The Hochstein community welcomes students of all ages, proficiency levels, ethnicities, socio-economic levels, and those with special needs in a barrier-free environment that provides artistic opportunities for all. Hochstein's Tuition Assistance/Need-Based Scholarship Program is just one way that we put the School's mission and values into action!
Students requiring tuition assistance in order to enroll in any program at Hochstein may apply through the Dean's Office.
A Note to Students/Families who received tuition assistance in 2019-2020: Due to the continuing financial challenges as a result of COVID-19, we are grandfathering in current tuition assistance recipients at their current percentage rates of assistance for the 2020-2021 and Summer 2021 sessions. There is no need to reapply for the upcoming sessions. If your financial situation has changed for the worse and you want to be considered for additional assistance, we encourage you to reapply so we can review your updated information.
Tuition Assistance/Need-Based Scholarship guidelines are as follows:
For children taking individual lessons or group piano, household net income less than $50,000. (after taxes only; other non-tax deductions are counted as income)
For adults taking individual lessons, household net income less than $30,000. (after taxes only; other non-tax deductions are counted as income)
For children and adults taking classes only, household net income less than $30,000. (after taxes only; other non-tax deductions are counted as income)
The above categories are general guidelines, but we realize that each household is different. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have a need - Hochstein does consider households that fall above the income guidelines if extenuating circumstances apply. Please refer to the last page of the application for more information.
Please note: As a general rule, Hochstein does not provide assistance for more than one individual lesson per student; exceptions to this policy will require prior approval by the Dean of Students.
Verification of household income and completion of a Tuition Assistance Application is due prior to registration.
For more information, call Hochstein at 585.454.4596 during office hours.
The Tuition Assistance/Need-Based Scholarship Program at Hochstein is made possible through individual, foundation, and corporate support. We are grateful to those who believe in our mission and continue to support our work. Additional assistance designated for minority youth is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.