It's now more important than ever to ensure diversity in and access to the visual arts.
- access to arts education
- professional development for artists
- bringing national attention to Chicago's artists
Hyde Park Art Center offers need-based financial aid to qualified students and families. Financial aid is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Early submission is highly encouraged.
Full Tuition Awards: HPAC offers 3 full tuition awards each term (does not apply to Creativity Camps).
o To be considered for a full tuition award, applications must be submitted by the early registration deadline (see Course catalog for date).
o Award decisions will be based on 1) financial need and 2) thoughtfulness of responses.
o Recipients have 1 week from the award date to register; otherwise, the award is forfeited. Applicants who have forfeited their award are not eligible for aid until the following term.
o Recipients must not miss more than 2 classes for a 10 week course or 1 class for a 5 week course. Failure to attend will result in ineligibility for financial aid for 4 terms.
o Applicants may receive only 1 full tuition award per year.
o Applicants not chosen for a full tuition award may be eligible for a half tuition award.
Half-tuition awards: A limited number of half-tuition awards will be available each term, including Creativity Camps.
o Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, as funds allow.
o Award is applicable only to the courses/programs listed on the application for that quarter. A new application must be submitted for additional courses.
o Award decisions will be based on financial need.
o Recipients have 1 week from the award date to register; otherwise, the award is forfeited. Applicants who have forfeited their award may not apply again until the following term.
o Students who wish to renew aid must reapply each term.
To apply, complete the form below in full. Alternatively, forms can be returned to Eileen Truong, Registrar, at the front desk or by e-mail at etruong@hydeparkart. Applications must be received by the early registration deadline to be considered for a full-tuition award. Each student requesting aid must submit a separate form. Financial aid recipients must reapply each session for continued assistance and must complete the entire 10-week session to be eligible for future awards. Download a financial aid application.
For more information about art courses, financial aid, and registration discounts please contact our Registrar Eileen Truong at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-324-5520 x1016.
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