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Affording Inly

Tuition Assistance Webinar

About Tuition Assistance at Inly

Inly would like to ensure that any student offered admission has a realistic chance to enroll, 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 tuition assistance. However, due to limited resources, not all tuition assistance requests can always be funded.

What to Know About Tuition Assistance

  • It is available beginning in Kindergarten.
  • New students’ families should complete admissions and tuition assistance applications concurrently.
  • If your family qualifies for assistance and accepts the award(s) for your child(ren), it will be “locked in” for three school years. You will not have to submit an application each year.
  • To ensure objectivity, all applications are processed through Tuition Aid Data Service (TADS).
  • It is granted based on applicants' need, total available funds, and the number of applicants.
  • Funds are limited. Applicants whose needs cannot be met, will be placed in a 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.

Steps to Apply for Tuition Assistance

List of 2 items.

  • 1. Submit Application

    Returning and new families must submit the online tuition assistance application to Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS).

    Please download the TADS application worksheet so that you may gather all necessary information prior to applying online.

    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 to Inly. You will set a user name and password so that you may save information and return to it at a later date before submitting it. From there select Massachusetts, Scituate, and then Inly School. You can associate your application to other schools at the end of the online application. If you are unable to complete your application online, please call Rich Wilson, Business Manager at 781-545-5544 x115. If you have questions about the TADS submission process, you may call TADS directly at 800-477-8237 for more information.
  • 2. Mail, FAX or Upload Supporting Docs (email not supported)

    BY MAIL:
    1201 Hawthorne Avenue, Suite 100
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

    BY FAX: 612-548-3326

    UPLOAD: www.tads.com/upload DO NOT SEND VIA EMAIL
    Returning and new families must submit the following documents directly TADS by the deadline January 23, 2021.
    • A copy of both parents' or guardians' 2019 1040 federal tax return with all schedules and W2s
    • A copy of both parents' or guardians' 2020 1040 federal tax return with all schedules and W2s, once filed
    • If either parent or guardian is self-employed, a copy of the 2019 corporate tax return, and the 2020 tax return once filed

Have Questions?

Questions regarding the tuition assistance process may be directed to:
Rich Wilson
Director of Finance and Operations
781-545-5544 x115

Fee waivers are available for applicants meeting certain qualifications.
Inly School is pleased to work with Tuition Aid Data Service (TADS) as our tuition assistance data provider. For over 40 years, TADS has worked to develop a first-rate financial aid evaluation product. Their comprehensive online systems are efficient and easy to use and they have a great customer service team.

Additional Resource


List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. How is a tuition assistance award determined?

    The amount of tuition assistance offered depends on your financial circumstances and the TADS estimated family contribution. The family contribution is based on family size, total income, savings, investments, other assets such as home equity, indebtedness, and any unusual expenses.
  • Q. Does everyone who applies for tuition assistance receive funding?

    Tuition assistance grants are made based on applicants’ need, total available funds, and the number of applicants. Priority is given to existing families already receiving need-based tuition assistance, and to returning families newly applying for assistance. An effort is made to retain some amount of assistance for new applicants to Inly School. In all cases, priority is given to those families with students in grades K–8, however, there is limited aid available for younger students.
  • Q. What steps does Inly School take to ensure confidentiality in the tuition assistance process?

    All applicants remain anonymous in the committee review process and specific families receiving tuition assistance are known only by the Business Office.
  • Q. Who sits on the tuition assistance committee?

    This committee includes the Head of School, Business Manager and Director of Admission.

Inly School

46 Watch Hill Drive | Scituate, MA 02066
Tel: 781-545-5544 | Fax: 781-545-6522
Welcome to Inly, a private, independent Montessori school with innovative programs that inspire toddlers, preschool and K-8 students to become independent, lifelong learners. Our inviting community draws students from 20 towns on the South Shore of Boston,
including Scituate, Cohasset, Hingham, Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth and Hull.
Inly School admits students of any race, color, religious affiliation, national and ethnic origin, and without regard to disability, to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at our school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious affiliation, national and ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.