TUITION AID & SCHOLARSHIPS
If you, like many, have been impacted by the pandemic crisis, we are here to help. We have simplified and expanded our tuition aid program so your family can continue your studies at PMAC without interruption. We believe every person should have access to music and arts programs, regardless of their economic status, and especially during times of crisis. We will make sure you and your children do not have to go without arts programs while our community recovers.
PMAC offers tuition aid for students in need. In determining awards, the Financial Aid Committee considers family financial obligations, along with such additional factors as temporary unemployment, emergencies, illnesses, and total music and art educational expenses.
To apply, complete one of the following Tuition Aid Application Forms:
TUITION AID APPLICATION for 2021-2022 Academic Year
This application is for anyone who wishes to apply for Tuition Aid at PMAC. Application deadlines are three times a year. See the below link for application deadlines and steps to apply.
TUITION AID APPLICATION – SHORT FORM
This application is specifically for clients of the Portsmouth Housing Authority, receive housing subsidies from another city/town and/or qualify for free and reduced lunch. Students who qualify can apply anytime!
ALL APPLICATIONS ARE CONFIDENTIAL.
Our Tuition Aid Committee reviews the progress of each student at the end of each semester to determine continued assistance support for the next semester. Recipients of tuition aid awards who have an outstanding tuition balance for a prior semester are ineligible for aid until their outstanding balance is paid in full. Tuition Aid recipients will be asked to volunteer for PMAC 2 hours per year, as scheduled through the office. All Returning Students must reapply for Tuition Aid each August.
If you have any questions about the Tuition Aid process, please contact Michelle Shoemaker, Director of Education at Michelle@pmaconline.org
SCHOLARSHIP AND TUITION AID APPLICATION DEADLINES
- August 15, 2021: Applications Due for New Fall Semester Students
- January 3, 2022: Applications Due for New Spring Semester Students
- June 1, 2022: Applications Due for New Summer Session Students
If you would like to make a donation to support our Tuition Aid & Scholarship Fund, please contact Judy Pinkham, Director of Development, at Judy@pmaconline.org