Financial Aid

Third Street accepts applications for financial aid online. Financial aid applications are processed through School and Student Services (SSS) provided by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

Returning students are given priority for need-based financial aid. Any student that has a completed application on file for 2015-16 (including Summer 2015) will have their award amount automatically renewed for 2016-17 (including Summer 2015).  However, if family income or financial circumstances have changed significantly you are welcome to submit an application for 2016-17.  

The school is still accepting financial aid applications.


Application Deadlines for 2016-17

February 1, 2016 - Third Street Summer Camp
April 1, 2016 - Individual Instruction, Summer Chamber Music, Piano Ensemble and Dance Workshops
April 15, 2016 - Music and Dance for the full academic year 

Applications received after these deadlines will be reviewed until funds are exhausted. 

How to Apply

Click here to create your account on the NAIS website, begin your Personal Family Statement (PFS) and submit your required documents. There is a $47 application fee per family assessed to complete your online application. If you need help creating an online account, please make an appointment with Student Services and they will be glad to assist you.

Helpful Information

School Code: 158642
School Name: Third Street Music School

Documents needed:

•   W2 and 1040 forms (or other equivalent statements/schedules) for the most recently completed tax year.

•   If you receive any type of government subsidy (Public Assistance, Section 8, Social Security Insurance, Disability Payments, etc.), submit your monthly or annual budget letter.

To submit these documents by mail, send one copy (not the original) of each document with a Required Documents Cover Sheet to: School and Student Services, P.O. Box 449, Randolph, MA 02368-0449 USA. (For overnight mail: School and Student Services, Processing Center, 437 Turnpike Street, Canton, MA 02021.)

To submit these documents online, go to the Manage Documents tab in the PFS Online. There you can upload documents from your computer. Save each document separately in Adobe Acrobat pdf or as a .jpg file. Each document must not exceed a size of 500 kilobytes. On the Manage Documents page, click on "Browse," locate the document on your computer, then click on "Upload."

IMPORTANT! Under Additional Family Information, please indicate the instrument, class or program for which you are applying. For individual instruction, please include the lesson length.

QUESTIONS? If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call the Student Services Office at 212-777-3240, ext. 17, or contact the SSS Customer Service Center by phone at 800-344-8328 or via e-mail at Before you contact us, please establish your family record so that we or SSS can access your information.

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