Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance Program

MYS believes that every student deserves access to music education, regardless of their background or economic circumstance.  Musicians should still expect to pay a minimum tuition fee of $50 to participate in MYS, in addition to the $40 registration fee paid before auditioning. Contact us with any questions.

Please submit your Financial Aid application after you receive your ensemble placement for the 2020-2021 season.

*** Only one application is required for the 2020-2021 season. If you have previously applied in the Fall, no new application is needed.***

What you will need to submit:

  • Completed application: Fill out the online form below or download and print a PDF application and mail to the MYS office
  • Provide one of the following 2 options below:
  • First two pages of your most recent federal tax return form 1040. Include the first page of Schedule C (if you were required to file it)
  • OR A Free or Reduced Lunch eligibility letter from the student’s school

Please black out all social security numbers and banking information on your tax return before sending it to us.

Applicants will be notified by email of financial aid awards.  There are no late fees assessed for applicants, and they should wait for their award notifications before making any payments.

Resources for Students

Concert Dress:
Free Formal Wear

Assistance with private lessons:
MusicLink Foundation

Tuition Assistance Forms

If you prefer to submit a paper application, download and send the application below to the MYS office.

Winter Start Application Form (pdf)

Winter Start Application Form (Spanish) (pdf)

Financial Aid Application

  • Please complete a separate application for each student, however supporting documents only need to be uploaded once per family. Applicants will be notified by email of financial aid awards. There are no late fees assessed for applicants, and they should wait for their award notifications before making any payments. Winter/Spring Tuition for Winter Start students is $370 for all ensembles except Portland and Hillsboro Overture Strings, which are $355. A second sibling enrollment is $325, and a third sibling is $290. Playing in a second ensemble is free.
  • Select all that apply. Please wait to submit your application until after you receive your placement for the 2020-2021 season.
  • 2020-2021 school year
  • Financial Information

  • Fall Tuition at MYS for the Winter/Spring for Winter Start Students is $370 for all ensembles except Portland and Hillsboro Overture Strings, which are $355. A second sibling enrollment is $325, and a third sibling is $290. Playing in a second ensemble is free.
  • Please indicate the amount per student.
  • If submitting tax forms and you filed a Schedule C, please also include the first page.
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