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 £30,227 or less in the tax year (after deducting £2,051 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 2017/2018. www.education.gov.uk/mds

Relevant income                       Grant Amount                    Parental Contribution

up to £30,227                                  £3,686                              nil

£30,228 to £34,257                         £3,317                                £369

£34,258 to 38,288                           £2,948                                £738

£38,289 to 42,318                           £2,580                                £1106

£42,319 to 46,348                           £2,211                                £1,460

£46,349 to 50,378                           £1,843                                £1,843

£50,379 to 54,410                           £1,475                                £2,211

£54,411 to 58,440                           £1,106                                £2,580

£58,441 to £62,470                         £738                                   £2,948

£62, 471 to 66,498                          £370                                   £3,316

over £66,499 or more                                   nil                                        £3,686