Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance Program

We believe that Waldorf education should be as accessible as possible. Within our budget resources, we do our best to provide assistance to as many families as we can. Families who are accepted into our school can apply for Tuition Assistance based on financial circumstances. Tuition Assistance is available for families with children in Kindergarten through Grade 8. Tuition Assistance is not available for Childcare Centre families.

  • The funds available for tuition assistance vary per year, and are based on the number of applicants and our budget;
  • Applications for Tuition Assistance must be renewed each year;
  • Tuition Assistance may be between 5% and 50% of tuition fees per student;
  • The amount of Tuition Assistance given in one year may be different the next;
  • Tuition Assistance applications must be made through the Apple Financial, an independent organisation that objectively reviews applicant eligibility
  • Tuition Assistance applications are due on February 1 of each year;
  • Apple Financial applications can take time; please initiate your (re)application well in advance of the deadline;
  • If you are a new family, and have missed the Apple Financial application deadline for your child’s initial enrolment, please contact



Tuition Assistance Application

If you have:

  1. connected with our Admissions Manager,
  2. submitted an application,
  3. completed a teacher interview or class-visit, and
  4. signed your enrolment contract

You may apply for Tuition Assistance if you are unable to pay full tuition using the steps below:

Please be advised that the information below details steps in the application process for Tuition Assistance, not for Enrolment.


  1. Create a Parent Account Registration where you will be asked to provide your email address.
  2. A verification message stating, “account set up” will be sent to the email address you provide.
  3. Once this verification message is received you will be able to open the online registration form, which quite closely follows the format of last year’s form in terms of information requested.
  4. At the end of the process, requests will appear for the uploading of tax information, such as your T4, current year’s pay statements, etc. (If you have difficulty uploading this information, you can mark the information “to be mailed in.”
  5. Once all your information is uploaded the payment section will appear where you can pay the application fee by credit card or debit.
  6. A financial analysis, followed by a recommendation, is sent from Apple Financial to the admissions team Waldorf Academy.
  7. All details are kept confidential.  In consultation with the Admissions Manager, tuition assistance amounts are finalized within the context of the policy and the strategic enrolment plan.
  8. The Admissions Manager communicates the amount available to the applicant. The deadline for acceptance of the offer is two weeks.
  9. Recipients of Tuition Assistance must keep the amount of assistance confidential.
  10. Please contact Apple Financial directly for any assistance in filling out their application forms.

If you would like a pdf version of Apple’s Frequently Asked Questions document, you can obtain one once you have logged in to their website. There is an option to download the form there.