Financial Aid - Certificate and Independent Study Programs
Qualified Certificate and Independent Study Programs students with demonstrated need will be considered for assistance from the programs listed below. For a description of these programs, please visit studentaid.ed.gov
- The School's Ailey Tuition Remittance Grant (ATR) Program
- Federal Pell Grant Program
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) Program
- Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program
- Federal Direct Student Loan Programs (Direct Loan)
How to Apply:
- Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For paper FAFSAs, contact the Department of Education at 1-800-4FED AID.
- Indicate The Ailey School code (015038) in Step Six of the FAFSA. This enables the Central Processing Service (CPS) to send the processed application results to The Ailey School.
- After submitting the FAFSA, make sure to record your confirmation number for future reference.
To sign the FAFSA electronically and to correct it online, applicants may obtain a U.S. Department of Education Personal Identification Number (PIN) at www.pin.ed.gov before beginning the FAFSA. If an applicant must report parental information, a parent must sign the application and must apply for his/her own PIN to sign electronically.
FAFSAs that are processed by the Central Processing Service must be received by The Ailey School no later than the following dates:
- Fall semester: June 1
- Spring semester: November 1
Please read this important document about financial aid deadlines, disbursements, and refunds for further information.
Federal financial aid is not available to Scholarship Program students. Merit-based Tuition Remission Grants and Work Exchange are awarded by audition only.
Federal financial aid is not available for the Summer Intensive Program, but students may audition for Fellowships during the summer term.
Applicants may email The Ailey School Financial Aid Office or call 212-405-9135.