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 with any questions.

Fall 2023 Semester Classes

Applications for financial assistance beyond 40% for Fall 2023 will be accepted starting on Tuesday, June 20. 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. 

Información del Otoño 2022

La solicitud para Asistencia Financiera de más del 40% está abierta. Para solicitarla, favor de llenar esta Solicitud de Asistencia Financiera

Estamos ofreciendo los siguientes niveles de asistencia financiera: 60%, 75%, 90%, además de planes de pago extendidos y depósitos reducidos. Como siempre, ofrecemos asistencia financiera basándonos en la necesidad que usted exprese (no requerimos documentación financiera).

Un número limitado de becas completas (100%) estarán disponibles. Para ser considerado para una beca completa, se le pedirá que entregue una declaración de interés y necesidad además de su solicitud general. Esta declaración deberá expresar por qué y cómo usted se beneficiará de la programación de BAX y servirá como una presentación de su familia (especialmente para familias nuevas). No necesita ser formal, por ejemplo, puede ser escrita como una lista o entregada en mensaje de voz (la forma que sea más accesible para usted).

School Breaks Arts Programs 2023

BAX is committed to offering high-quality and accessible arts programs for all. As such, our 2023 School Breaks tuition is priced at three tiers, which includes sliding scale subsidies of up to 40% 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. You are welcome to submit a request for additional financial assistance (either in the form of a reduced deposit or an increased level of subsidy). To make a request, please fill out an application online using the links below. Please note that  submission of a request form does not guarantee an offer of additional financial assistance.

Summer Arts Program (July 10 to August 4, 2023)

At this time, we have given out all our Scholarship awards for Summer 2023, and most weeks of the program are at full capacity. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for scholarship should the funds and space become available, you can complete the application below.