Financial Aid Program

What is financial aid?

We offer financial aid to students who have a sincere desire to learn but who may not have enough income to pay for all or part of the regular lesson fees.

Do I qualify for financial aid?

We evaluate financial need based on the student’s household income as shown on the first page of the student’s (or head of household’s) most recently filed IRS Form 1040 and other information.  (If unavailable, please inquire about other forms of proof of income.)  In addition to income, we may consider factors such as a reference from a qualified music teacher or other evidence of musical interest and ability when assessing new students.

If qualified, am I guaranteed financial aid?

We depend upon contributions from individuals and organizations to provide financial assistance and therefore cannot guarantee aid to all applicants.  To receive aid, you must first submit a written application.

How can I use financial aid?

Financial aid may be used for one 12-week session lesson or class. A second lesson or class may not be taken in the same session.

How do I apply?

Fill out the Financial Aid Application and submit it with a copy of the first page of your most recent Federal Form 1040 tax return:

MCMS Financial Aid Info and Form 11.30.14

You may deliver these documents by mail or in person.  We will contact you within two weeks to let you know whether you qualify and if so, at what level and whether we have immediate aid available for you.  Any difference between the amount of aid and the regular lesson fees is due upon registration.

What else should I know?

If you register and pay for a lesson or class before you are notified of your award, we will issue you a refund of all but 5% of the amount of award.  Students receiving financial aid must sign the standard Student Agreement and follow all policies of the school.

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