Trinity Lutheran School awards limited financial aid to families who show financial need. 

Financial assistance will be considered based on availability of funds, demonstrated financial need, academic performance, personal behavior, motivation, character and information provided on the Parents’ Financial Statement supplied by Tuition Aid & Data Services (TADS).  Trinity Lutheran School requires all financial assistance applicants to complete the Financial Aid Application through TADS  which is used to help determine financial eligibility.

Financial Assistance is granted for a period of one year and is based on the most current information. Families must reapply for financial assistance every year; changes in a family’s financial situation or changes in the school’s financial resources may change the amount of assistance awarded from year to year. Currently enrolled students paying full tuition may apply for financial assistance, but they must provide a letter explaining what has changed necessitating the request for financial assistance.

Trinity's financial assistance budget is limited, and we are, therefore, not always able to meet the needs of every student/family who qualifies for financial assistance.

Trinity Lutheran School determines eligibility for admission without regard to a student’s application for financial assistance. Trinity Lutheran School utilizes TUITION AID & DATA SERVICES (TADS) to verify a family's financial need. Trinity Lutheran School's Tuition Assistance Committee then carefully review, evaluate and decide the final financial assistance determination. Trinity Lutheran School reserves the right to award financial assistance as it sees fit within the existing resources and after the applications are carefully reviewed.

TADS offers an Application Worksheet to help streamline your application process. The worksheet can be accessed using the link below. 

DO NOTsubmit this worksheet to TADS or TLS!

If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please follow these steps carefully:


​​Complete and submit an online TADS application form. This process can be initiated by clicking the link below. 

(PLEASE NOTE: There is a per family online application fee.)


Complete and submit a signed IRS Form 4506-T which permits Trinity Lutheran School to request an official copy of your submitted tax return, if needed. ​                

Filing Deadlines: 
The TADS application and IRS Form 4506-T should be submitted by March 31, 2017.  

Late Applications:

We accept late financial assistance applications; however, Trinity Lutheran School has limited financial assistance available and will not be able to offer assistance once the annual allotted funds are awarded. Therefore, it is best to complete all forms by the appropriate deadlines. Completed applications will be considered until July 15, 2017, if funds are still available. 

Incomplete Information:
Incomplete, inaccurate, unclear, or unsigned documentation will delay processing and jeopardize the chances of receiving aid.


1. Financial Assistance is available for students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Preschool students are not eligible for financial assistance from Trinity Lutheran Church & School. Preschool students may qualify for assistance from one of our partners: Kamehameha Schools - Pauahi Keiki Scholars, Preschool Open Doors or Child Care Aware.

2. Financial Assistance funds are limited. Not all applicants will receive financial assistance. Receiving financial assistance for a prior year does not guarantee an applicant financial assistance for the current year or subsequent years.

3. All paperwork and the enrollment fees must be received by the school office before Financial Assistance will be considered.

4. Financial Assistance may not be accumulated with other financial aid and/or discounts (e.g., The Trinity Lutheran Church Membership discount [10%] may not be added to another financial assistance award).  A family may receive the higher of the discount and/or assistance amounts for which they are eligible.

5. Parents applying for Financial Assistance after March 31, 2017 will not be included in the first round of Financial Assistance consideration and awards. If Financial Assistance funds are available after the first round, a second round of consideration / awards may take place.

6.  Completed applications will be considered until July 31, 2017, if funds are still available.

Other Sources*

Trinity Lutheran Church Active Membership Discount:
Members of Trinity Lutheran Church - Wahiawa, are entitled to a tuition discount. Families must be active members, in good standing and must meet the membership requirements set forth by the pastor and congregation. If you have any questions, please contact the the church office.Type your paragraph here.

Kamehameha Schools:

We are a participating partner with Kamehameha Schools Pauahi Keiki Scholars and Kipona Scholarship.  To apply please visit www.ksbe.edu.

Preschool Open Doors:

Preschool students may qualify for assistance through Preschool Open Doors. For more information visit www.patchhawaii.org.

Child Care Aware of America:

Military families needing assistance with before and after school care may qualify for help from Child Care Aware. Visit childcareaware.org for information.

*Financial Assistance and discounts may not be combined.

Click here to apply at tads.com

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