Tuition and Tuition Assistance

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for 2018-2019 is $7,950.00. Tuition for subsequent years may increase, but we are committed to keeping it affordable for working families.

After your non-refundable application fee of $125.00, a deposit of $500.00 (applied towards your tuition balance) is required to secure your placement in the Teacher Training Program.  The remaining balance can be paid in full to receive a 3% discount or in 8 equal payments.  Students sign an Enrollment Agreement and make their first payment prior to the first day of class.

Loans and Grants

Application deadline for AWSNA Loans and Grants is Friday, June 15, 2018.  A copy of your 1040 or 1040EZ must accompany your application.  Please send your 1040 or 1040EZ to

Student Eligibility

Loans and Grants are needs-based and available to all students who are admitted and enrolled in the Sound Circle Teacher Training Program.

Currently Available Loans and Grants

Association of Waldorf Schools in North America (AWSNA)

Read about AWSNA loans and matching grants.

AWSNA Loans:

Amount varies each year. Forgiven through full-time work in an AWSNA-affiliated school for three years after graduation from Sound Circle Center.

How do I apply?

Complete the AWSNA Loan application.

AWSNA Matching Grants

Who is eligible?

Currently practicing teachers in an AWSNA-affiliated school.  The school MUST commit to paying a portion of the tuition for the student to be eligible

How do I apply?

Complete the AWSNA Matching Grant application, and include a letter from the school that commits a specific amount towards your studies at Sound Circle.

A letter from school must accompany your application. Grant amount depends on the amount available.

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