Apply for Financial Aid

 If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please review the process and steps below.

  1. Determine Family Contribution: Discuss and decide the maximum amount your family can contribute.
  2. Apply: Visit the TADS web site (tads.com) and complete an online application for financial aid. If you have any questions during the process, you may reach TADS at 800-477-8237, Monday through Friday from 6 am to 6 pm Pacific Time.
  3. Qualify: Your demonstrated financial need, as determined by your TADS application and our Financial Aid Committee, will determine if you qualify for an award.
  4. Be Selected: The amount of qualified applicants every year exceeds the nearly $3.4 million annual financial aid budget. Qualifying for a financial aid award does not automatically mean your child will be selected.
  5. Accept: If offered an award, your family will need to decide whether to accept or not.
All awards are based on demonstrated financial need and may not be combined with one another.

Please go to TADS.com to create an account. You will use this account to upload all of your financial aid application components. For divorced or separated parents, or never married parents living apart, a separate financial aid application must be submitted for each household.

Documents to be uploaded with your application:
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns
  • 2017 Form W-2/1099
  • 2017 Federal Business Tax Returns: If applicable, upload to your TADS account with all pages and schedules of forms 1065, 1120, or 1120s, as well as any K-1s.
  • Letter of Family Circumstance: If a letter of explanation would help us better understand your financial situation, please include it in your TADS application.
For new students the financial aid application must be completed by November 1, 2018, for early decision candidates and by January 11, 2019 for regular decision candidates.
 
Applications received after these dates will be considered if there any remaining funds.
To schedule a financial aid information appointment, call (707) 636-2476
Monday-Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.
2500 Farmers Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707.545.1770
info@sonomaacademy.org

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