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Tuition Assistance and EBT Options

Tuition Assistance

Pulse and the creative arts are for everyone. Every year, Pulse’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) assists children and adults in the Southern Berkshire region who cannot afford tuition to attend the movement, music, and theater classes of their choice. Through this vital program, Pulse provides a place where all people—regardless of their economic situation—can come to express themselves, connect with others, and engage in 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 $35,000. Participants are awarded between 20% and 100% assistance, ranging from $120 to $3000 per student. Pulse has never turned away a student for an inability to pay. In fact, up to 1 out of 5 current participants (both youth and adults) receive some level of tuition assistance.     

You can also print and return a PDF version to our studios   

EBT Benefits       

The EBT program helps make Pulse more accessible to our community. Pulse offers an ongoing 50% discount for Performing Arts Program Enrollments and Community Classes to families with a Massachusetts EBT card, with the possibility of a 100% discount with a completed Tuition Assistance application. No forms are required, however, the EBT card must be presented in person.

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