Financial Aid Assessment Overview

The TADS financial aid assessment process ensures that available funds are best used to promote your school’s particular objectives. Why use a process or formula that fails to meet your specific needs? The one size-fits-all approach simply does not work with financial aid. TADS provides a start-to-finish solution guaranteed to meet your school’s financial aid requirements.


For over 40 years, TADS has worked to develop a first-rate financial aid evaluation product. Our comprehensive systems were designed with you in mind; they are efficient and easy to use. By gathering feedback from our schools, we have continually improved our system to produce a flexible evaluation product. TADS provides fast turn-around times, accurate auditing of your families’ applications and advanced formula customization. And we back it all up with a great customer service team.

Real Auditing and Support

Unlike other services, which simply compare numbers from one sheet to the next, our processes show your families’ real financial picture. With over 140 comparison points in our system, our auditors and support staff are able to address any inconsistencies with the reported finances of applicants, ensuring that your funds go to those who truly need it.


No more dealing with old, inflexible legacy systems. We listen to our customers and progress with them. In the past two years alone, we have improved and added many features, including secure supporting document upload for families, fund management for schools, supplemental forms and an online Spanish application.

Complete Solutions

TADS is here to do the work so you don’t have to. We fully audit all your applications, checking against business schedules, 1040s, W2s, debt documentation and collecting letters of special circumstance. We also follow up by phone, making sure we have all the information we need to provide an accurate audit of your families. Our system is highly transparent; it allows you to see how we reach our results by viewing detailedreports accompanied with digital scans of all supporting documentation. Finally, when it comes time for you to allocate your tuition assistance funds, our powerful grant management tool is available to you at no cost.