Optional Payment Plan
Students with financial hardship may choose to pay by installments as follows:
- 1/3 tuition, $40.00 registration fee, and $10.00 processing fee per course, due at the time of fall and spring registration (cash, check, or credit card)
- The remaining two payments, each equaling 1/2 the balance, will be drawn automatically from a valid credit or debit card number, furnished at the original registration, in October and November (fall semester) or March and April (spring semester)
Please note: the optional payment plan is not available for courses with fewer than 10 class meetings.
Funds from the Preparatory School Scholarship and Tuition Assistance for Boston Residents programs are available to students who have demonstrated talent, proficiency, and financial need.
All students receiving scholarships are evaluated each year and are expected to maintain a high level of commitment to their studies.
Because of the number of students seeking assistance and the limitation of available funds, there are no full scholarships. Awards are based on the number of classes indicated. Families are required to submit tax documentation with the application. Preparatory School scholarships are awarded during the academic year only; no funds are available for summer lessons.
New students must have teacher and/or ensemble placements before filing the application.
To apply for scholarship, contact the Preparatory School or download the 2013-2014 Scholarship Application Form.
Tuition Assistance for Boston Residents
This program gives Boston residents with musical aptitude and limited financial resources an opportunity to enroll in the Preparatory School. Children who have shown exceptional ability and are enrolled in the Preparatory Certificate Program will receive primary consideration. Other children may be accepted based upon available openings in a particular instrument and/or course of study. All students receiving tuition assistance are evaluated each semester and are expected to maintain a high level of commitment to their studies. All students are also expected to honor required classroom commitments, including on-time arrival for all scheduled classes, and a developed, sustainable, at-home, structured daily practice regime.
Students who wish to apply for tuition assistance should complete the scholarship application available by calling (617) 585-1130.
Preparatory School Endowed Scholarship Funds
The following is a list of endowed scholarship funds that have been established for the support of Preparatory School students:
Carroll-Foley Memorial Fund for Preparatory Students in Piano
Martin Guterman Memorial Scholarship
Seth Kimmelman Endowed Preparatory School Scholarship
Frances Brockman Lanier Scholarship
Grace M. and Aimé LeBlanc Memorial Scholarship
Rodney Lister and Sergey Schepkin Scholarship
Preparatory School Woodwind Scholarship
Angel Ramón Rivera Scholarship
Dr. Michael Smalky Memorial Scholarship
Benjamin Zander Scholarship
New endowed scholarship funds for the Preparatory School may be created at $50,000 or more. We also welcome gifts to the existing scholarship funds. If you or a family member are interested in providing scholarship assistance, please contact Jude Epsztein, Director of Donor Relations, at (617) 585-1297.