Financial Assistance

A quality preschool education is the best investment you can make in a child’s future.

Here at Tiny Trees we make it an investment you can afford.

If you look at our tuition price and think “I can’t afford that” then you most likely qualify for financial assistance price, which is 40% below market rate.

If you look at our tuition price and think “there is NO WAY I can afford that” then you most likely qualify for FREE tuition from the City of Seattle (Seattle Preschool Program – Pathways).

Interested in why we chose a two price system (instead of just giving everyone 25% off)?
Read about the need for equity vs. equality in education here.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is based on family income. If your family’s combined income is less than 400% of the federal poverty level ($80,360 for a family of 3) then you qualify for the maximum award of 30% off of our already low tuition price.

Tiny Trees Regular 5 day Tuition = $695/month (10% below market rate)

Financial assistance tuition = $490/month (40% below market rate)

Find your family size on the table below to see if you qualify:

Family Income Chart

 If the combined income for your family size is below 400% then you qualify for financial assistance.

Seattle Preschool Program – Pathways

If the combined income for your family size is below 300% (must be below, no flexibility) and you live and receive mail within the Seattle City Limits then you may qualify for the Seattle Preschool Program – Pathways. If space is available this program covers 100% of the cost of tuition.

How to Apply

When you first apply to Tiny Trees (see our enroll page – no deposit required) please click the box that says “yes! I am applying for financial assistance” or “yes! I qualify for the Seattle Preschool Program – Pathways.”

When you are invited to complete your registration (typically in February of each year – you will pay a deposit then) you will then be asked to submit a tax return or other proof of income.

Please note: financial aid is limited and is awarded on a first come first serve basis. Seattle Preschool Program Pathways is limited to 16 spaces at Carkeek Park. Additional Seattle Preschool Program funding will be announced on March 3.