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Financial Aid Program Description

Youth & Adult Programs offers need-based awards for all Youth Education Programs. Need-based financial awards are issued on a sliding scale based on demonstrated need. Eligibility and requirements are listed below.

Awards are granted as percentages of tuition to admitted students; 100% financial assistance is never given. It is expected that the family makes some sort of contribution to support the student's studies.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Financial aid applications must be submitted to the YAP Office by April 1, 2019. Any applications submitted after the program application deadline may be considered depending on remaining available funding.
  • Applicant's "family" includes all adults (parents or guardians) who are responsible for the applicant.
  • Total family income as reported on the most recent tax return not to exceed $100,000 annually.
  • Incomplete applications, or those with insufficient documentation, will not be considered.
  • Continuing students with existing Youth & Adult Program accounts must be paid in full with zero outstanding balances.

Process

  1. Families must submit an online need-based application by April 1, 2019. (Late submissions may or may not be considered)
  2. All supporting documentation must be either uploaded with the online application (only PDFs and image files accepted), or mailed to the Youth & Adult Programs Office. (Mailed documents must be postmarked by the application deadline.) We recommend that you remove all Social Security Numbers from your documents before uploading or sending them.
    • Tax return must claim student as dependent.
    • If parents/guardians file separately, tax returns for both parents/guardians must be submitted.
  3. Applicants will be notified of the status of their award once they have been admitted to a program. Award amounts will be listed on the student's online invoice.
  4. Awardees must accept the award by submitting the required tuition deposit confirming their participation.

Review Criteria

Applications will be reviewed by a Youth & Adult Programs committee using specific criteria to score each submission, including: demonstrated financial need (income), number of dependents, travel requirements to program, documented extenuating circumstances (medical expenses, elder care, children with special needs, free lunch eligibility, etc.). Faculty Directors are not involved in need-based award determinations. Every effort will be made to provide appropriate funding to applicants.

Required documents

Family's most recent Federal Income Tax Return(s), completed and signed.

Document file (PDF or image file ONLY)
no larger than 5MB

Do you own a business?

If Yes, upload Business Tax Return using the "Add Another Document" button above

Additional optional documents: to include any of these, upload them using the "Add Another Document" button above

  • Records of non-taxable income such as veterans, social security, AFDC or ADC, or welfare benefits.
  • Records of current medical and dental expenses not covered by insurance.
  • Personal statement outlining any extenuating circumstances that may impact financial award consideration.
Additional details

All items are required. Enter "0" if the item is not applicable.

Family Monthly Expenses

Is student receiving financial assistance from any other source for this program?

If Yes, Please list funding source:

Signature

By signing this document, I certify that the information presented in this application, the attached documentation, and all representations are true and correct. I understand that any assistance awarded will be directly subtracted from the total balance due.

01/18/2021