Please note that we have concluded our financial aid application review process for 2023 On-Campus Summer Programs. Families approved to receive financial aid for a 2023 summer course have been notified. We encourage those who may need assistance in the future to apply for aid as early as possible. 

CTY provides financial assistance for CTY Talent Search and programs for students who qualify for the Federal Free or Reduced-Price lunch program. Eligible students pay a reduced Talent Search fee of $10 and receive a waiver to cover the cost of testing. We award more than $5 million in financial aid annually.


Parents of students in grades 2-8 should select the financial aid option when filling out the online Talent Search application


Once your child has established eligibility for CTY and selected a course, you can apply for financial aid by following these steps:

1. Fill out the CTY program application: 

Online Program application | Summer Program application  


On page 1 of the application, check the box “I will be applying for financial aid.”

2. Provide salary and household details where noted on the program application. Upload a copy of your federal tax return and W-2/1099 form with your application where noted, or via MyCTY


3. Pay the reduced tuition deposit of $15 (online) or $50 (summer) with your application. This will be refunded if your child is not enrolled in the course. 


4. We will contact you about your financial aid status in about two weeks.