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Affording Inly

About Financial 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 financial assistance. However, due to limited resources, not all financial assistance requests can always be funded.

What to Know About Financial Assistance

  • It is available beginning in Kindergarten.
  • New students’ families should complete admissions and financial assistance applications concurrently.
  • All families receiving financial assistance must re-apply 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 Financial Assistance Committee will determine awards as funds become available.
  • In separated or divorced families, both parents or guardians must submit applications.

Financial Assistance Deadlines

The deadlines to submit financial assistance applications and supporting documents, for your family to be considered for the 2019-20 school year, are as follows:

Jan 4 - Financial Assistance Application Deadline
Jan 25 - Financial Assistance Supporting Documents Due

Any Financial Assistance Application or Supporting Documents received after the deadlines will be considered on a rolling basis, pending available funds.

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

List of 2 items.

  • 1. Submit Application

    Returning and new families must submit the online financial aid 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 Alan Boyer, 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 26, 2017.
    • A copy of both parents' or guardians' 2016 1040 federal tax return with all schedules and W2s.
    • A copy of both parents' or guardians' 2017 1040 federal tax return with all schedules and W2s.
    • If either parent or guardian is self-employed, a copy of the 2016 and 2017 corporate tax return

Have Questions?

Questions regarding the financial assistance process may be directed to:
Alan Boyer
Business Manager
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 financial 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.

Click here to view the TADS brochure.

Additional Resource


List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. How is a financial assistance award determined?

    The amount of financial 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 financial assistance receive funding?

    Financial 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 financial 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 financial assistance process?

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

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