Every year, Pulse’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) assists children and adults in the Southern Berkshire region who cannot afford tuition to attend the dance, movement, world music and theater classes of their choice. Through this vital program, Pulse provides a place where all people — regardless of their economic status — can come to express themselves, connect with others and learn how to lead a healthy, active life.

Due to the economic challenges many local residents are facing today, the need for the TAP continues to grow. The annual budget for TAP is $30,000. Approximately 50 participants are awarded between 20% and 100% assistance, ranging from $200 to $600 per student. Pulse has never turned away a student for an inability to pay. In fact, up to 35% of current participants (both youth and adults) receive some level of tuition assistance.

We welcome you to apply online for Tuition Assistance benefits.

Or download our Tuition Assistance PDF form.

Parents may drop off a hard copy of IRS Form 1040 at the Berkshire Pulse, or email a digital copy to Finance Director, Susan Ingersoll: susan.pulse@gmail.com



Pulse offers a 50% discount for Performing Arts Program Enrollments and Community Classes to families with a Massachusetts EBT card. No forms are required, however the EBT card must be presented in person. This discount through Pulse is ongoing. The EBT program is funded through the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Card to Culture Program to help make Pulse more accessible to our community.