Financial Aid

With the goal of making our programs accessible, Hyde Park Art Center offers a limited amount of financial aid for Youth and Adult Programs and Classes.

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.

Half Tuition Awards

A limited number of half-tuition awards will be available each term, including Creativity Camps.

  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, as funds allow.
  • Award is applicable only to the courses/programs listed on the application for that quarter. A new application must be submitted for additional courses.
  • Award decisions will be based on financial need.
  • 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.
  • Students who wish to renew aid must reapply each term.

Community-Supported Programs

In addition to financial aid, we also offer Community-Supported Programs.

ART FOR EVERYONE! In community-supported programs, there’s no minimum required tuition to participate. We ask that students and families contribute what you can. Your contributions help support program costs such as teaching artists, supplies, and space. We thank you for contributing as generously as you can to this creative community!


We extend our gratitude to the Joyce Foundation for their support in making our Community-Supported programs possible.

Find our current community-supported program offerings here

Interested in volunteering or contributing in other ways? Let us know!

To apply, complete the form below in full. Alternatively, forms can be returned to Jacquelyn Guerrero, Finance & Operations Coordinator, by e-mail at Applications must be received by the deadline to be considered. Each student requesting aid must submit a separate form. Financial aid recipients must reapply each session for continued assistance and must complete the entire term to be eligible for future awards. Download a financial aid application.

Click here for a pdf of financial aid policies. In addition to financial aid, we also offer numerous registration discounts!

For more information about art courses, financial aid, and registration discounts please contact our Finance & Operations Coordinator, Jacquelyn Guerrero, at or 773-324-5520.