Tuition Assistance Details

Diocese of Sioux City Catholic Schools Tuition Assistance Program

The Diocese of Sioux City Catholic Schools Tuition Assistance program and your local Catholic 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 2020 total income meets state eligibility guidelines.

Kuemper also has their own local funds to provide tuition assistance over and above the Diocesan Scholarship program, providing supplementary tuition assistance. Kuemper's local Fr. Kuemper assistance program is open to all locally qualifying families, not just those eligible for the Diocesan Scholarship program.

To qualify for tuition assistance families must submit a TADS application by April 1, 2021.

Kuemper, and all Diocesan schools, utilize the company called TADS to assist in determining the level of assistance to be awarded. TADS has developed an application that all families need to complete to be considered for assistance. Your personal information will be held in strictest confidence at all times. If you have a child at more than one Diocesan School, you will only need to complete one application form. If divorced parents each pay a portion of the tuition bill, then each household needs to complete an application for a possible award towards their portion of tuition. There is a $33.00 non-refundable processing fee for the online application payable to TADS.

The TADS application needs to be completed no later than April 1, 2021 (September 15 for new families). All applications must be filled out online. In addition to your completed application, you must include a copy of current wage and tax information. 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 1.800.884.8237 Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM-6:00 PM CST. The TADS online application also has a chat feature to assist parents. The TADS support email address is

If you do not have internet access to complete this application online or the processing fee is cost prohibitive for your family, please call the Kuemper business office at 712-792-3313.