Financial Aid is available to those that cannot
afford the cost of lessons or classes with UD CMS at full cost. At CMS, we
understand that there are many reasons why you might not currently be able to
afford our programs, and we are happy to help when we can.
Aid awards are given on an annual basis per minor student and are contingent
re-enrolling for each separate session (fall, winter, spring, summer) during the academic year.
is available for one class, camp, or set of lessons per (18 and under) student per
receipt of financial aid is contingent upon timely registration each
session, punctual arrival to scheduled lesson times, and efficient
communication with instructors.*
All pages of the UD CMS Confidential Application for Financial Aid (CMS-CAFA) must be completed once per year
to remain eligible and all additional documents must be included. If you
cannot include all the documents as requested or your situation is unique,
please include a letter of explanation. Financial aid awards are based
upon the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) guidelines.**
For those with a household income of 150% or less than the
FPL, the first ten registrants per year are eligible to receive a 95%
financial aid discount. Awards are granted on a first-come-first-serve
basis each year and are based upon the date of the receipt of the CMS
registration (and completed CMS-CAFA). Once ten applicants have been
awarded the 95% discount in a year, any additional applicants are
eligible for the following discounts: 150% FPL - 50% discount; 133%
FPL - 60% discount; 100% FPL - 75% discount.
with a total household income of 200% of the FPL are eligible for a 35%
discount. Applicants that make more than 200% of FPL may be ineligible for
If you need assistance for a minor child to participate please do complete an application. Even if you do not meet the FPL guidelines, we may be able to help. We want all children who wish to participate to be able to do so.
Programs eligible for financial aid: 30 minute private lessons
(additional time can be added at regular rates), Suzuki (with 30 minute lessons and 45 minute group classes: additional time can be added at regular rates for private lesson portion), Ensembles,
Music for Young Minds,
Choirs, DE Youth Wind Ensemble, and Camps.
feel free to contact us if you need assistance or additional information:
(302) 831-1548 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*With approval from CMS director a financial aid discount may be available for an additional class, camp, or set of lessons per session; however, the additional program will never be dicounted more than 50%.
**Please black out Social Security numbers from tax forms.