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.
Current and prospective families may apply for tuition adjustment if their students are in:
Application deadlines for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows:
*Note to current DWS families: DWS will not accept tuition adjustment applications after August 10, 2021.
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:
*The class fund covers costs incurred for class trips and other class-related expenses.
The 3-step process to apply for tuition adjustment involves:
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.
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:
*Returning DWS students must be in good financial standing with the Business Office in order to be eligible to apply for TA.
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.
To learn more about TA, please contact Laurie Thompson in the DWS Business Office.