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Tuition Assistance

About Tuition Assistance at MMS

Metropolitan Montessori School strives to make our Montessori education available to the widest range of students, regardless of their financial circumstances. While we believe that a student’s family has the primary responsibility for financing education, families who demonstrate that their financial resources are insufficient to pay the full cost of tuition are eligible to apply for financial assistance. However, due to limited resources, not all financial assistance requests can always be funded.

Quick Facts about Tuition Assistance

  • It is available beginning in Children’s House (Early Childhood)
  • New students’ families should complete admissions and tuition assistance applications concurrently. The school application fee will be waived.
  • To ensure objectivity, all applications are processed through Tuition Aid Data Service (TADS).
  • It is granted based on applicants’ needs, total available funds, and the number of applicants.
  • Funds are limited. Applicants whose needs cannot be met will be placed in a Tuition Assistance wait pool. The Tuition Assistance Committee will determine awards as funds become available.
  • In separated or divorced families, both parents or guardians must submit applications.
  • Families must reapply for every year in which aid is requested.

Tuition Assistance Deadlines

The deadline to submit tuition assistance applications for the 2021-21 school year is December 4, 2020.

Steps to Apply for Tuition Assistance

Step One: Submit Application

Returning and new families must submit the online financial assistance application to Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS).
Click here to apply at

To apply online, create a new account on the TADS Application site. You only need to complete one application, even if you have several children at MMS. You will set a username and password so that you may save the information and return to it at a later date before submitting it. Please note there is a $45 application fee.

Using the Worksheet will help you gather the information you need.
Click here to apply at

Step Two: Submit Supporting Documentation

BY MAIL: TADS 1201 Hawthorne Avenue, Suite 100 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
BY FAX: 612-548-3326

Returning and new families must submit the following documents directly TADS by the deadline

A copy of both parents’ or guardians’ 1040 federal & state tax returns with all schedules and W2s.
If either parent or guardian is self-employed, a copy of their corporate tax return
Supplemental questions & documentation as required by the school

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Have questions?

You may reach TADS at 800-477-8237, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., CT.
They are also available through live chat on their website and email at [email protected]

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