The Studio School

Financial Aid

Since its founding in 1971, The Studio School has been deeply committed to a heterogeneous, inclusive and diverse community. Twenty-five percent of our students receive financial aid through our Virginia O’Hanlon Scholarship Fund. We consider a broad range of factors in determining Financial Aid Awards for applicants to Kindergarten and beyond, including, but not limited to, financial need, merit, and availability of funds. It is the culture of The Studio School for all parents to contribute towards tuition. Families are asked to inform the Financial Aid Committee of any special circumstances that may prevent a parent from contributing.

Prospective families state on their Application for Admission to The Studio School that they will be applying for financial aid, pay the reduced application fee of $20.00, and complete a Financial Aid Application through TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services).

Each year, enrolled families who have previously received a Financial Aid Award must re-apply online through TADS to determine eligibility for the following year. At that time, The Financial Aid Committee will take into consideration a broad range of factors, including, but not limited to, financial assets, parent participation and involvement in the community, and a student’s progress.

If you have any questions about your financial aid application, you may contact TADS from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, at (800) 884-8237. Helpful information and answers to your questions can be found on their website: We also welcome you to contact our Director of Admissions, Ms. Shera Silver, for guidance: admissions or (212) 678-2416 x104.