Tuition Adjustment


The Waldorf School of San Diego offers an extraordinary curriculum rich in the arts, music and movement as well as a strong program of academic subjects.  The Waldorf School of San Diego is committed to inclusivity and is dedicated to enabling all those who are committed to Waldorf education to be an integral part of our school. Our community acknowledges that it is stronger when it encompasses families from all socio-economic backgrounds. We are proud to offer Tuition Adjustment at our school.

tuition Adjustment 

TA Application Process

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Current family Deadlines

February 26, 2021: Re-enrollment (TA) Tuition Adjustment 2021-2022 Deadline: Friday Feb 26, 2021

All re-enrolling families that have set up their TADS Tuition Agreements and paid for their Tuition Deposits and want to apply for Tuition Adjustment are required to complete and submit their TA Application by Friday Feb 26, 2021 at 3 PM. You will have an additional 2 weeks to upload the required documents. 

New Family Deadlines

The Waldorf School of San Diego has partnered with TADS to collect your Tuition Deposit and tuition payments and SSS (a TADS subsidiary) to collect and verify information about your annual finances and your ability to pay tuition. WSSD accepts new TA Applications all year and we request that you submit your TA application within 7-10 days after setting up your TADS Tuition Agreement.

02. Pre-Application Steps

  1. Complete the WSSD Admissions process
  2. Student(s) acceptance to WSSD
  3. Set up your TADS Tuition Agreement (email invite will be sent via TADS)
  4. Through your TADS account pay the $300 New Student Fee 
  5. Through your TADS account pay the $1000 Tuition Deposit per child.

*If you need a payment plan for your Tuition Deposit, please click here and return the form via email to the Business office at

03. Complete Application

Complete the Tuition Adjustment application here.


What is TADS?

Tuition Aid Data Services. TADS is a 3rd party company we use to set up and collect all the tuition deposits and tuition payments of the school. In the previous years we have used TADS to handle both Tuition Agreements and TA – Tuition Adjustment Applications. For a more efficient and thorough verification system for the 2021-2022 school year, we are now using SSS to process the Tuition Adjustment Applications.

What is SSS?

School and Student Services. SSS, a subsidiary of the TADS company that collects and validates financial information for private schools and institutions.

What has changed with TA?

Effective January 2021, the name and the company we use to collect and verify the TA data. In the past we have called the TA process, Tuition Assistance, now we call it, Tuition Adjustment.

Is there a TA Application Fee?

Yes, SSS charges $55 to create your PFS – Parent Financial Statement.

Who will be analyzing my financial information?

SSS Platform and the TA Committee.

Who is on the TA committee?

The TA Committee is a confidential group comprising members of the faculty, the Circle of Trustees, and the parent body.

If there are dual households, who is required to submit an application?

Both parents/guardians are required to complete and submit separate applications.

What happens if only one parent is employed?

Per industry standards, If there are no dependent children at home under 4.5 years old, SSS will add into your application an imputed income equivalent to a part-time minimum wage.

What are my responsibilities to notify WSSD of any income changes?

Please contact the TA Liaison  anytime you have measurable changes in your income.

Is the $1000 Tuition Deposit (per child) part of my Tuition Adjustment Contract?

No, the Tuition Deposit is separate from your TA Contract and is non-refundable.

Do I have to set up my TADS Tuition Agreement before I apply for TA?

Yes, WSSD requires that you set up your TADS Tuition Agreement before you apply for TA, which includes communicating with the Business Office should you need a payment plan for the Tuition Deposit.

How important is it that I complete the TA application?

The system will assume that you are paying full tuition if you do not complete your TA application by the processing deadline.

What is the maximum Tuition Adjustment award available?

New requests are capped at a 40% discount for Kindergarten through Grade 8 and a 50% discount for High School students. Through our Appeal process, it is possible to obtain larger adjustments if the need is demonstrated. TA is not available for Nursery or Parent-Tot Programs.

Where can I get more information on the Tuition Adjustment / SSS Process?

Please review the TA Overview, “How To Apply” Flyer, Family Guide, and Worksheet on the Tuition Adjustment Page.

What are the documents I will need to submit my TA application?
  • 1040 with all schedules and worksheets* from 2020 and 2019
  • W2 Form from 2020 and 2019
  • 1099 Form from 2020 and 2019
  •  Letter of request as to why you are applying for Tuition Adjustment
  • Monthly Statement of Income & Expense
  • Supplemental Questions on your family values and commitment to Waldorf Education
  • Two most recent pay stubs for all income-earning applicants
  • Two most recent bank statements from all financial institutions
  • Two most recent credit card statements from all financial institutions
  • Two most recent investment statements from all financial institutions
  • Two most recent mortgage statements from all properties

*Self-Employed Parents: Include all related business forms with your 1040 file (i.e., Schedule C, Schedule E, 1120, 1065, and K-1)