Tuition Adjustment

Waldorf School at Moraine Farm offers tuition adjustments to qualified students to enable them to receive the benefits of a Waldorf education when families are unable to pay the unadjusted 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 adjustments are available in Nursery, Kindergarten and Grades 1 – 8.

How To Get Started

Waldorf School at Moraine Farm has contracted with the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Service to process applications and help evaluate a family’s request for tuition adjustment. If you are interested in applying for tuition adjustment for the 2015-16 school year, you may begin the application process online any time after December 1, 2014.

New families:  Please apply for tuition adjustment as soon as you have begun the admissions process. Your tuition adjustment 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.
Early February, 2015: Tuition adjustment 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 Tuition Adjustments:

Why does the school offer adjusted tuition? Who can apply?

The school strives to make Waldorf education accessible to every family, regardless of income. We believe that that diversity is fundamental to a rich and meaningful educational experience. To ensure the social and fiscal health of the school community, we ask that families pay tuition to the fullest extent of their means, making sacrifices where necessary. We also realize that paying an unadjusted tuition can present a financial hardship for some families. All families are welcome to apply, though not all families will be eligible for an adjustment.

 

How will you determine the adjusted tuition for a family?

The school uses FACTS, a service for evaluating family income, expenses, assets, liabilities, and other potential sources of funds for tuition. Families will submit annual financial information and a family’s contribution toward tuition will be calculated. Families will also be asked if they have access to other sources (grandparents or other family members, trusts, etc.) to help with tuition.

 

Will everyone who enters the tuition adjustment process get an adjusted tuition?

No. Tuition adjustments are made for families for whom the unadjusted tuition is clearly out of reach. If your income and expense information indicates that the tuition is within reach, an adjustment will not be made. In addition, the school’s finances limit the number of adjustments. A family might qualify for a greater adjustment than the school is able to make.

 

Are tuition adjustments made per child or per family?

If you enter the tuition adjustment process, your overall family contribution will be calculated. If you are already paying the maximum that your family can afford, enrolling an additional child at the school could result in only a small increase in your overall costs of attending the school.

 

 

What about tuition adjustments for Nursery and Kindergarten programs?

New for the 2015-16 school year, tuition adjustments will be available at all levels of Nursery and  Kindergarten. Adjustments are also available for Grades 1-8.

If parents are separated or divorced, who will apply for a tuition adjustment?

In cases of divorce or separation, the Tuition Adjustment 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. All parents and step-parents will need to submit paperwork through FACTS.

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.