It is the basic philosophy of Hoff-Barthelson Music School that no student who shows commitment to his or her study of music should be deprived of being able to attend HBMS solely because of inability to pay tuition or other charges. Hoff-Barthelson welcomes need-based financial aid applications from students of all ages and levels of advancement.

For the 2018-19 School Year, the School distributed financial aid awards totaling $170,000 to 55 students in our Early Childhood, Suzuki, K-12, and Adult Divisions. Awards ranged from 19% to 100% of student’s total tuition, not including registration and materials fees.

The annual application deadline for returning students is May 31.

Applications for prospective students interested in enrolling in the fall are reviewed on a rolling basis until all funds have been expended. We recommend that prospective students apply for aid no later than June 30. Funding is limited; not every student with a demonstrated need will receive aid.

Factors influencing award decisions include need, commitment, and the contribution a student has/can make to the HBMS community through participation in our programs, including classes and ensembles, as appropriate.

To learn more or to apply, download the 2019-20 Financial Aid Guidelines and Application Form.