aid.
  3. If you applied after the deadline, contact your school directly.

Q: Can I switch my award from one school to another?
A: Elementary Schools (K-8): Yes, between schools in the same category (CCA, K-8, Independent High Schools). Some independent schools may not be eligible for ADW aid. If you request to transfer aid to a school that does not qualify you will be notified.

High Schools: Aid cannot be transferred to or from Archbishop Carroll High School or Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School. For other independent schools, you will be notified if the school does not participate in our tuition assistance program.

To request that your award be transferred please complete this form: Award Transfer Request

Q: My award has not been added to my tuition billing account.
A: Unfortunately, we are unable to re-review applications and decisions.

Q: We have decided not to enroll in an ADW school and would like to decline our award.
A: Please complete this form: Decline Award

Q: Do I have to do anything to accept my award?
A: No, but if you decide not to accept the award, please notify us by using the form above.


List of schools that participate in ADW Tuition Assistance Program

K-8 Schools

Academy of Saint Matthias the Apostle

Academy of the Holy Cross

Annunciation School

Archbishop Neale School

Cardinal Hickey Academy

Father Andrew White, SJ School

Holy Cross School

Holy Redeemer School, College Park

Holy Redeemer School, Kensington

Little Flower School, Great Mills

Mary of Nazareth School

Our Lady of Lourdes School

Our Lady of Mercy School

Our Lady of Victory

Our Lady, Star of the Sea School

Saint Joseph School

Saint Ambrose School

Saint Andrew Apostle School

Saint Augustine School

Saint Bartholomew School

Saint Bernadette School

Saint Columba School

Saint Elizabeth School

K-8 Schools

Saint Francis International School

Saint Jane de Chantal School

Saint Jerome Academy

Saint John School, Hollywood

Saint John the Baptist School

Saint John the Evangelist School, Clinton

Saint John the Evangelist School, Silver Spring

Saint Jude Regional School

Saint Martin of Tours School

Saint Mary of the Assumption School

Saint Mary of the Mills School

Saint Mary School of Piscataway

Saint Mary School, Bryantown

Saint Mary School, Landover Hills

Saint Mary School, Rockville

Saint Michael School

Saint Patrick School

Saint Peter School, DC

Saint Peter School, Olney

Saint Peter School, Waldorf

Saint Philip the Apostle School

Saint Pius X Regional School

Saint Raphael School

Independent K-8 Schools:

Brookewood Academy

Connelly School of the Holy Child

Mother Catherine Academy

Mother of God School

San Miguel School

The Avalon School

CCA Schools:

Sacred Heart School

Saint Anthony School

Saint Francis Xavier Academy

Saint Thomas More Catholic School

ADW High Schools:

Archbishop Carroll High School*

Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School*

Independent High Schools:

Academy of the Holy Cross

Bishop McNamara

Brookewood School

Connelly School of the Holy Child

DeMatha Catholic High School

Elizabeth Seton High School

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory

Our Lady of Good Counsel

Saint John’s College High School

St. Mary’s Ryken High School

St. Vincent Pallotti High School

The Avalon School