Diocese of Sioux City Scholarship Program


The Diocese of Sioux City Catholic Schools Scholarship program and St Patrick's School are pleased to once again provide tuition assistance to qualifying families. This program, supported by over 700 donors provides expanded opportunities to help qualifying families afford the Catholic School of their choice. Tuition assistance is available to all families whose 2017 total income meets the eligibility guidelines.

St Patrick's School also has local funding to provide tuition assistance over and above the Diocesan Scholarship program thus providing supplementary tuition assistance. Our local assistance program is open to all locally qualifying families, not just those eligible for the Diocesan Scholarship program. To qualify for local assistance families must first submit an application and then complete a request for local assistance. Requests for local assistance can be made by contacting the school at 712-324-3181.

Both the Diocesan Scholarship program and St Patrick's School will be using a new financial aid administrator out of Minneapolis, MN named TADS. We are confident about the transition and believe they will provide us the necessary service we need at the Diocese of Sioux City for our administrators, parents and many others. 

Thank you for choosing a Catholic education for your children, it’s the most important investment a parent can make. May the peace be with you and your family in 2018 and beyond. 

2018/2019 TADS Information for Parents

  • At St Patrick's we are happy to assist you with the application process. A brief video about how to begin the application process can be found at on the left. If you do not have Internet access to complete this application online, please call Diane Burns at 712-324-3181 at the school for assistance.


  • The application fee for each family remains at $23. If this fee is cost prohibitive for your family, please contact Mrs. Schmalen.


  • The TADS application needs to be completed no later than April 1, 2018. The application is available online at www.mytads.com in both English and Spanish.  In addition to your completed application, you must include a copy of current wage and tax information.  See the attached “Grant & Aid Assessment” flyer from TADS for specific requirements. We urge you to complete the materials early to allow time for notification of any missing materials.


  • To assist you in completing the application, you may contact the TADS call center at 1.800.477.8237 Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM-8:00 PM.  The TADS online application also has a chat feature to assist parents available Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM-8:00 PM.


  • Award notification letters will be mailed in Mid-May.  The complete timeline with specific information concerning the application is found below.

    February 1:  Applications available online at mytads.com

    April 1:  Completed applications must be filed electronically with all required tax materials.  Applications with missing information cannot be processed.

    Mid-May:  Award notification letters sent to all families who applied.


  • We strongly encourage every family to complete an application. The Diocesan Financial Scholarship coupled with our local tuition assistance program will be able to make Catholic Education affordable for all. 


  • If you have questions about the assistance program, contact the school at 712-324-3181 or dburns@stpatrickssheldon.org.. Contact the TADS call center at 1.800.477.8237 with specific questions about the application. This is a wonderful opportunity for qualifying families.


Mrs. Schmalen

Mr. Mueting