Kids’ Orchestra is a fee-based program that uses a sliding scale tuition model according to family income. Full tuition without any assistance is $1,000 per child per year. With generous support from donors, all students receive a base-level scholarship of $400 per year. This helps to cover registration costs, instrument rental and supplies, healthy snacks, mentorship and homework help, instruction, a t-shirt, and transportation.
As a non-profit organization, parent and community investment is vital to the sustainability and continued success of our program, though Kids’ Orchestra strives to provide as much assistance as possible for qualified families enrolled in our programming. We accommodate all students who are accepted into our program, regardless of household income.
To determine a family’s scholarship level, proof of income is required. Acceptable forms include a SNAP benefit verification letter, a most recent tax return, a W2, an SSI benefit verification letter, one month of recent paychecks for all adult members of the family, or an official letter from your employer, pension, or retirement.