Grants and Fees

Grants are available from the Department for Education’s Music and Dance Scheme for students who qualify for the scheme through audition. This support will be means tested and based upon parental income.

We will work with all successful applicants to identify available government funded grants and financial support for travel and dance wear. The full cost of the course per student is currently £3,649 per year.

 You will not have to make any contribution if your total family income before tax is £29,927 or less in the tax year (after deducting £2,050 for each dependent child in the family including the CAT student). If your family income is more you will receive a smaller grant and you may have to make a contribution.

The table below details the means tested funding system set by the DfE for 2016/2017. www.education.gov.uk/mds

Relevant income                       Grant Amount                    Parental Contribution

up to £29,927                                £3,649                                   nil

£29,928 to £33,917                        £3,284                                  £365

£33,918 to £37,908                        £2,918                                  £731

£37,909 to £41,899                        £2,554                                  £1,095

£41,900 to £45,889                        £2,189                                  £1,460

£45,890 to £49,879                        £1,824                                  £1,825

£49,880 to £53,871                        £1,460                                  £2,189

£53,872 to £57,861                        £1,095                                  £2,554

£57,862 to £61,851                        £730                                     £2,919

£61,852 to £65,839                        £366                                     £3,283

over £65,840                                   nil                                        £3,649