Tuition Assistance for Youth

At VisArts, it’s part of our mission to ensure people of all backgrounds, ages and skill levels can explore the visual arts and live creative lives. While we do our best to keep our classes affordable and priced competitively, we understand that they are still out of reach for some families in our community.

To ensure that our art classes really are for everyone, we offer tuition assistance so that families can afford summer art classes for their children.

Any family member can apply. There’s an online application, as well as a paper application you can pick up at our front desk. As part of your application, we ask you to provide a copy of your most recent 1040 tax return as proof of income. We also ask about your household size. Once we’ve got that information, we determine how much assistance we can provide.

The table below indicates the tuition discount you can expect to receive for youth classes if your application is selected, but we reserve the right to modify these discounts as needed.

Household Income1 Dependent2 Dependents3-4 Dependents5+ Dependents
$35,000 - $39,000
30%
40%
55%
75%
$30,000 - $34,999
40%
50%
60%
80%
$25,000 - $29,999
50%
55%
65%
85%
$20,000 - $24,000
60%
65%
70%
90%
$15,000 - $19,999
70%
75%
80%
95%
$14,999 or less
80%
85%
95%
95%

So that we have plenty of time to get your child registered for ArtVenture Summer Camp, we ask that you submit your tuition assistance application by May 15, 2017 at 5 p.m. Those families that qualify for tuition assistance will hear from us by May 26.

We try to match all successful applicants with their first choice class, but in some cases we may only be able to provide tuition assistance for an alternate class.

We accept tuition assistance applications for our fall, winter and spring afterschool art classes on a rolling basis.

Questions about the program should be directed to our director of education and programs.

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