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Summer School of the Arts

Tuition and Financial Aid

NYSSSA's summer programs are open to all New York State students currently enrolled in grades 8 through 12 who qualify through the audition process. Tuition, room, and board costs should not discourage any talented young artist from auditioning. A student who auditions is under no obligation to attend and every effort will be made to allocate suitable financial aid.

We want any talented young artist who is accepted through our audition process, regardless of his or her ability to pay for the school, to be able to attend. NYSSSA awards financial assistance based upon individual need.

The total cost of tuition, room, and board for attending one of the 4-week residential Summer School of the Arts' programs is $2,500. State funds assist in keeping the tuition considerably lower than the actual program costs.

Tuition Aid Form

Tuition Assistance Forms are mailed to each student who is offered acceptance for each program.

Forms do not need to be submitted until the student has been accepted into the program.

Forms mailed prior to a student's acceptance will be returned.