The Harlem School of the Arts is committed to enriching the lives of young people by providing access to quality arts education for every child who comes through our doors. We understand that our families represent an economically diverse community consisting of many who need financial assistance to provide their children to world class training in the arts.
Financial aid is awarded solely on the basis of economic need without regard for race, religion, nationality, ethnicity or sexual orientation. All financial aid information is confidential and an applicant’s financial need does not affect their acceptance to any of our programs.
The School offers financial assistance for families with demonstrated financial need on a first-come, first-served basis. Beginning Wednesday, May 1, 2013, if you are interested in applying for financial aid for 2013-2014, please see reverse for more details on how to apply.
The deadline to submit your completed financial aid application is Monday, July 15, 2013. No financial aid applications will be accepted after this date and the PSAS online assessment portal will be closed.
HOW TO APPLY
Beginning Wednesday, May 1, 2013, if you are interested in applying for financial aid for 2013-14, you must submit a completed financial aid application and HSA Registration Form by Monday, July 15, 2013. Please read the following carefully and complete by deadline:
To Apply by Regular Mail: request a 2013-14 financial aid form from the HSA Registration Office or download from PSAS at http://www.hsanyc.org/aid.php
Use HSA School Code: 1602
Private School Aid Service (PSAS) is an independent financial aid assessment company. Please note that PSAS charges a non-refundable fee of $25.00 to all applicants. Once your application is complete, PSAS will evaluate your financial need and make a recommendation to HSA. If your application is incomplete or has been improperly submitted, a representative from PSAS will contact you directly. Submitting a financial aid application does not guarantee that a tuition grant will be awarded.
Private School Aid Service
P.O. Box 89434
Cleveland, Ohio 44101-6434
2. Submit a completed an HSA registration form by Monday, July 15, 2013. Only full-year registrants will be considered for financial aid. We are not accepting applications for one semester. There is a maximum financial aid award of up to $2,500 for each eligible, full-year registrant. Please note we cannot accept any HSA registration forms for financial aid applicants after the deadline.
3. By August 15, 2013, provided you have fully completed Steps 1 & 2 above, HSA will send out financial aid notification letters will be sent to all applicants indicating financial aid award amount, if any, and an invoice indicating your tuition balance due, if applicable.
If you have any questions about applying for financial aid at the Harlem School of the Arts, please contact our Business Manager, Gina Lee at email@example.com.
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HSA Prep Scholarships
HSA Prep students are awarded full scholarships annually. Awards are determined by audition and review by departmental committees. Students receiving Prep scholarships will receive written notification of acceptance to the program. All financial aid recipients are required to have an excellent attendance record (no more than one unexcused absence) and perform work study hours. These hours are assigned at the discretion of the Program Directors.