TUITION ASSISTANCE PROCESS
Dawson has a robust Tuition Assistance program that creates opportunities for students from a variety of economic backgrounds to experience the value of a Dawson education. The Tuition Assistance program is need-based. Dawson does not offer merit or athletic scholarships.
Dawson partners with TADS - www.tads.com - in the tuition assistance process. Families apply for assistance directly through the TADS website. After the TADS audit is complete, Dawson’s Tuition Assistance Committee reviews all applications. A family’s financial need is based on TADS computations, applicable documentation, and the Tuition Assistance Committee’s guidelines.
NEW TO DAWSON?
The Tuition Assistance application process is separate from the admissions process, and the need for assistance is not a factor in the admissions review and decision. Prospective Dawson families are encouraged to contact the Scott Schneider, Director of Tuition Assistance, to discuss an interest in the Tuition Assistance program.
Families may begin the tuition assistance application process online with TADS at www.tads.com as early as November. Most applications are completed by the end of January, once all relevant documents have been uploaded and audited by TADS.
The TADS application will request relevant financial documents such as: Tax Returns, W2s, 1099s, paystubs, and other relevant financial records. It is advantageous for families to file income taxes as soon as possible after receiving annual W2s.
Once a family’s application is completed by TADS and all forms have been submitted and audited, the Dawson Tuition Assistance Committee reviews and allocates awards.
Dawson begins processing and allocating new tuition assistance applications in February and will allocate tuition assistance until the budget is exhausted. As such, available funds decrease over time.
* In the event that financial forms and/or information are missing, families will be contacted by TADS no more than three times. If after three times information is not obtained your application will be considered incomplete by the Tuition Assistance Committee.