Tuition & Financial Aid

No member will be denied participation because of financial need!

In order to be considered, you MUST complete your FA application, send in the required documents, and submit your $50 fee. 

More information regarding our 2024-2025 Tuition & Financial Aid program is available below.

Tuition Breakdown

Tuition ranges from $1700 – $2300 depending on the ensemble. Fortunately, all accepted students are granted a subsidy which reflects the tuition listed below.  

EPYO – El Paso Youth Orchestra: $530

EPYS – El Paso Youth Symphony: $480

EPYSE – El Paso Youth String Ensemble: $430

EPYSP – El Paso Youth String Philharmonic: $430

Due to our year-round acceptance policy, our tuition is prorated by a fourth of the cost after each concert for new members (only).

**Please keep in mind that students are also responsible for an additional $100 tuition raffle            fee and participation in a Vertical Raise fundraiser.

In the personalized message box, you MUST indicate the name of the student, the name of the parent making the payment, and what this particular payment is for (i.e. Fees, Tuition Payment, Fundraiser Contribution).

Important Dates & Deadlines
  • JULY 20 & JULY 21, 2024
    Main Summer Auditions
  • AUGUST 1, 2024
    Financial Aid deadline for the 2024-2025 Season (NO exceptions)
  • September 8, 2024
    Start of 2024-2025 Season

Award Criteria

New Applicants:

Once you have completed your application and submitted your supporting documents/FA fee, we will prep your submission to be reviewed by the Financial Award Committee. Once the review is complete, you will be notified of your award via offical letter and email.

Aid is dispersed using a sliding scale formula taking into account your family’s Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) and number of dependents in your household. The tenants used in Texas and across the country via the free and reduced lunch assistance programs are also taken into consideration.

Returning Applicants:

Your financial award will be based upon several criteria, including, but not limited to:

  • Your child’s attendance and citizenship in the EPSYO program;
  • Adherence to the guidelines of the EPSYO program, set forth in the Membership Handbook/Agreement;
  • Participation in ALL EPSYO FUNDARAISERS (This is a requirement to all those receiving financial aid);
  • Meeting the MINIMUM REQUIRED VOLUNTEER HOURS set forth in the FA Agreement.

Financial Assistance Checklist

It is important to use this checklist before starting your application for Financial Aid with us.

Applications that are not completed in full, including supporting documents and fees, will not be reviewed by the Committee.

View Deadlines

Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. There is no guarantee of an award once the main application cycle closes.

Gather Documents

Most recent Income Tax Return. Supporting documents and payment must be submitted in order to apply for an award.

Apply Online

You are now ready to start your Financial Aid application! Please use the button below to begin.

Please contact our office if you are in need of Financial Assistance for the 2024-2025 season. Thank you!