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Building a Successful Financial Aid Program

Published: 2018-07-01

Guild members share a commitment to making high-quality arts education accessible to all. Towards this end, most of our member organizations provide some kind of need-based financial aid. But policies and procedures for awarding financial aid can vary.

To learn more, we asked Guild members to share some information about their current policies and procedures, and what guides them, as well as insights on how to successfully create and manage a financial aid program. This article highlights the experiences of four member organizations who offer financial aid for private and group lessons:

• Community Music Center, San Francisco, CA (CMC)
• Flint School of Performing Arts, Flint, MI (Flint)
• Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School, Providence, RI (Philharmonic)
• Sherwood Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL (Sherwood)

Supported by the National Guild