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  • Tuition Assistance

    Youth Music Project is glad to be able to offer tuition assistance to all eligible students. Eligibility is determined by Federal Financial Income Guidelines for Free and Reduced School Lunch or by placement in foster care. Those who qualify may register, tuition-free, for one weekly class or lesson per term and one week-long summer camp per year. 

    • Students must enroll in a group class before taking a private lesson. After a student has successfully completed a group class, they may apply their tuition assistance towards either one group class or one 30-minute private lesson per term.
    • If a student would like to register for more than one class or lesson per term or camp per summer, standard rates will apply for each additional registration.
    • To be considered for tuition assistance, Youth Music Project must receive current eligibility documentation, outlined below. The document must include the student’s name, current dates, and must be received and approved before the student can enroll.
    • We cannot reserve or hold spots for students with expired or pending tuition assistance approval.
    • If a student is age 1–4 and they have an older sibling who receives free/reduced lunch, tuition assistance may be applied to them.
    • Adult students only qualify for tuition assistance if they are still in high school and receiving free/reduced lunch. They may not apply using other document types. If a student is approved for tuition assistance before they turn 18, their tuition assistance will continue after their 18th birthday through the approved year. However, they may only reapply in the fall if they are still in high school and receiving free/reduced lunch.
    • Tuition assistance is awarded on a rolling basis throughout the year and approved through the following fall term. Recipients must reapply every fall. 

     

    Examples

    Student Scenario 1

    Parent provides free/reduced lunch letter for 2017–18 school year on Nov. 1, 2017. This document qualifies the student to enroll tuition-free for Winter Term 2018, Spring Term 2018, Summer Term/Camp 2018, and Fall Term 2018. Student reapplies on Nov. 1, 2018, with a free/reduced lunch letter for the 2018–19 school year, to receive tuition assistance for the following year (Winter 2019, Spring 2019, Summer 2019, and Fall 2019).

    Student Scenario 2

    Parent provides OHP document on May 15, 2018. This document qualifies the student to enroll tuition-free for Summer Term/Camp 2018 and Fall Term 2018. The student must reapply for tuition assistance to continue enrolling tuition-free. Parent provides free/reduced lunch letter for 2018–19 school year on Oct. 15, 2018. Student can continue enrolling tuition-free for Winter 2019, Spring 2019, Summer 2019, and Fall 2019.

  • Accepted Documentation

    Youth Music Project accepts the following documents:

    • A free/reduced lunch eligibility letter from the student’s school
    • Proof that a child is in foster care
    • An OHP eligibility letter
    • The most recent year’s federal tax return (form 1040)
    • A current SNAP benefits award letter can be accepted, but must be accompanied by proof that the student is a dependent of the parent/guardian receiving SNAP benefits

     

    Application Process

    Step 1: Create a Customer Account

    To apply for tuition assistance, first create a Customer Account, either at our registration site or with the front desk staff. Once you have created an account and added your children as family members, proceed to Step 2.

    Step 2: Free/Reduced Lunch Documentation

    Please send us a copy of your Documentation (see above) for each child you wish to be considered for tuition assistance. You can:
    • Scan the documentation and send it via email to tuitionassistance@youthmusicproject.org.
    • Make a copy of the letter and mail it to Youth Music Project, c/o Tuition Assistance, 2015 8th Avenue, West Linn, OR 97068.
    • Provide a physical copy of the letter to the front desk staff at Youth Music Project.

    Step 3: Email Confirmation

    Once we have reviewed and approved your application, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to register.

    Step 4: Choose your Group Class

    Choose the class or camp in which you would like to enroll.

    Step 5: Apply Annually

    Reapply during the next Fall Term by submitting updated documentation. An email reminder will be sent out early in the term. You will be able to register for the fall term using your current approved assistance, but will need to renew before registering for Winter Term activities.

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