How to pay for College

For many, figuring out how to pay for college can seem overwhelming; fortunately, there are a number of resources available to help, and we encourage you to research as many options as possible.

Looking for our Scholarship Application?

The Young Americans Board of Directors has approved a number of partial tuition scholarships. The application process for these awards is limited to those who have been accepted into The Young Americans and YACPA. Application instructions are shared directly with accepted prospective students. Awards are typically announced in late April.

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available to students participating in the NCMC partnership. This includes Federal Pell Grants, Student Loans, and Parent PLUS Loans. Application instructions will be shared directly with applying students.

Scholarships

The Young Americans Board of Directors has approved a number of partial tuition scholarships. Scholarships are available and awarded based upon a criteria mix including financial need, audition presentation, program of study, growth potential, and personal letters of recommendation.

The YA Scholarship application and instructions/requirements and deadlines will be sent to those students who are accepted to The Young Americans.

We also encourage you to explore additional scholarship opportunities in your community and online.

External Scholarships

There are many scholarship and grant opportunities available to students through their local community as well as online. Speak with your counselor and check online at sites such as scholarships.comand fastweb.com,  and apply for as many scholarships as possible. Pay close attention to deadlines and requirements and begin the process as early as possible.