Sliding Scale

Sliding Scale Tuition – Little Bears

Blue Bear provides significant savings to students from families with financial need through our generous 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, and is not limited to the 12 to 25 age group. 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 Dependent
2 in Dependent
3 in Dependent
Gross Income (based on prior year’s tax return)*
A
$20,000
85% off one Little Bears class
B
$25,000
60% off one Little Bears class/td>

85% off one Little Bears class
C
$30,000
40% off one Little Bears class 60% off one Little Bears class 80% off one Little Bears class
D
$35,000
30% off one Little Bears class 40% off one Little Bears class 60% off one Little Bears class
E
$40,000
20% off one Little Bears class 30% off one Little Bears class 40% off one Little Bears class
F
$45,000
20% off one Little Bears class 30% off one Little Bears class
G
$50,000
20% off one Little Bears class
H
$55,000

* Note: GROSS income, not ADJUSTED GROSS