Idyllwild Arts Academy is committed to supporting arts education for students from all socio-economic backgrounds. Being part of a diverse community lifts every student up, and we encourage every family interested in Idyllwild Arts Academy to apply.
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Idyllwild Arts Academy utilizes the Independent School Management’s FAST (Scholarship for School Tuition) program for unbiased financial need analysis, which helps Idyllwild Arts make fair and reasonable decisions about scholarship awards. Our evaluation considers various factors beyond net income, accounting for each family’s unique financial situation. Applications submitted by the annual February 1st priority application deadline receive first consideration for financial aid.
A merit scholarship is a financial award granted to students based on their exceptional academic achievements, talents, or other notable accomplishments. Applicants who want to be considered for a merit scholarship ranging from $1,000-$25,000 must submit a short statement explaining why you believe you should receive a merit scholarship.
Idyllwild Arts offers a limited number of annual merit scholarships, including:
Given to a student who reflects the global artistic vision of Idyllwild Arts. To apply, submit a 500 word essay describing how multiculturalism has shaped your development as a student, artist, and person.
Art Chair’s Award – $5,000
Global Scholar Award – $10,000
Presidential Award – $15,000
Merit scholarships are available across disciplines based on institutional needs.
Email Merit Scholarship essays by January 15 to Tara Sechrest, Vice President, Enrollment Management & Strategic Partnerships: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Idyllwild Arts is committed to supporting and empowering Indigenous students in their educational goals while honoring cultural heritage and artistic contributions. Thanks to the generous support of our benefactors (listed below), we have scholarships available for both Academy and Summer Program with award amounts based on need and institutional resources. .
To apply, you will need your Tribal ID and your (or your parents’) most recent tax return. You may also be asked to submit a one-paragraph bio and a letter explaining how you will benefit from the program and put your education to use.
For eligibility information, email Tara Sechrest, Vice President, Enrollment Management & Strategic Partnerships, at: email@example.com. You can also learn more about our Native American Programs and Scholarships.
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians | Cahuilla Band of Indians | Chickasaw Nation | Morongo Band of Mission Indians | San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians | San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians | Soboba Foundation/Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians | Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations | Anonymous Foundation
Idyllwild Arts Academy offers “Protect My Tuition,” an insurance program designed to protect the investment you make in your child’s education. For more information, download the Tuition Insurance Guide.
Idyllwild Arts parents often manage tuition and payments using an online platform called Blackbaud. Important information and frequently asked questions are addressed in the Tuition Management Pamphlet which is also available in Spanish.
In-State Boarding Tuition: $65,600
Domestic Boarding: $75,900
International Boarding: $78,700
Domestic Day Tuition: $34,000
International Day Tuition: $39,100
Average Boarding Tuition for Financial Aid Recipient = $40,000 – $50,000
Domestic Boarding: $38,500
International Boarding: $42,900
Domestic Day: $20,900
International Day: $26,400
Any family may apply. Determining your family’s contribution toward your child’s education at Idyllwild Arts Academy is complex, and many factors are taken into consideration. Income is only one component used in the process of determining scholarship awards. If you think you will need assistance paying for your child’s education, we encourage you to apply for a scholarship.
The scholarship award is applied toward tuition, room, and board. Additional fees (private lessons, department fees, incidental account, books, spending money) are not covered by the scholarship award.
Since a decision on your request for a scholarship cannot be made until all the required documents are received, it is important to begin the process early and to complete it by the stated deadlines.
The Scholarship Committee uses four criteria to determine if a family qualifies for scholarships and the amount of that aid.
Families who have completed the student admission application and FAST will be notified about an award amount if and when they are sent an acceptance email and contract.
The Committee will consider special circumstances as long as a request is made in writing and any requested documentation is provided.
No. The scholarship award is not a loan and does not need to be repaid.
Yes. When a family receives an acceptance contract, payment plan options are provided.
No. The Admission Committee does not know which students are applying for scholarships. Your scholarship information is confidential and is reviewed only by the Scholarship Committee.
Idyllwild Arts Academy continues scholarship support for returning students who continue to qualify, based on family need and the continued academic, artistic, and social growth of the student.