Scholarships & Financial Aid

Merit Scholarships

  • Academy students in Level 2 or above may be considered for a Merit Scholarship. Merit Scholarships are awarded at the sole discretion of the Kansas City Ballet School and require no application.
  • Scholarships are awarded for the school year (September – May). The deadline to accept awarded scholarships and register for the 2016-2017 academic year is August 12, 2016.
  • Scholarship funds are modest and highly competitive. Upon acceptance of a KCBS scholarship, KCBS students are required to be enrolled in their assigned class level for the full academy year, participate in the School Spring Performance and may be asked to assist with various KCBS projects. All recipients must maintain a 95% or higher class attendance rate.
  • Scholarships are not automatically renewed each school year and the awarded amount may vary from year to year. Students will be reevaluated by Kansas City Ballet School for consideration of continued or additional scholarships.

Financial Aid

  • Academy students in Level 2 or above are eligible to apply for Financial Aid. Financial Aid is awarded for the school year (September – May).
  • The deadline for aid applications for the 2016-2017 school year is August 15, 2016. Applications are reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee and aid is based on varied criteria.
  • Financial Aid recipients must be enrolled in their assigned class level for the full academic year and may be asked to assist with various KCBS projects. All recipients must maintain a 95% or higher class attendance rate.
  • Financial Aid is not automatically renewed each school year and the awarded amount may vary from year to year. Students must reapply in order to be considered for continued or additional assistance.
  • Financial Aid recipients should not exceed their monthly payments on other KCBS services such as private lessons or reformer classes.

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