Financial Assistance & Scholarships | Webster University

Financial Assistance & Scholarships


Tuition Assistance

  • Need-based tuition assistance based on total household income is available to cover partial tuition expenses for students demonstrating financial need.
  • Tuition assistance is awarded for individual lesson, classes, and ensembles (ex: YPSO, YPCO).
  • Assistance can be awarded for the Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters.
  • Tuition assistance is not retroactive; students must pay in full for any lessons or classes scheduled before a financial assistance award is granted.
  • If a student accepts tuition assistance no further discounts apply.

Download a 2020-2021 Tuition Assistance application form

Endangered Instrument Award

  • The Endangered Instrument Award is available to pre-college students new to CMS who wish to study viola, double bass, oboe, bassoon, horn, trombone, tuba or harp.  This award may be granted for the Summer, Fall or Spring semester.  The award can be given for individual lessons, ensembles or summer camps.
  • Students who receive the award for individual lessons may receive 50% off the tuition for 30-minute lessons. 
  • Awarded students must audition for and, if accepted, take part in a CMS ensemble.
  • Students new to CMS ensembles may receive 50% off ensemble tuition if accepted into an orchestra/ ensemble.
  • Awarded students may participate in an ensemble only, they are not required to take individual lessons.

Download a 2020-2021 Endangered Instrument Award application form

Family and Multiple Instrument Discounts

  • A family discount is available when there are two or more siblings enrolled in individual lessons.  A discount of 10% is applied to all individual lessons except the one with the highest tuition charge.
  • A second instrument discount is available to students enrolled in individual lessons on more than one instrument.  A 10% discount is applied to all but the highest tuition charge.

Artistic Merit Scholarships

Artistic Merit Scholarships are awarded annually in the spring by audition to exceptional pre-college age students who have been recommended by their teacher and have taken individual lessons at CMS for at least one semester.  Students must be available to audition at any time assigned on the audition date. Scholarship awards are applied to student’s accounts for the following academic year.

Questions?  Call (314) 968-5939 or email