Grants and Fees

The CAT is funded by the Music and Dance Scheme through the Department Of Education (DfE). The financial support available to families are means-tested grants dependent on the household income.

 

FEE/ GRANT INFORMATION 2017/2018:

The DfE offer grants which are means-tested based on family’s annual earnings per tax year, with deductions and allowances made for dependents in accordance with their guidelines.

 

Families’ financial circumstances are reviewed annually and support is available to families whose income falls below £66,499 per annum (2017/2018). Students who are eligible and who make sufficient progress will be entitled to receive financial assistance until they graduate or exit from the programme.

 

To qualify for a MDS national grant the applicant must have been resident in the British Islands for three years prior, be a member of the European Economic Area or Switzerland or be a refugee of the child of a refugee (conditions apply).

 

Relevant income 2017/2018:
(after deducting £2051 per dependent including the grant holder)

Amount of grant awarded

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

£1,106

£42,319 to £46,348

£2,211

£1,475

£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

£66,499 or more

nil

£3,686


Please contact the CAT Team if you have any questions regarding funding.

For more information about the Music and Dance Scheme visit the Department for Education.