Financial Aid (Need-Based)
The Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program believes firmly that finances should not prevent any motivated, qualified student from participating. As such, AYSP provides tuition assistance to many families in need each season. Financial concerns should not prevent any student from auditioning for AYSP! During the audition process, families in need ask for a Financial Aid Application, which can also be downloaded below. All application information is kept 100% confidential. Each season an AYSP committee access applications using a sliding scale of 25-90% of tuition cost, based on HUD Low to Moderate Income (LMI) Guidelines and consider extraordinary situations. AYSP may provide up to 90% reduction in tuition for qualified families. Applying for financial aid is a part of the audition registration process.
Tuition rates are set annually in the Spring for the following season and vary by ensemble. Tuition covers only a portion of the cost per student, and, as a non-profit organization, AYSP works to raise the additional funding to operate the program through private donations.