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 £3,686 per year.

You will not have to make any contribution if your total family income before tax is £30,529 or less in the tax year (after deducting £2,072 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 2018/2019. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education

Relevant income                       Grant Amount                    Parental Contribution

up to £30,529                                  £3,723                               nil

£30,530 to £34,600                         £3,350                               £373

£34,601 to £38,671                         £2,977                               £746

£38,672 to £42,741                         £2,606                               £1,117

£42,742 to £46,811                         £2,233                               £1,490

£46,812 to £50,882                        £1,861                               £1,862

£50,883 to 54,954                          £1,490                               £2,233

£54,955 to £59,024                         £1,117                              £2,606

£59,025 to £63,095                         £745                                 £2,978

£63,096 to £67,163                         £374                                 £3,349

over £67,164 or more                       nil                                     £3,723