Tuition Assistance

We are committed to making our classes available to everyone by offering scholarships and tuition assistance. A dedicated amount of financial assistance is available each year to adults, youth, and teens that otherwise cannot afford to participate in Pratt classes or workshops.

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Tuition Assistance Program

A limited amount of tuition assistance is available throughout the year to adults and youth who otherwise cannot afford to participate in Pratt’s programs. This award will give the recipient credit towards classes or workshops. If awarded, Tuition Assistance will cover 50% or 75% of the specified class. Tuition Assistance is only applicable to the class requested and is only applied to tuition. Participants will be responsible for supply fees and materials associated with their chosen class. Fees and the balance of tuition must be paid at the time of registration.


The award is based on financial need. Applicants may be beginning, intermediate or advanced students. Applicants are only eligible to receive tuition assistance twice in a calendar year.


Tuition Assistance application forms are not considered registration forms for classes. Recipients will be advised of any award and must register for the class at that time, space in the class permitting. Completion of a Tuition Assistance application form does not guarantee you will be awarded Tuition Assistance. :

All applications must include the following information

  • Completed Tuition Assistance application form.
  • A one-page typewritten letter of interest, summarizing the nature of your work and your goals in pursuing art. Please specify which class(es) you wish to take and what new skills or techniques would like to learn or expand upon. Please include any information you believe is relevant to consideration of your application (for example, detail how many people are supported by your income, and how additional expenses, debts, etc. affect your ability to pay).
  • A letter in support of your application from someone in your community, family, church, school, etc.

Incomplete applications will not be eligible for consideration


Deadlines for Applications

Application Period Open           For Classes that Start Between

Nov 23, 2015-Dec 3, 2016        Jan 4 & Feb 21, 2016

Jan 11-21, 2016                             Feb 22 & Apr 10, 2016

Feb 29-Mar 10, 2016                 Apr 11 & May 31, 2016

Apr18-28, 2016                            Jun 1 & July 17, 2016

Jun 6-16, 2016                             Jul 18 & Sept 3

Tuition Assistance is available for youth summer programs. Applications will be accepted for the March 10, April 28 and June 16, 2016 deadlines.


Applications may be dropped off at Pratt’s front desk, emailed to info@pratt.org or mailed to:

Attn: Tuition Assistance Program
Pratt Fine Arts Center
1902 S Main St
Seattle, WA 98144


Download the Tuition Assistance Application here.