Affording Waldorf School of Pittsburgh
The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is committed to developing a student body that reflects a diverse community. The school strives to enable children to attend the school regardless of their family’s financial means. To that end, financial aid is available to students who are admitted into the school and whose families cannot afford full tuition.
Our Financial Aid program has been established to assist families in meeting tuition requirements and is available to students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. Financial aid is not available for the 3-day Nursery, Morning Garden, or Little Friends programs. Awards are based on the applicant’s needs and are means-tested.
Please make sure to read the eligibility requirements and to comply with those requirements by the time your application for financial aid is considered.
Eligibility Requirements for Financial Aid
To qualify for financial aid, a student must be eligible for enrollment for the period covered by the aid. A student is eligible for aid only if the student’s account is not in default. If the student is joining the school for the first time, the application fee must be paid in full by the time financial aid applications are considered.
Applying for Financial Aid
Applications for financial aid must be made through TADS using the following link:
There is a $39 fee to process the financial aid application.
All applications are due February 12th for enrollment the following fall. Applications received past this deadline will be reviewed after March 12th on a case-by-case basis.
All submitted information is handled with the strictest confidentiality. Financial aid awards are made by committee decision.
Families will be notified by March 12th of their award amount.
Payment Plan for Financial Aid Recipients
Unless otherwise requested, families who receive financial aid will be enrolled in a monthly payment plan with tuition charges evenly divided over ten months beginning in July and ending in April. Tuition payments are to be made in a timely manner. If there is a change in financial circumstances, parents are responsible for notifying the Director of Business Operations so that any appropriate reassessment of financial aid can be made. If a family becomes 30 days late with tuition payments, the Director of Business Operations will set up a payment plan for the past due amount. If 60 days late, proceedings will begin to withdraw the student.
Appeals of Financial Aid Committee Decisions
Committee decisions regarding a financial aid award can be appealed by submitting a written request to the Chair of the Financial Aid Committee identifying the reason for the appeal and additional information to substantiate the request.
We offer a sibling discount: tuition for the first child is the full amount, the second child receives a 10% discount, and each additional child receives a 15% discount. Little Friends, Morning Garden, and After School program participants do not qualify for sibling discounts. Students who qualify for financial aid are not eligible for the Sibling Discount.
Please contact Bob Roberson, Director of Business Operations