STA APPLICATION INFORMATION
The TCA student tuition aid (STA) program is a needs-based program designed to help families with various levels of need. This year, TCA awarded over $1.5 million in student tuition aid. The STA program does not provide full scholarships, as it is healthy for each family to invest in their child’s education. However, the STA program does provide significant scholarships for families with a high level of need. To be considered for Student Tuition Aid, a student must be accepted for admission or currently enrolled at TCA.
If you need to apply for STA for the 2021-22 school year, please see the How to Apply for Student Tuition Aid document and
STA applications for the 2022-23 school year will be available December 1, 2021.
STA GUIDING PRINCIPLES
In considering STA applications, the STA committee strives to obtain the financial “big picture” for each family. As a result, all assets, liabilities, income and discretionary spending is considered to determine the financial need for each applicant. Student Tuition Aid is awarded based upon financial need in accordance with TCA's policies/practices and the amount of available funds. However, poor academic performance or citizenship could be a sufficient reason for not granting tuition aid. STA applicants must provide extensive information on their financial position and spending, including but not limited to:
- Prior year federal income tax return and related schedules, and Form W-2’s
- Total income for prior year and projected income for current year
- Bank account balances
- Retirement/401K/IRA balances
- Home market value and mortgage balance
- Vehicles make and model and related debt/lease payments
- Credit card and other debt amounts
- Amounts spent on discretionary items (e.g. summer camps, sports/music lessons, vacations, country clubs, etc.)
If you have questions on the STA guidelines and/or wish to discuss your financial numbers prior to beginning your STA application, please contact Brian Rodriguez, Chief Financial Officer.