Tuition Assistance

Waldorf School at Moraine Farm offers financial aid to qualified students to enable them to receive the benefits of a Waldorf education when families are unable to pay full tuition. We believe that education is a partnership between school and family, and that diversity is fundamental to a rich and meaningful educational experience for students, parents, and teachers alike. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with families who are genuinely interested in the education we offer. Tuition assistance is available in 5-Day Kindergarten and Grades 1 – 8.

How Awards Are Made

Waldorf School at Moraine Farm has contracted with the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Service to process financial aid applications and help evaluate a family’s request for financial aid. If you are interested in applying for financial aid for the 2014-15 school year, you may begin the application process online any time after December 1, 2014.

New families:  Please apply for tuition assistance as soon as you have begun the admissions process. Your tuition assistance application should be complete upon submitting your admissions application packet.

To apply, please go to: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3H7YT

Returning families, please note these important dates: 

January 10, 2015: Deadline for returning families to completing the FACTS application for the coming school year. This is also the deadline for FACTS to receive your 2013 tax documents (with all schedules) and W-2’s to FACTS.
February 1, 2015: Tuition assistance decisions will be made and mailed to returning families.
February 13, 2015: Re-enrollment deadline.
April 20, 2015: Deadline for submitting 2014 tax documents (with all schedules) and W-2’s to FACTS.


 

Frequently Asked Questions about Financial Aid:

How is financial need determined?

Waldorf School at Moraine Farm and FACTS estimate financial need by reviewing a family’s income, expenses, assets & liabilities, number of family members, and the number of children attending tuition-charging institutions. After an allowance for core expenses and taxes, the remaining funds are considered discretionary income. A portion of this discretionary income is available for education. We utilize the FACTS calculations as a starting point, and may also factor in extenuating circumstances before determining what a family can afford to contribute.

 

Who is eligible for an assistance grant?

Tuition assistance is available for students in five-day kindergarten through Grade 8. Income and net worth are the main determinants in making awards.

 

If parents are separated or divorced, who must complete financial aid paperwork?

In instances of divorce or separation, the Financial Aid Committee looks to the income and assets of the custodial and non-custodial parent(s) and any stepparents to contribute to the cost of their child’s education.

 

If I own a business, will I be asked to file additional information?

Yes, a business owner may be asked to furnish additional income and tax information.