The full $100.00 non-refundable tuition deposit is due upon acceptance and must be paid by July 31st.
The remainder is due by the first rehearsal of the season, unless arrangements have been made in advance with the Executive Director for the balance to be paid in two equal installments, due by the first rehearsal in September, and October.
Credit Card and online payments are accepted when tuition is paid in full. For partial payments please pay by check, mailed to CYSO, P.O. Box 863, Arnold MD 21012.
Tuition is non-refundable except when the Executive Director is notified in writing by September 30th of a withdrawal. In these cases 50% of the tuition, if paid in full, will be refunded.
Students who join CYSO after September will be charged a prorated tuition based on the number of months remaining in the season, plus the $45 audition/registration fee.
CYSO offers several discounts for tuition costs. Please review these discounts and note which ones you will need at checkout. Discounts will apply to the entire order at checkout, and are not to be used with the tuition deposit.
Discounts are offered when a family registers more than one student; tuition for the second and consecutive students will be reduced by $50 each.
Discounts are also offered when a student participates in two ensembles; tuition for the lesser priced ensemble will be waived. Look for the "Second Ensembles". (The exception is for Chamber Orchestra, which is $150 if a second ensemble.)
Use the code REMAINDER at checkout if you have already paid your $100 deposit.
CYSO provides for tuition assistance for families with a demonstrated need on a first come first served basis until the funds are exhausted.
In order to be considered for a scholarship, please provide copies of the family’s 1040 tax returns for the past two years along with a letter of request. Submit the information to the Executive Director in a sealed envelope addressed to the Scholarship Committee. Please know that your information will be held in strict confidence. This submission is held in strict confidence by the Scholarship Committee, who will base their determination on the perceived financial need.
The scholarship award covers the current season tuition. Please note that tuition assistance does not cover the $45 audition/registration fee or the $100 tuition deposit.