Tuition Assistance

The Minnesota Waldorf School tuition assistance program is an integral part of the school’s commitment to make Waldorf Education accessible to all families.  Approximately 30% of our students receive a tuition assistance award each year, averaging $6900 for the 2021-2022 school year. 

MWS utilizes TADS (www.tads.com) to process tuition assistance applications. Assistance is granted for partial tuition based on financial need. Many factors are considered in determining need including income, family size, assets and other factors. Please contact the Business Manager, JoLynn Schulte, at 612-361-6605 for financial aid information for the 2020-2021 school year.

Who should apply for Tuition Assistance?
Families who foresee difficulty paying full tuition are encouraged to apply for tuition assistance. Students must be accepted and enrolled to the school before an award can be offered, but a financial aid assessment should be completed as soon as possible after applying. Information on completing a financial aid assessment is below.

Who is eligible? Families with students in the 5-day Kindergarten Program who are 5 years of age as of September 1, 2020 and students in Grades 1-8 are eligible to apply for tuition assistance.

How do I complete a financial aid assessment?

  1. Go directly to myTADS.com to create a new account or access existing account. When prompted enter Maplewood for city where school is located to access the tuition assistance application for the Minnesota Waldorf School. Please note: TADS has a contract with MWS and results are shared only with the school.
  2. Gather and submit your documentation. Typically, TADS requires your most recently filed 1040 tax form (or verification of non-filing status from the IRS), your most recent W2 statements and your most recent pay stubs as well as documentation of the stated debt on your application.

If you have any questions pertaining to tuition, tuition assistance, fees, or policies please contact our business office at (651) 395-7073‬ or business@mnwaldorf.org.