Tuition Assistance

We are committed to making our classes available to everyone by offering scholarships and tuition assistance. A dedicated amount of financial assistance is available each year to adults, youth, and teens that otherwise cannot afford to participate in Pratt classes or workshops.


Pratt’s mission is to make art accessible to everyone. Pratt raises funds to subsidize the cost of participation and maintain the lowest possible fees for its programs. And yet, there are many who still cannot afford to participate. The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) aims to provide a deeper subsidy to those who would not otherwise be able to participate due to financial limitations.

TAP is applied as a 75% discount on the class fee for a class of the applicant’s choice. TAP does not cover supply fees. Applicants are responsible to pay the remaining balance of the class fee as well as any supply fee associated with their chosen class.


Those whose household income falls at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (shown below) are eligible for TAP.  If your household income is SAME or LESS than the amount in the following chart, you are eligible for the TAP at Pratt Fine Arts Center:


*Household Size: this number includes the applicant, any other individuals who share financial responsibility for the household, and all dependents

**Household Income: the combined gross income generated each year by all household members, as reported on IRS annual income tax forms

Household Size* Household Income**
1 $37,470
2 $50,730
3 $63,990
4 $77,250
5 $90,510
6 $103,770
7 $117,030
8 $130,290


  • Only two TAP students allowed with classes of 10 or more, on a first-come, first serve basis.
  • TAP students do not count towards the minimum enrollment requirement to run a class. If a TAP student is enrolled in a class that gets cancelled, the student will be encouraged to reapply in subsequent cycle(s).
  • TAP is not available for specialty programs such as Study Abroad, Master Artist, or Summer Camp Aftercare programs.
  • Students may take part in TAP a maximum of twice per calendar year.


Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) applications are accepted during ten-day periods each time a new schedule of classes is published. Here are the application periods in 2020:

Application Period For Classes that Start
 Jan 6 - 15, 2020 Feb 22 - April 10, 2020
Feb 24 - March 4 April 11 - May 31, 2020
April 12 - 22, 2020  June 1 - July 17, 2020
June 1 - 10, 2020   July 18 - Aug 31, 2020


  1. Identify the next application period and the eligible date range for classes.
  2. Choose a preferred class within the proper date range and a back-up choice in case that class is not available.
  3. Complete the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application; contact if you have any questions.
  4. Submit your completed application in person at Pratt’s front desk or by email to

Applications may be dropped off at Pratt’s front desk, emailed to or mailed to:

Attn: Tuition Assistance Program
Pratt Fine Arts Center
1902 S Main St
Seattle, WA 98144

Download the Tuition Assistance Guidelines and Application Form (PDF) here.
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