The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara

Tuition Assistance Program Assessment & Application Process

Tuition Assistance is available on the basis of demonstrated need. Our Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) endeavors to make Waldorf education available to all who truly value it. Many of our families receiving Tuition Assistance give back to the school community by offering extra time and heart on committees and serve as dedicated and deeply appreciated volunteers on our campus. Tuition Assistance is available for our Nursery through 8th grade families. 

MyTADS, the online tuition assistance website utilized by our school, provides a framework through which household need can be measured fairly and equitably. Recommendations from myTADS are used by the Waldorf School of Santa Barbara in accordance with its policies to determine the award amount. Final 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 a hard copy up at Waldorf Santa Barbara's main campus 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-2's 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 you currently receive (i.e., welfare, food stamps, unemployment, workers' compensation, etc.

  • 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 into our office at 7421 Mirano Dr., Goleta CA 93117.

Need Assistance with your Application?
You may contact TADS for assistance in completing the application or to check application status. TADS does not have award information.

Online Chat:
Mailing Address: 1201 Hawthorne Ave., Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Telephone: 800.884.8237 (M-F, 8-8 Central)
Fax Number: 612.548.3326 (24 hours)

To apply for our Tuition Assistance Program, click here