Financial Aid

Our financial application is currently closed and our committee is reviewing applications. You may still fill out the application form and if additional funding becomes available, we will inform those on our waitlist.

The YMA financial aid committee awards aid during Spring of 2019. Please apply early, as funds are limited. Note: If you are applying for Financial Aid, send the aid application materials in before registering so you don't have to pay a deposit upfront.

Assistance is awarded on a competitive basis, taking into consideration the following three factors:

  • Financial need of the student’s family

  • Proficiency and enthusiasm of the student in the major artistic area

  • Needs of YMA to strengthen sections or departments

Every applicant will be given due consideration when financial aid is awarded, but because of the number of applicants, not every applicant will receive funds. For more information, please complete the Info Request Form.

To Apply:

When you apply,  you will need to provide the following supplemental materials:

  • Written statement of need

  • Your 2018 tax filing

  • Financial information of all parents/guardians as well as any other adults in the household.

  • Letter of recommendation from the student’s most recent instructor (if applicable)

  • Letter from the student outlining why you want to come to YMA

  • Optional: Additional statement of need from an adviser or teacher

  • Optional: Additional proof of need including proof of free or reduced lunch status, financial aid award statements from other organizations or schools, etc.

Click the button below to be taken to our Financial Aid Application. The application will open in a new window. You must fill out the entire application at once. You will not be able to save your application and complete at a later time.

YMA has created a prep spreadsheet in both Excel and Google. We recommend reviewing and filling out the fields on this sheet and then copying the information into your live form.