Tuition for the 2023-2024 school year will be $6,500. Tuition for subsequent years may increase, but we are committed to keeping it affordable for working students and families. Please contact us for more information.
Grants And Tuition Remissions
WTEE itself offers no individualized tuition reduction plan beyond the fact that tuition is kept as low as possible for students enrolled in this institute. The national association of Waldorf Schools, AWSNA, offers a loan-to-grant program for Education Year students only, who intend to become full-time Waldorf teachers. More information below.
Tuition Payment Policy
WTEE is committed to making tuition payments manageable. Options include paying by term (ie. three payments over the course of the year) or one payment in full made on or before the first day of class. Tuition payments may be made by cash or by check.
Should a student exit the program before the year's end for any cause, tuition is prorated according to the length of time the student was enrolled. If tuition was already paid extending beyond the period in which the student was enrolled, the remaining balance will be refunded.
AWSNA Teacher Education Loans
The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America offers a Loan-to-Grant Program exclusive to Education Year Students. These students must be in good standing with our institute, have shown previous financial responsibility, and intend to work as teachers in AWSNA or WECAN affiliated schools.
This loan is forgiven 1/3 each year that the teacher teaches at least 3/4 time in an AWSNA member Waldorf School, becoming a Grant after 3 years.
WTEE will coordinate the application for the Loan to Grant monies in the fall of the student's Education Year after classes have begun in September. Each student signs a legal contract with AWSNA. The funds are sent to WTEE and applied to tuition directly. Prospective applicants should plan to make tuition payments until the loan process is finalized, generally late fall. The amount of the loan fluctuates annually as it is a shared among all teacher education institutes which are members of AWNSA.
Currently Practicing Teacher Matching Grants Program
For those teacher education students already employed at an affiliated school and enrolled full time in WTEE, there is a "currently practicing teachers" grant which may be applied for through WTEE. This grant requires a dollar for dollar match from the employing school or other acceptable source. More about each can be found at https://waldorfeducation.org/TELG.