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.


  • February 15, 2022: Applications Due for Free Music and Art Week Student Participants
  • June 1, 2022: Applications Due for New Summer Session Students

The Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Tuition Aid Application Periods are Now Closed.

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. If you would like to request a paper copy of our tuition aid form be mailed to you directly, please call 603-431-4278 or email .


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! 


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

If you would like to make a donation to support our Tuition Aid & Scholarship Fund, please contact Russ Grazier at

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