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.

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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.