Financial Aid

The Denver Waldorf School is committed to economic diversity, and offers two types of financial aid: tuition adjustment (TA) and scholarships. Learn more on TA eligibility requirements, how to apply, and deadlines below.

Tuition Adjustment Eligibility (K-12 Students)

Current and prospective families may apply for tuition adjustment if their students are in:

  • Final year of kindergarten (enrolled for 5 full days)
  • Grades 1-12

TA Application Deadlines & Qualifying Amounts

Application deadlines for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows:

  •  Currently enrolled students January 29, 2021* (for maximum qualifying amount)
  •  Prospective students — Open year round (we encourage families to apply for TA during the enrollment process)

*Note to current DWS families: DWS will not accept tuition adjustment applications after August 10, 2021.

Qualifying Amounts

The typical range of TA offered to eligible families is 5-50% of tuition, minus the class fund portion*. The maximum amount of potential TA offered decreases according the following schedule:

  • On or before Jan. 29, 2021 are eligible for the full qualifying amount between 5 and 50% of tuition
  • Between Jan. 30, 2021 and March 31, 2021 will receive a 25% reduction of qualifying award amount
  • Between April 1, 2021 and August 10, 2021 will receive a 40% reduction of qualifying award amount

*The class fund covers costs incurred for class trips and other class-related expenses.

If the amount of tuition adjustment you qualify for is:

$7,000

Eligible amount if application received by January 29, 2021.

$7,000

Eligible amount if application received between January 30 and March 31, 2021.

$5,250

Eligible amount if application received between April 1 and August 10, 2021.

$4,200

How to Apply

The 3-step process to apply for tuition adjustment involves:

  1. School enrollment
  2. Online TADS financial aid application
  3. Meeting with the Tuition Adjustment Committee

School Enrollment

For returning DWS students, please check the Tuition Adjustment box on your unsigned Tuition and Enrollment Contract, and submit it to Admissions Manager Brooke Camfield by January 29, 2021.

For prospective students, please check the Tuition Adjustment box on your unsigned Tuition and Enrollment Contract, and submit it to Admissions Manager Brooke Camfield as soon as possible.

TADS Financial Aid Application

We use TADS Financial Aid Assessment to collect and verify applicants’ financial data. Doing so helps DWS ensure consistency and objectivity in the evaluation process. Steps include:

  1. Complete the online TADS application and submit the application fee.
  2. Upload supporting documents to TADS such as tax forms, W2s, and schedules. This requirement applies regardless of tax extensions.

*Returning DWS students must be in good financial standing with the Business Office in order to be eligible to apply for TA.

TA Committee Review

It takes approximately 2 weeks for TADS to process each application. Once received, the Tuition Adjustment Committee will review.

In some cases, the Tuition Adjustment Committee will request a meeting with applicants in order to clarify questions concerning their TADS application. If requested, the meeting becomes a mandatory part of the TA process.