Financial Aid

Arts plus financial aid.

Our financial aid program is designed to make sure everyone in the community has access to outstanding arts education, no matter their financial circumstance. Arts+ awards nearly $100,000 of financial aid annually to students.

Financial aid is provided to students each year based on need and the availability of funds. Arts+ uses a sliding scale similar to the one schools use to determine eligibility for free/reduced school lunches. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year, but the initial review of applications for summer programs and the upcoming school year is completed each spring.

How to Apply

Financial aid applications for the full 2024-2025 school year are due on April 15, 2024. Please download and complete the application form linked below and submit it along with the following:

  • A photocopy of last year’s Federal Tax Return OR (if appropriate) official letters of proof from any agencies providing welfare, social security, unemployment, child support, or alimony benefits
  • The most recent pay stubs for any working parents

Arts+ will also consider official documentation of changes or extenuating circumstances that have changed the financial status of the applicant subsequent to the filing of a tax return and/or parent letters explaining special circumstances not documented elsewhere which may support an applicant’s claim to assistance (i.e. special needs).

Please send completed applications to:

Or mail to:
Arts+ Attention: Student Services Coordinator PO Box 32757, Charlotte, NC 28232.

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Services Coordinator at 704-367-2793 or

Other Opportunities for Financial Aid

Charlotte Youth Choir Sliding Scale Tuition

To participate in our Sliding Scale program, please fill out the following form and send it to us at If you will be paying the regular tuition price, there is no need to fill out this form.

CYC Sliding Scale Tuition Form

We realize that there are some extenuating circumstances that may not be clearly seen with just this form. We review each application individually and do accept additional documentation that can help us have a better picture of your family's situation if needed.

Merit Scholarships

Arts+ offers a variety of scholarships for outstanding students in our private lesson division. For more information about applying and auditioning for one of these merit-based scholarships click here.


The financial aid program is generously supported by: