Indexed Tuition Application
To help us objectively assess what a family is able to contribute to education expenses, TST uses SmartAid as a trusted third party. We use the SmartAid asssessment figures as a baseline for our Indexed Tuition determinations, taking into consideration our school’s policies and the resources available for returning students as well as applicant families.
|Application and W2’s, Recent Pay Stubs|
|Preliminary Indexed Tuition Notification Sent|
|on or before February 15th||By March 15th|
|Tax Return Documentation|
|Final Indexed Tuition based on VERIFIED financial information Notification Sent|
|on or before April 15th||By May 17th|
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who should complete this aid application?
A: Whomever the child resides with should complete this application whether it is a parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, or legal guardian. There is a section within the application where you can enter contributions from non-custodial parents and relatives.
Q: Why do I need to input my spouse’s information if I am remarried and they are not legally responsible for my children?
A: Smart Aid’s calculation works off of the total household income, therefore including all income, whether the party is legally responsible for your children or not. Our system however, does take into effect your spouse’s expenses as well as their income. It is important to list all expenses that are asked of within the application.
Q: I do not have the required tax documents. HELP!
A: Include the most recent tax documentation you have available. If you are asked for a specific line from a tax document that you have not yet completed, please estimate the projected amount.
Q: How will I know if I qualify for aid or not?
A: We do not disclose information about the results of your application. All final tuition aid decisions, including notification of an award amount (if any); will be made by your school. For the date award notices will be given, please contact your school directly.
Q: What if I want to edit my application?
A: Once an application has been submitted and paid for it can no longer be edited by a parent. However, if changes are necessary a written statement with the change (including the application ID), should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.