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Tuition Adjustment Information


Richmond Waldorf School is committed to socioeconomic diversity. Tuition Adjustment is available for families with demonstrated financial need. In return, we seek families who are committed to making this important investment in their child’s future. RWS asks parents and guardians to pursue all other sources for help with tuition payments. Tuition Adjustment (TA) applications are confidential, viewed only by Tuition Adjustment committee members, and are managed by firm deadlines. If you would like to receive information about tuition adjustment, please speak with our Financial Coordinator.

An application for financial assistance is evaluated separately from the admissions process and generally, only after a student has been accepted. Grants are made annually and a new application is required each year, as family circumstances and the program’s allotment may change. Only students in the grades and students in their final year of kindergarten are eligible. The amount awarded is generally capped at 50% of tuition.

Like other independent schools, Richmond Waldorf School uses the National School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) so that each school to which the student applies has access to similar data on which to base its tuition adjustment decisions. SSS 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 Adjustment Committee uses the SSS information as a guide to make award decisions. The Committee will also request and use the Richmond Waldorf School Tuition Adjustment Form and a copy of your filed 2012 federal income tax return, including copies of W-2s, 1099s, and any attached schedules.

2013-2014 deadline for financial assistance: February 14, 2013.
SSS Parents’ Financial Statement must be files online by this date at There is a $35 application fee. RWS is allowed an extremely limited number of SSS fee waivers. These are generally reserved for returning families who are up to date with the school’s business office. Late applications may jeopardize a family’s chances of receiving aid.

A Richmond Waldorf School Tuition adjustment Form and a copy of filed 2011 federal income tax return, including copies of W-2s, 1099s, and any attached schedules must be turned in to the school.

If you are applying after the deadlines listed above, please submit these documents immediately.