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The Academy of Northern Ballet 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.

Course fees

The full cost of the course from September 2022 is £3,700 per year. Means-tested financial support is available to successful applicants supported by The Department for Education.

Please note that from Level 4 and above there is £75 top-up fee bringing the course cost to £3,775.

Funding grants

Using the table below you will be able to work out an estimation of the grant you could be entitled to. You will not have to make any contribution if your family income before tax is £31,170 or less (after deducting £2,156 estimated for each dependent child in the family) in the tax year ending April 2021. 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 family income Amount of grant
Up to £31,170 Students would receive a full grant
£31,171 to £35,327 £3,420
£35,328 to £39,483 £3,040
£39,484 to £43,693 £2,661
£43,694 to £47,796 £2,280
£47,797 to £51,951 £1,891
£51,952 to £56,559 £1,522
£56,560 to £60,265 £1,141
£60,266 to £64,421 £762
£64,422 to £68,575 £382
Over £68,575 nil

*Please note this is the updated information from the DfE- these are the current income bands and grants for 2021-22 these are subject to change for 2022-2023 any following academic years and should be used as a guide only. 

For further information please visit gov.uk/music-dance-scheme

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 the Academy of Northern Ballet 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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