Tuition Assistance Program

Tuition Assistance is available on the basis of evidenced need. Our Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) endeavors to make Waldorf Education available broadly. Many of our families receiving Tuition Assistance give back to the school community by offering extra time on committees and serving as dedicated volunteers. Tuition Assistance is available for our Nursery through 8th grade families. 

Tuition Assistance Program Assessment AND Application Process

MyTADS, the online tuition assistance website used by WSSB, assesses a family’s need. Recommendations from MyTADS are used by The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara to determine a family’s awarded amount. Awards notices will be mailed in early March by the business office.

Tuition Assistance Program Application Steps:

Step 1. Complete your Application for Tuition Assistance online at or pick up a hard copy at WSSB’s office and mail it directly to TADS.

Required Supporting Documentation:
The following supporting documentation must be submitted to TADS via mail or fax:

  • Household members’ most recently completed federal tax forms (personal and businesses owned);

  • W-2s from each job held by household members;

  • Most recent pay stub from each job held by household members;

  • Documents that establish the amount of miscellaneous monthly or yearly income currently received (welfare, food stamps, unemployment, workers’ compensation, et cetera);

  • All corporate, partnership, and trust forms if a household member owns 20% or more interest in a corporation, partnership, or trust.

Step 2. Pay your processing fee directly to TADS. Failure to pay the processing fee may delay the evaluation of your application.

Step 3. At the same time you submit your application online, print and fill out the Eligibility Criteria for Tuition Assistance Form (below) AND your Letter of Request for Tuition Assistance. Scan and email them to, mail them to us at P.O. Box 788, Goleta, CA 93116 or bring this form and your letter to our office at 7421 Mirano Drive, Goleta, CA 93117.

Need Assistance with your Application?

You may contact TADS for assistance or to check application status. TADS does not have award information.
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