Academy Professional Programme (CAT) funding information
Northern Ballet Academy is striving to ensure that talented students can access training, regardless of family or financial background. If you have a query or concern regarding fees please contact the Academy team to discuss.
The full cost of the course is £3,577 per year (based on costs for September 2012) and means tested financial support is available to successful applicants. Please note that from Level 4 and above there is £73 top-up fee bringing the course cost to £3,650.
The following information is from the academic year 2012-2013 but can be used as a base to estimate figures for academic year 2013-2014.
Amount of grant
The full amount of grant is approximately £3,577 a year. You will not have to make any contribution if your family income before tax is £29,340 or less (after deducting £1,936 for each dependent child in the family) in the tax year ending April 2012. If your family income is more you will receive a smaller grant and will need to make a contribution as detailed in the following table.
|Relevant income||Amount of grant||Amount of contribution|
|Up to £29,340||£3,577||nil|
|£29,341 to £33,252||£3,219||£358|
|£33,253 to £37,164||£2,861||£716|
|£37,165 to £41,077||£2,504||£1,073|
|£41,078 to £44,989||£2,146||£1,431|
|£44,990 to £48,901||£1,788||£1,789|
|£48,902 to £52,814||£1,431||£2,146|
|£52,815 to £56,726||£1,073||£2,504|
|£56,727 to £60,638||£715||£2,862|
|£60,639 to £64,548||£358||£3,219|
For further information please visit education.gov.uk/mds
The next step
Should you be successful in your application you may be able to get help towards your contribution from other sources – please contact Northern Ballet Academy to discuss this. Parental contributions may be paid in instalments over the year. Suitable payment plans can be discussed individually following the offer of a place.
Travel and dancewear
Students may apply for financial assistance with travel and dancewear costs. Applications can be made on a yearly basis, and assistance is means tested.
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