Program Fees & Financial Aid

The Natural Creativity Center operates under a “pay what you can” philosophy. While the standard yearly program fee is $2,500 per youth to attend one day per week ($5,000 to attend two days per week, and so on), we understand that not all families can afford this. Therefore, we offer collaborative support packages based on need.


The Natural Creativity Center is “need blind,” meaning that we do not take financial information into account when making admissions decisions. Since so many of our families (85%) pay less than the full program fee, a discussion about financial support is a regular step of our admissions process.

Financial need is partly determined by a third-party organization called FAST, which makes an unbiased evaluation of your family’s ability to cover the Program Fee. After that, we’ll have an in-depth conversation with you about what your family can afford. If there’s a gap, we’ll figure out how to bridge it together. Flexible payment schedules and non-monetary arrangements (for example, parents contributing time to NCC above and beyond their regular participation in exchange for a decreased program fee) are available and encouraged.