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Financial Aid


Tuition Assistance/Financial Aid

The mission of Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center is to inspire the growth of youth, families and the community through quality arts and education programs.

At Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center, we believe that every student deserves an arts education. For this reason, we make need-based financial assistance available to our students by the following methods:

Tuition Assistance/Financial Aid

In response to the challenges that continue to be caused by COVID-19, Mind Builders will be accepting tuition assistance applications for our private and group virtual and in-studio classes for Summer 2023. Below you will find the Tuition Assistance Applications.

We are committed to providing quality arts education to our community to ensure that financial challenges will not be an obstacle in having students enroll in classes.  In order for Mind-Builders to make a fair determination, we ask that you confidentially disclose your current financial status. Please ensure you register for your desired classes before submitting an application.

We would also like you to encourage your family members, friends and employers to make a donation, if possible, to the Mind-Builders Tuition Assistance Fund. All donations are tax-deductible, and can help make classes available to more students whose families can use assistance at this time.

Mind-Builders also offers a number of FREE classes for children and adults.

Work-Exchange Program

Adults may apply to work at Mind-Builders on a weekly schedule in exchange for one free class for their child or for themselves. Applicants are selected after an interview process, and begin working when classes begin.    Work-Exchange Program Application

Merit Scholarships

A certain number of merit scholarships are offered to advanced level dance and music students ages 12-18 each year. Applicants are selected after an audition and interview process. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 718-652-6256.

Limited full Louis Armstrong scholarships are also available! Audition required, interest in Jazz, contact Music Department Director Waldo Chavez at 718-652-6256.