Sliding Scale

Sliding Scale Tuition

Blue Bear provides significant savings to students of all ages with financial need through our sliding scale tuition program. The amount of support you receive is based on your gross income from your tax return. Sliding scale support is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Consult the chart below to see if you qualify. If you do, then bring a copy of page one of your prior year tax return to the school when paying your tuition.

Please note: sliding scale applicants cannot be listed as a dependent on another person’s tax return.

Sliding Scale Discount (per quarter)

# in Family
1 in Family
2 in Family
3 in Family
Gross Income (based on prior year’s tax return)*
A
under $25,000
50% off classes
30% off lessons
B
under $30,000
40% off classes
25% off lessons
50% off classes
30% off lessons
C
under $35,000
30% off classes
20% off lessons
40% off classes
25% off lessons
50% off classes
30% off lessons
D
under $40,000
20% off classes and lessons 30% off classes,
20% off lessons
40% off classes,
25% off lessons
E
under $45,000
20% off classes and lessons 30% off classes,
20% off lessons
F
under $50,000
20% off classes and lessons
G
under $55,000
H
under $60,000

* Note: GROSS income, not ADJUSTED GROSS

** No ten-lesson discounts, applies to one- or four-lesson rates only
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Summer Camps Sliding Scale

# of Dependents
1   Dependent
2 Dependents
3 Dependents
Gross Income (based on prior year’s tax return)*
A
$20,000
$75 for one SF
Summer Camp
B
$25,000
$225 for one SF
Summer Camp
$75 for one SF
Summer Camp
C
$30,000
$325 for one SF
Summer Camp
$225 for one SF
Summer Camp
$75 for one SF
Summer Camp
D
$35,000
$325 for one SF
Summer Camp
$225 for one SF
Summer Camp
E
$40,000
$425 for one SF
Summer Camp
$325 for one SF
Summer Camp
F
$45,000
$425 for one SF
Summer Camp
G
$50,000
$425 for one SF
Summer Camp
H
$55,000
I
$60,000

* Note: GROSS income, not ADJUSTED GROSS

Blue Bear School of Music does not discriminate according to race, color, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational and admissions policies and in its programs.