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SDYS offers tuition assistance so that all families can allow their children to experience the joy of music. We are strongly committed to our financial aid program and the principle that financial need should not be a barrier to enter our programs. 

Need-based tuition assistance is available for any musician enrolled in SDYS but please understand that applying for tuition assistance does not guarantee approval. To ensure a consistent and fair process for all families, applicants must qualify for assistance.​ Tuition assistance is not available for the registration fee.

Families with need are encouraged to apply and can demonstrate eligibility for support by submitting a two-page tuition assistance application WITH ONE (1) of the following forms of support documentation:

  1.  Section 8 housing voucher -or-
  2.  A copy of your child’s 2020 or 2021 lunch letter, indicating your child is eligible for free or reduced lunch through the Federal Reduced School Lunch Program -or-
  3.  A SIGNED copy of the first 2 pages of your 2020 Federal Income Tax Form 1040. Please block out your social security number -or-
  4.  A valid 2020 tax return from Mexico (if applicable)

Please see the Audition Handbook for full details regarding tuition assistance applications.

Please note: Volunteering is no longer associated with tuition assistance.  We invite all families to participate at SDYS as a volunteer.

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