The Diocese of Sioux City Catholic Schools Scholarship program and Spalding Catholic are pleased to once again provide tuition assistance to qualifying families. This program, supported by over 700 donors provides expanded opportunities to help qualifying families afford the Catholic School of their choice.Tuition assistance is available to all families whose 2016 total income meets the eligibility guidelines.

Spalding Catholic also has local funding to provide tuition assistance over and above the Diocesan Scholarship program thus providing supplementary tuition assistance. Our local assistance program is open to all locally qualifying families, not just those eligible for the Diocesan Scholarship program. To qualify for local assistance families must first submit an application and then complete a request for local assistance.

Both the Diocesan Scholarship program and Spalding Catholic will be working with a  new financial aid administrator out of Minneapolis, MN named TADS. We are confident about the transition and believe they will provide us the necessary service we need at the Diocese of Sioux City for our administrators, parents and many others. 

Attached are some instructions and other valuable information about TADS. Please take some time to review and contact your local school or TADS at 1-800-477-8237 with any questions or feedback you may have.

Thank you for choosing a Catholic education for your children, it’s the most important investment a parent can make. May the peace be with you and your family in 2018 and beyond. 

2018/2019 TADS Information for Parents

  • At Spalding Catholic, we are happy to assist you with the application process. A brief video about how to begin the application process can be found to the left. If you do not have Internet access to complete this application online, please call Dan Goebel at 712-756-4528 or email at the school for assistance. If the processing fee is cost prohibitive for your family, please contact Dan Goebel. 
  • The application fee for each family remains at $23.

  • The TADS application needs to be completed no later than April 1, 2018. The application is available online at in both English and Spanish.  In addition to your completed application, you must include a copy of current wage and tax information.  See the attached “Grant & Aid Assessment” flyer from TADS for specific requirements. We urge you to complete the materials early to allow time for notification of any missing materials.
  • To assist you in completing the application, you may contact the TADS call center at1.800.477.8237 Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM-8:00 PM.  The TADS online application also has a chat feature to assist parents available Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM-8:00 PM.
  • Award notification letters will be mailed in Mid-May.  The complete timeline with specific information concerning the application is found below.

February 1:  Applications available online at

April 1 Completed applications must be filed electronically with all required tax materials.  Applications with missing information cannot be processed

Award notification letters sent to all families who applied.

We strongly encourage every family who may qualify to complete an application.

  • If you have questions about the assistance program, contact the school at 712-756-4532 or Contact the TADS call center at 1.800.477.8237 with specific questions about the application. This is a wonderful opportunity for qualifying families.

Note for Partnerships and S Corps: Last year applicants were asked by FACTS to submit the entire Form 1065 for partnerships and 1120S for S corporations if they had an 11% or more ownership interest.  
This year TADS will be requesting Form 1065 for partnerships and 1120S for S corporations if applicants have a 20% or more ownership interest.


Maureen Berg