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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Need-based scholarships are available to eligible families throughout the year. Need-based scholarships vary in amounts – depending on your financial eligibility and the availability of funds. Unfortunately, we do not have sufficient funds to help every family who qualifies for need-based assistance. The Board of Directors has a scholarship committee who recieves anonoymous fact based information to aid them in their decisions. 

In order to assess a family’s financial need, KidsArts follows the guidelines set up by the City of Boston HUD’s median income chart. We will only consider scholarships for families who have an adjusted gross income that falls below the 80% median income bracket. If you are unsure where you fall please consult the chart. 

KidsArts requires a copy of your latest 1040 Income Tax Form or equivalent information to verify your income once per year. Submit documentation once per year with the scholarship application to substantiate your income level. The information requested is confidential and is necessary to help determine the degree of need for each applicant. Scholarships will be denied without documentation once per year.

Please note: If a scholarship is granted and a family leaves the program for any reason their scholarship will be forfeited. They may reapply should they choose to.

For consideration for Summer 2017 please email for a application and submit it by May 1, 2017. Please email the completed form and supplementary tax information to No paper applications or incomplete applications will be accepted. Please provide a valid email address as this will be how the financial aid decision will be communicated to all applicants

Families will be notified by May 15, 2017 of our decision.