Tuition Assistance

Performing.Cape Ann Waldorf School offers financial aid to qualified students, current and newly admitted, to enable them to receive the benefits of a Waldorf education when families are unable to pay full tuition. Assistance is available in 5-Day Kindergarten (up to 25%) and Grades 1 - 8 (up to 50%).  

How Awards Are Made

Cape Ann Waldorf School has contracted with the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment Program to process financial aid applications and help evaluate a family’s request for financial aid.

If you are interested in applying for financial aid for the 2014-15 school year, you may begin the application process on-line anytime after December 1, 2013. 

New families:  
Please apply for tuition assistance as soon as you have begun an admissions process.   Your tuition assistance application should be complete upon submitting your admissions application packet.  

To apply, please go to:

Returning families:  
Please note these dates below: 

January 10, 2014:          

·         Deadline for  returning families for completing an on-line application to FACTS. You may begin your on-line application anytime after December 1, 2013.  The application fee is $30 per family.

·         Deadline for FACTS to receive your 2012 tax documents (with all schedules) and W-2’s to FACTS. You must send them in the mail prior to January 10 so that FACTS receives them by January 10. You may fax them on January 10. 

February 1, 2014: 

·         Tuition assistance decisions will be made and mailed to returning families.

 February 14, 2014: 

·         Reenrollment deadline.

 April 20, 2014: 

·         Deadline for submitting 2013 tax documents (with all schedules) and W-2’s to FACTS. 


Frequently Asked Questions about Financial Aid:

How is financial need determined?
CAWS and FACTS estimate financial need by reviewing a family's income, expenses, assets and liabilities, number of family members, and the number of children attending tuition-charging institutions. After an allowance for core expenses and taxes, the remaining funds are considered discretionary income. A portion of this discretionary income is available for education. CAWS utilizes the FACTS calculations as a starting point, and may also factor in extenuating circumstances before determining what it feels a family can afford to contribute. 

Who is eligible for an assistance grant?
Tuition assistance is available for students in five-day kindergarten through grade eight. For grade students, tuition assistance grants are available at all levels in order to make attending the school possible.  For five day kindergarten students, tuition assistance grants are available up to 25% of basic tuition.  Income and net worth are the main determinants in making awards. 

If parents are separated or divorced, who must complete financial aid paperwork?
In instances of divorce or separation, the Financial Aid Committee looks to the income and assets of the custodial and non-custodial parent(s) and any stepparents to contribute to the cost of their child’s education. 

If I own a business, will I be asked to file additional information?
A business owner may be asked to furnish additional income and tax information for a business.