Tuition Assistance

St. Dunstan Catholic School Funds

The Tuition Assistance Program at St. Dunstan Catholic School is designed to help families who are unable to meet the financial obligation of full tuition and fees; and who have demonstrated a financial need. Tuition assistance is given to a qualified family in need for a one-year period and must be renewed each year.

St. Dunstan School along with the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the other schools in the Diocese are using TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) to process financial aid applications. The application process is fair and confidential. Financial aid awards are made based on a family’s demonstrated need and the availability of St. Dunstan School funds.

All families that would like to be considered for financial assistance for the 2020-2021 school year must complete the TADS online financial aid application. Applications must be submitted by April 9, 2020 with all necessary documentation. Financial aid cannot be considered without the application through TADS.

Procedures for Applying for Financial Aid
  • Complete and submit TADS Financial Aid Application

To apply for financial aid for the 2020-2021 academic year, complete a TADS Financial Aid Application. Please follow the link below to apply. Families currently receiving financial assistance need to re-apply each year to be considered.


  • Submit Supporting Documentation

The following supporting documentation must be submitted to TADS via mail or fax prior to the application due date.

  1. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) most recently completed federal tax forms (personal and businesses owned)
  2. W-2’s from each job held by Parent(s)/Guardian(s)
  3. Most recent pay stub from each job held by Parent(s)/Guardian(s)
  4. Documents that establish the amount of miscellaneous monthly or yearly income you currently receive (i.e. unemployment, worker’s compensation, social security, etc.)
  5. All corporate, partnership and trust forms if a household member owns 20% or more interest in a corporation, partnership or trust
  • Processing fee

The $27.00 processing fee is payable to TADS by echeck, money order or credit card. Failure to pay the processing fee will delay the evaluation.

Need Assistance with your Application?

You may contact TADS for assistance completing the application or to check application status. TADS does not have award information.

Mailing Address: 1201 Hawthorne Avenue, Suite. 100
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Telephone: 800.477.8237 (M-F, 8-8 Central)
FAX Number 612.548.3326 (24 hours)

Another source of tuition assistance may also be available from the Archdiocese of San Francisco for those students who live in San Mateo, San Francisco or Marin Counties. All students, living within the Archdiocese and applying for aid, can also apply for the Archdiocesan Catholic High School Scholarship. A completed Clergy Recommendation Form must be submitted to be eligible for consideration for this scholarship opportunity. The Pastor Recommendation form is located at the end of the TADS online application. All religious denominations are eligible to apply. Please carefully follow the instructions given.


BASIC Fund is a privately funded program dedicated to broadening the educational opportunities for children by helping low-income families afford the cost of tuition at private schools. Grant amounts are based on household size and income. Scholarships are up to a maximum of $2000 per child.

The BASIC fund is intended as a “Helping Hand” for children enrolling into a private school for the first time. The BASIC Fund forms a partnership with parents in the education of their children and expects parents to be actively involved with the schools and their children.

For further information on qualifications, how tuition assistance works, participation guidelines, and how to apply to BASIC Fund, go to the following contact information:

1301 Clay St. #70450
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 415-986-5650
Fax: 415-986-5358

For additional information, please contact:
Vera Salem

(650) 697-8119