Financial Aid

There are several options for financial aid.

Assistance comes in the form of:

  • Federal Financial Aid (Master's Degree students only)

  • AWSNA loans and grants

  • Scholarships

  • Funding from Waldorf schools at which our students work
    You are encouraged to talk to your Waldorf school to explore your options

Federal Financial Aid

You may be eligible for federal financial aid through Mount Mary University

AWSNA LOANS

Read about AWSNA loans and matching grants

The AWSNA loan will be fully forgiven if any of the following conditions are met:
 

  • Teach 3/4 or full-time in an AWSNA or WECAN member school for one full year after your GLWI graduation IF you also taught 3/4 to full-time for two consecutive years in an AWSNA or WECAN member school leading up to your GLWI graduation
     

  • Teach 3/4 or full-time in an AWSNA or WECAN member school for two full, consecutive years after your GLWI graduation IF you also taught for one full year in an AWSNA or WECAN member school in the preceding year leading up to your GLWI graduation
     

  • Teach 3/4 or full-time in an AWSNA or WECAN member school for three full, consecutive years immediately after your GLWI graduation
     

Because circumstances may change—necessitating repaying of the loan—you must be in a secure financial position to receive an AWSNA loan.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Anyone enrolled in a Great Lakes program who meets the above criteria.

 

AWSNA MATCHING GRANTS

Read about AWSNA loans and matching grants


Who is Eligible to Apply?

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?

Application period for 2021 ended on June 30, 2021.
New application period will begin April 2022.

AWSNA applications must be completed before loan allocations are made.

THE 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.

DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

It is the intention of GLWI to have a program as racially diverse as the communities we serve. To this end, we offer a scholarship to support underserved communities, particularly Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, who wish to enter our training program. Find out more and apply.