Tuition Assistance

The Santa Fe Waldorf School (SFWS) tuition assistance program is designed to provide qualified students with an opportunity for a Waldorf Education that might otherwise be unobtainable to them, and to provide the school with a diverse student body reflective of the school’s mission. At the same time, it is the position of the School that the primary responsibility of financing a child’s education rests with the family, and we expect families to make this education a top priority in the budgeting of their financial resources. Parents often look beyond the School’s resources for assistance in paying tuition. For instance, some receive help from extended family members or take out student tuition bank loans.

Tuition Assistance is awarded to qualified applicant families based upon financial need on a first-come, first-served basis each year. Support for this program comes from generous donations by members of the school community and through external grants.

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Should you have any questions regarding Tuition Assistance, please contact our Business Manager.


IMPORTANT APPLICATION DATES

CURRENT FAMILIES

March 15 - Tuition Assistance applications must be received by the Business Office. A completed application includes:

  1. A Parent Financial Statement (PFS) completed online at http://sssbynais.org/families - SFWS school code: 7139. SSS accepts payment by credit card only. We have access to this information shortly after you submit it.
  2. A $50 non-refundable application fee payable to Santa Fe Waldorf School and copies of the following documents:
  3. If you did not apply for tuition assistance last year, please provide a copy of your 2014 tax return or, if complete, the 2015 tax return.

Tuition assistance funds are limited. Meeting the above deadline will help us to better meet your needs.

April-May - Enrollment Contracts with a Tuition Assistance Award will be mailed to parents. A signed Enrollment Contract along with a deposit of $250 must be received by the Business Office by the date indicated on the Enrollment Contract or Tuition Assistance may be reallocated to another family.

May 15 - Copy of your most recent annual tax returns due to the Business Office. 

 

NEW FAMILIES

The majority of Tuition Assistance funds are allocated in March and April. The earlier you apply for Tuition Assistance, the more likely we will be able to meet your needs. We allocate Tuition Assistance upon your child's acceptance to the school.

Complete your tuition assistance application by following steps 1 and 2 for current families.

Enrollment Contracts with a Tuition Assistance Award will be mailed to parents within 30 days. Signed Enrollment Contracts along with a deposit of $250 must be received by the Business Office by the date indicated on the Enrollment Contract.

May 15 - Copy of your most recent annual tax returns due to the Business Office.