While every family’s situation is different, the formula for our income-based program was developed against the backdrop of anonymized historical scholarship data. Many families receive approximately the same relief under the Income-Based Tuition Cap Program as they would have received under the traditional scholarship program—without having to complete a scholarship application.
The discounts are subject to final review and confirmation by WDS’s Executive Director and/or the WDS Scholarship Committee, but absent an unusual circumstance the output of these formulas is quickly confirmed. You will receive written confirmation within two weeks of submitting your AGI documentation – and often much faster than that. Your initial written confirmation will provide an approximate number based on the current year’s tuition schedule and your AGI as reported on your last year’s Form 1040. In the spring, shortly after you submit your most recent Form 1040 and after next year’s tuition rates are set, you will receive a follow-up letter with your exact obligation for next year.
All you have to do is submit your 2-page Form 1040 for each of the prior two years. You may submit your last year’s Form 1040 now, and your most recent Form 1040 after April 15 or earlier if you file your tax return earlier. All financial information is kept in strict confidence.
Yes. The tuition calculator merely provides a convenient interface for families to check, instantly, how their obligation will be affected under the programs offered by WDS. No data is collected by WDS when you use the calculator. If the calculator shows that your family will benefit from one of the programs, the next step is for you to provide the first two pages of your Form 1040 for each of the past two years to WDS Executive Director Rachel Goldman (email@example.com, 914-698-8900 ext. 108).
WDS recognizes that many of our families also have tuition obligations to area yeshiva high schools. Our system accommodates those obligations within the income-based tuition cap with a very straightforward approach: your WDS obligation will be a pro rata share of your overall income-based tuition cap under our formula.
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Westchester Day School is a Modern Orthodox, co-educational, dual-curriculum, toddler to 8th grade Jewish school that inspires and educates our students in their own way to value menschlichkeit, mitzvot, and lifelong learning.