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Tuition Rates & Assistance

Tuition rates effective 1/1/2024

500 Hour Birth-to-Seven Program     $24,600

300 Hour Birth-to-Three Program      $13,500

5-Day Summer Institute Course         $     750

3-Day Summer Institute Course         $     475

Foundations of First Three Years        $     995 

Payment Plans

Payment Plans are available for all students enrolled in the Birth-to-Three or Birth-to-Seven certificate programs. 

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Sophia's Hearth Scholarships

Sophia's Hearth offers all staff (working 25 hours or more per week) a full scholarship to earn their teaching certificate as well as paying for the weeks in class. You can learn more about working at Sophia's Hearth here.

The Macalaster Weber scholarship is funded by donations to Sophia's Hearth. More information and the application can be found here.

AWSNA Grants & Loans

Certificate students are eligible for loans and grants from the Association of Waldorf School in North America (AWSNA) each summer they are in class. For the 2024-25 year, loans are $900 and grants are $750 and require contribution from the teacher's school. Students can apply for both if eligible. Details are available here.

The deadline to apply for 2024 is June 14. 

Vermont Students

Students who live in Vermont may qualify for Non-Degree Grants from the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation. Please note that the VSAC academic year begins on July 1 of each year and runs through June 30. Students can apply for each summer they are in the program. For more information, please visit

Michael Foundation

The Michael Foundation is a private fund dedicated to supporting the education of Waldorf  teachers. Applications must be received before February 1 in order to qualify for grants to be applied to the June 1- May 31 academic year. For more information, please go to

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