Scholarships

BAX is a nonprofit organization committed to providing high-quality accessible arts education programming to all families regardless of financial means. We provide financial assistance in the form of tuition subsidies and/or installment plans for our Youth Education Classes (ages 1-18) and our School Breaks & Summer Arts Programs based on an honor system of your self-expressed need. We do not require financial documentation, and over 40% of students receive some level of Financial Assistance. 

By making an offer of financial assistance, BAX is making a significant commitment to your family, and we expect that your family is likewise making a commitment to BAX and to your child’s full participation. Financial assistance families are periodically asked to volunteer for projects, bake sales, and special events.

BAX has long been committed to accessibility to our high-quality arts programming through a robust financial assistance program. As the effects of COVID-19 have shifted our programming capacity, they have in turn shifted our financial capacity. We are taking steps to continue in our mission of accessibility, and ask you to please take the time to review the following changes. We understand and firmly believe that now, more than ever, the arts need to remain accessible to all communities. Please feel free to contact info@bax.org with any questions.

Spring 2024 Semester Classes

Applications for financial assistance beyond 40% for Spring 2024 will be accepted starting on Thursday, January 4, 2024. To apply, please fill out this Financial Assistance Application

We are offering the following levels of financial assistance: 60%, 75%, and 90% subsidy, along with extended payment plans and reduced deposits. As always, we offer financial assistance based on a system of self-expressed need and we do not require any financial documentation. 

A limited number of full (100%) scholarships will be available. To be considered for a full scholarship you will be asked to submit a statement of need & interest, in addition to your general application. This statement should express why and how you will benefit from BAX programming and serve as an introduction to your family (especially for new families). It need not be formal, i.e. it can be written as a bullet point list or submitted as an audio message (whatever form is accessible to you).

New families receiving Financial Assistance will be invited to a welcome meeting with BAX Education Staff. 

School Breaks Arts Programs 2024

BAX is committed to offering high-quality and accessible arts programs for all. As such, our 2024 School Breaks tuition is priced at three tiers, which includes sliding scale subsidies of up to 30% so that each family can assess the price that works best for their household. This is based on an honor system of your-expressed-need (we do not require financial documentation). Installment plans are available, and you can elect to enroll in one during online registration. By paying what you are able, you help us better meet the needs of other families.

We have a limited amount of financial assistance available beyond these public tiers. Please submit a request for additional financial assistance by filling out this form online HERE. Additionally or alternatively, you can use this form to indicate if an increased installment plan from 2 to 3 or 4 payments is preferable. Please note that submission of a request form does NOT guarantee an offer of additional financial assistance. We will take requests under review and respond within a few weeks of receipt, no later than the end of March 2024.

President’s Week (February 20-23) and Spring Break (April 22-26) Scholarship Details:

Due to high interest and limited number of scholarships available, the President’s Week and Spring Break application will be open from January 4 to 15, 2024, with families being notified of possible offers the week of January 29, 2024. After January 15, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with offers being made as funds are available. 

Summer Arts Program

Due to high interest and limited number of scholarships available, the Summer Arts Program application will be open beginning February 1st, 2024 through March 15th, 2024. After March 15th, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with offers being made as funds are available.