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 AYSP’s out-of-pocket cost to offer the program to each student and, as a non-profit organization, AYSP works to raise the additional funding to operate the program through government and private foundation grants, corporate and individual donations, and annual fundraising activities.

AYSP offers a variety of payment options.


Audition Fee – $15: Each student who auditions is required to pay a one-time, non-refundable audition fee annually.


Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program
4407 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
PO Box 30961
Albuquerque, NM 87190