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Financing a Saint Thomas Academy Education

We are committed to working with you to clarify the Indexed Tuition process and explain financing options.  Last year 49.6% of Academy students collectively received over $3.2 million dollars in financial awards and assistance.


APPLYING FOR indexed tuition

All Index Tuition applicants must complete a Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) application. TADS is used by most Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to determine a family's ability to pay tuition. TADS applications can be filled online or can be printed and mailed to you from TADS. Completing your TADS application online will expedite the process.

The deadline for Indexed Tuition applications is January 15. Submitting TADS applications after the deadline may affect your Indexed Tuition award, as we have limited funding. Funding cannot be allocated to TADS applicants unless the student has been granted admission to Saint Thomas Academy. TADS may be filed prior to the admission decision, but notification of potential tuition assistance qualification will not be sent until after a student is admitted.

Submit TADS Application

Understanding Saint Thomas Academy Financial Assistance

Saint Thomas Academy's Director of Business Affairs, Pam Kunkel, hosts a financial assistance webinar for parents of prospective students. This is an opportunity to learn how to apply for financial assistance and learn more about real parent experiences.

Meet Mr. Kinzley

Return on Your Investment

95% of cadets earn merit, athletic and leadership scholarships totaling over $15.8 million for their college years. Investing in secondary education can have a proven result. Saint Thomas Academy’s expert college counseling team provides a student-centered, highly personalized approach that empowers boys to reach their higher education goals.

Finding Success in College

Just as we prepare students academically, we help students build the confidence and comfort to work directly with professors, to seek clarification and additional support as they need it, to develop time-management and organizational skills; to be advocates of their own learning.

Class of 2018 STA Seniors

Saint Thomas Academy students go on to attend an impressive range of prestigious colleges and universities. Recently, the most popular schools chosen by Saint Thomas Academy graduates were Boston College, Creighton, Iowa State, Notre Dame, University of Minnesota, University of St. Thomas and the University of Wisconsin.

Below is a complete listing of the schools most recently chosen by our graduates. Our College Counseling Program provides each student and his or her parents with close and careful advising through the college selection, application and admissions process, beginning in the spring of 11th grade.


Saint John's University (with College of Saint Benedict)
University of Minnesota
University of St. Thomas
University of Wisconsin


Boston College
College of the Holy Cross
Colorado State University
Creighton University
Iowa State University


Drake University
Hamline University
Indiana University at Bloomington
Marquette University
Normandale Community College
St. Olaf College
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Kansas
University of Missouri Columbia
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
University of North Dakota
University of Notre Dame
University of South Dakota


Babson College
Baylor University
Butler University
Loyola University Chicago
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Santa Clara University
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
The University of Arizona
United States Merchant Marine Academy
University of Southern California
Xavier University

*about 100 other colleges