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Pratt K-12 is committed to increasing access to instruction in art and design and keeping youth art programs and classes affordable based on financial need.

Do I Qualify?

In order to be eligible for financial aid and/or need-based programs, the family’s household income must be within the limits defined by the NYS free/reduced lunches listed below.

Family Size12345678Each Additional Person
Annual Income$26,973$36,482$45,991$55,500$65,009$74,518$84,027$93,536+$9,509
Pratt Young Scholars and DICE:

All students attending these programs must meet the income guidelines above, and successful applicants will receive full-tuition scholarships to attend. To apply, families should follow the application instructions for each program; no additional form is needed.

Saturday Art School:

Financial aid is available to eligible Saturday Art School students in need of assistance thanks to generous support from the Selz Foundation. Students who receive the award will be entitled to a reduced tuition price of $50 per semester.

How to apply: Applications are accepted online. Please see the “registration” section of the Saturday Art School website for dates and links to the application form.

Submit all items listed. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

  • Financial aid form (posted in the downloads section below)
  • A copy of parents’/guardians’ most recent income tax return OR (only if tax returns are unavailable) A copy of parents’/guardians’ documents substantiating current income (social security, unemployment, or public assistance): No pay stubs
  • Saturday Art School registration form (posted on the Saturday Art School webpage during registration periods only)
  • $50 tuition fee

What happens next?
Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. If financial aid is awarded, you will be notified in approximately two weeks with a class confirmation email, so please make sure the email address you provide is accurate. In the event that an award is not given, your payment will not be processed and you will not be placed in a class. 
How many awards are given?
For the current semester, there is funding to support 30% of students attending Saturday Art School to receive financial aid awards. We encourage all eligible students and families to apply.

How long does the award last?
Financial aid awards given in the fall semester are renewable for the spring semester based on attendance. Awards given in the spring are valid for one semester only. Families must re-apply each fall, as all awards are dependent on available funding.