The Waldorf School of Atlanta is committed to maintaining a student body that is socioeconomically diverse. The Financial Aid program is designed to bridge the gap between what a family can afford to pay and the full cost of tuition. Families have to demonstrate financial need to qualify for aid. In return, we seek families who are committed to making this important investment in their child’s future.
Tuition assistance is considered separately from the admissions process. Grants are made annually and a new application is required each year, as family circumstances and the program’s allotment may change. Generally, the maximum amount awarded is forty percent off of tuition. Students at the Inman Park location and in the 3 and 4-day preschool program in Decatur are not eligible for financial aid.
First priority is given to students currently enrolled with financial aid. This is to provide families in the program assurance that funds will be available for them each year as long as they continue to qualify or until their child(ren) graduate or withdraw. The Committee then reviews current students who have newly applied for assistance due to hardship or qualifying change in circumstances. We expect WSA families who begin paying full tuition to continue doing so, however, we recognize that unexpected and significant financial changes do occur. Finally, newly accepted students are given consideration for financial aid.
The Financial Aid Committee maintains strict confidentiality. Financial aid information is held strictly confidential and not shared with any member of the community outside of the Committee and identifying information is only shared with the Committee if pertinent in the instance of an extenuating circumstance. We expect all WSA families to maintain confidentiality with regard to their award and award amount. Violations of this policy may affect future awards.
The Waldorf School of Atlanta does not discriminate against candidates for admission on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability status, as well as other classifications protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.
The Waldorf School of Atlanta uses TADS to manage our tuition assistance program. TADS makes initial estimates on the amount a family should contribute to their child's educational expenses based on household income, savings, investments, assets, home equity, and other expenses. The Tuition Assistance Committee uses this information as a guide to make award decisions. There is a small application fee (approximately $40) for this service. Please see the application links below.
2019–2020 deadline for financial assistance:
Current Families - February 15, 2019
Prospective Families - February 15, 2019
Late applications may jeopardize a family's chances of receiving aid.
If you are applying for the current school year, please contact Latonia Yarbrough at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately