WDS is proud to offer a groundbreaking new program under which, based on Adjusted Gross Income (AGI), families with at least one child in grades K-8 can receive up to 40% off tuition—without the need to complete a scholarship application.
After intensively studying the tuition and financial aid programs offered by approximately 100 Jewish day schools across the United States, we designed an income-based tuition cap that is unique in its simplicity and its fairness.
- The tuition cap is based on a percentage of AGI that rises slightly as AGI rises.
For example, as shown in the graph:
- For a family with an AGI of $150,000, the cap is 13% of AGI (i.e., $19,500).
- For a family with an AGI of $250,000, the cap is 16% of AGI (i.e., $40,000).
- For a family with an AGI of $350,000, the cap is 19% of AGI (i.e., $66,500).
- The income-based cap includes tuition obligations to area yeshiva high schools. If you have children enrolled at one or more yeshiva high schools, your WDS tuition obligation will be a pro rata share of the income-based tuition cap. For example, if your family’s WDS tuition is $50,000, and your yeshiva high school tuition obligation is $25,000, WDS’s pro rata share will be (50/75), or about 67%, of your income-based tuition cap.
- Under this program, you may enjoy up to a 40% reduction off your family’s default tuition per the WDS tuition schedule. Reductions of more than 40% remain available through our traditional scholarship program, but the income-based program will provide many families with the relief they need without having to complete a scholarship application.
The following tuition calculator allows you to determine your financial obligation to WDS based on the matrix and income-based programs. Please note that a family may utilize either the matrix program or the income-based program (whichever provides greater benefit).