Tuition Assistance & Scholarships Available
Mary Queen of Peace is committed to working with families to afford the cost of a Catholic education. Tuition assistance for elementary grades is available on the basis of demonstrated need. If you believe that your resources are not sufficient to meet the total costs of a Mary Queen of Peace education, you are encouraged to apply.
TADS provides a framework through which household need can be measured fairly and equitably. Recommendations from TADS are used by the MQP award committee in accordance with its policies to determine the award amount.
Applications for tuition assistance may be completed online by visiting TADS at mytads.com. If you would like a paper application, you may request one directly from TADS. The $34.00 processing fee is made payable to TADS and is required for your application to be processed. The priority deadline to apply for financial aid is April 30. Applications are accepted after that date but aid cannot be guaranteed for applications made after that date.
Need Assistance with your Application?
Online chat: www.mytads.com
Phone: 800-884-8237 (M-F, 8-8 Central)
Fax: 612-548-3326 (24 hours)
$1,000 Scholarships to Help Pay for Tuition
The Aim Higher Foundation provides additional scholarships to children whose families are looking for tuition assistance to send their child to a Catholic school in the great Twin Cities metro area. Children attending grades K through 8th grade are eligible to receive $1,000 each. There is no limit to the number of children who receive a scholarship per family.
Once awarded, the Aim Higher Scholarship follows students through 8th grade and to other Catholic schools. In other words, if your child receives a scholarship in kindergarten, he or she will continue to receive $1,000 each year through 8th grade—a possible total of $9,000 in nine years.
Be sure to watch for important dates for the Aim Higher Scholarship Applications for the 2023-2024 school year:
- Applications will be accepted between November 1, 2022 through February 22, 2023.
- A second application period is available between June 1, 2023 through August 6, 2023.**Please note: the amount of funding available for the summer cycle is much smaller than the first period. So please try to complete your application by February 22.
How to apply:
When you complete your TADS Financial Aid Application for Mary Queen of Peace Catholic School, you’re half way to apply to the Aim Higher Foundation Scholarship! Aim Higher uses the same application as our school so you only need to complete one application for both our school and Aim Higher.
Near the end of your application, when you see the Aim Higher Foundation information, simply enter your child’s name and complete the additional questions requested.
Special Tax Information:
If you choose to apply for the Aim Higher Scholarship and you do not have your 2021 end of year tax documentation ready by the February 22nd deadline, the Aim Higher Foundation will accept your 2020 information.