Financial Aid - (3/19/18)

Mauna Loa School embraces the philosophy that every family who truly desires an education at Mauna Loa School for their child(ren) will be able to realize this goal.  The school is committed to removing financial barriers to your child's admittance.

MLS Scholarship Fund Hawaii Conference/PUC Scholarships Other Outside funding


Information for Families Applying for an MLS Scholarship for the 2017-2018 School Year

Thank you for your interest the MLS Scholarship program.  We will communicate MLS Scholarship award decisions beginning in May 2018.  To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship you must complete the following process:

  • Adjust your budget to make Christian education a priority.
  • Be currently enrolled in MLS or be approved for enrollment by the School Principal or Preschool Director.
  • Complete scholarship applications to all other scholarship programs for which you are eligible.
  • Complete your financial aid application through School and Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS).
    Meet with the school treasurer to sign a tentative Financial Agreement.
    • Complete your Financial Aid Application via TADS.
    • Submit required documents to TADS. 

Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) 

We are now using Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) to process financial aid applications. Based on the financial information you provide, TADS gives us an estimated amount your family can contribute to educational expenses. This estimate is a starting point to help us make fair and objective financial aid decisions. To begin your financial aid application for the 2018-2019 school year, please follow these steps below. (You only have to complete one Financial Aid Application, even if you have several children applying.) 


  1. Click on the link below or go to
  2. Click on the "Financial Aid Assessment" link.
  3. Click "Create New Account", if you do not have an account yet.
  4. If you completed an online application last year, use your e-mail address and existing password. If you have forgotten your password, click on “Forgot my password.”
  5. Submit and pay for the application.  This fee is nonrefundable.

Why apply online? Your information will be delivered to us more quickly and accurately, allowing us to make a faster financial aid decision. 
To get started, click here  Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.

Example of Financial Aid Application Worksheet.


  • 2016 Form 1040
  • 2016 W-2s

Call TADS Customer Service at 1-800-477-8237 with any questions (M-F: 7am-8pm CST) or send an email to

 Other Scholarship Sites to Visit top

Note:  You usually need to contact outside funding organizations as they work directly with you and not through the school.  Links to their webpages have been provided to assist you in making contact and starting the application process.

Hawai'i Conference/Pacific Union Conference Scholarships (For children of constituent church members) top

Applications for Hawai'i Conference/Pacific Union Conference scholarships are available from the Mauna Loa School office or from this website.     

Important Note #1:  All scholarships going to Pacific Union Conference (Baybarz and Pacific Union Endowment) need to be turned in complete with letters from students or parents when students are too young.  THEY WILL NOT BE PROCESSED BY UNION IF NOT COMPLETE.

Important Note #2:  Please also remember that to get the best scholarship help for your child, you will need to fill out all scholarship appplications below that apply to your child.

Important Note #3:  In order to process your child's tuition help application, please make sure that you fill out an appication for each child and print clearly in order to process you child's application efficiently.