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Tuition and Financial Aid Programs

Harlem School of the Arts offers a variety of aid programs that allow you to invest in your child’s dream
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To apply for financial aid, parents must first create an account with FACTS to fill out the necessary income information and upload W2 forms, and the prior year’s tax information.

Once applications are submitted, and all required documents are received by FACTS from families, a business review will be conducted. This takes approximately 2-3 weeks to complete.

Applicants also receive an award letter through FACTS that they must sign and return electronically (to financialaid@hsanyc.org) or in person at HSA. Awards are income-based, and if an applicant is eligible for financial assistance, the applicant will receive an award amount via FACTS management, for the designated year for which the financial aid should be applied. Once the signed award letter has been received, applicants are instructed to register for the classes on a payment plan.

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Financial Aid

At HSA, we believe in making the arts accessible to all, which is why we offer financial aid to ensure that every student has the opportunity to pursue their passion regardless of financial circumstances. Don't let finances be a barrier to your artistic journey!
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"The dance department at Harlem School of the Arts changed my life..."

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"This program has helped me to grow as a dancer and gain confidence in my ability to dance.."

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This is my 2nd year at Harlem School of The Arts and the school is wonderful.

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"HSA is not only an incredible dance school where I have improved my technical skills on a daily basis.."

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"The HSA Dance Department has been a wonderful and inclusive community.."

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Frequently Asked Questions

Students, ages 12-17, interested in pursuing a career in the arts would benefit from HSA Prep, which provides accelerated arts training to prepare students for a continued education in the arts.

Ages 2-6 require no assessment for classes; simply choose the class that is the right fit for your child’s age. For dance classes and private music lessons, each student will be given an assessment by the department to determine the appropriate placement level for classes.

Yes. However, for those students who do not have access to an instrument, HSA can provide a list of stores that rent a variety of instruments.

Each semester runs for 16 weeks. Classes generally last between 30 minutes to 2 hours, and students may take as many classes as they like during our 32-week school year.

The HSA Early Childhood program offers classes for children ages 2 to 4 years old, see details and class descriptions on each department’s page. Several of the early childhood education classes require an adult caregiver to participate!