Financial Aid

To make participation in the Academy of Theatre Arts available to all interested students, we are pleased to offer financial aid.

Financial aid is available for any student of any age level including adults. Applications should indicate financial need first and then we will look at student desire and merit. First-time applicants will be considered before those that have received aid previously.

Please see below for specific requirements for applying for aid.

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY SPACES BLANK ON THE APPLICATION - write N/A if needed

Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS must be received in the Civic Business Office by:

    DEADLINE for WINTER CLASSES Submission: Friday, January 26, 2018 at 5:00PM

    DEADLINE for SPRING BREAK DAY CAMP Submission: Friday, March 23, 2018 at 5:00PM

  • We are able to offer partial scholarships (not more than 85% of total cost).
  • If applying for both classes and camp for the same student, separate applications must be filled out for class(es) and camps due to their having different deadlines.
  • If applying for aid for more than one student per family, please submit one application per student. We cannot accept multiple students on the same application.
  • Students who never received aid before are considered before those who have been awarded in the past.
  • A space will be held for the student in their desired class/camp upon receipt of the financial aid application.
  • Once this online application is submitted, you will receive email confirmation from the Director of Education & Outreach within 72 hours.
  • Financial Aid is not guaranteed by this application. The Financial Aid Committee will review all applications and you will be notified of their decision by the Wednesday before the start of class/camp.

Student Information

If Student Is Under 18 Years Old

Financial Need Information

Living Wage Chart

Based on the chart above, is your income equal to or lower than the income listed for your household size?

    
    

Have you received financial aid from The Civic before?

    
    

Supplemental Questions

The student questions are to be answered and written by the student. If student is a minor and not of writing age, then answers must be dictated to a parent/guardian to write the answers for the student but it must be the student's own words. Please be as thorough as incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.

First-Time Students

Returning Students

If Student is a Minor

Civic Expectations

As a potential financial aid recipient, you must meet the following expectations. This will ensure that you will be set up for success in class and that the Civic makes the best use out of its limited financial resources. In the case that the student is a minor, the parent/guardian must agree to the expectations as well.

  1. You will attend all classes for which you are registered. If you are unable to attend a session, you must call the Director of Education at (269) 569-9035 prior to class starting to let us know of the absence.
  2. You will be on time for all classes, dressed appropriately and bring all materials needed for class.
  3. You will practice and prepare for each session according to the requirements of class.
  4. You will meet established deadlines for tuition bills not covered by scholarship.

Failure to meet the above expectations may result in the loss of aid and/or suspension of participation.

By submitting this form, you certify that you have provided current, accurate, and truthful information. You understand that if financial aid is awarded, you will be responsible for paying any tuition balance and applicable fees by the indicated deadlines.

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