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. In 2020-2021, Arts+ awarded nearly $100,000 of financial aid 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 due each spring, and awards are made prior to the beginning of summer programs.

How to Apply

Please complete the Arts+ Financial Aid Application or Spanish Financial Aid Application 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).


The deadline for financial aid support for the full 2021-2022 school year is April 30, 2021.  New students are welcome to apply at any time throughout the year, and applications will be considered as funds are available. 

Please send completed applications to: 

Arts+  Attention: Student Services Coordinator 345 North College Street Charlotte, NC 28202

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Services Coordinator at 704-377-4238 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 2020 - 2021


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:

  • Leonard G. Herring Family Foundation