Portsmouth Music and Arts Center (PMAC) awards over $50,000 a year in need-based Tuition Aid and Scholarships to students for the generous support of our donors. This program ensures equal access to our music and visual arts programs. We offer tuition aid and scholarships for students throughout the year.

To apply, complete one of the following Tuition Aid Application Forms:

TUITION AID APPLICATION for 2019-2020 Academic Year 

This application is for anyone who wishes to apply for Tuition Aid at PMAC. Application deadlines are three times a year. See the below link for application deadlines and steps to apply. 


This application is specifically for clients of the Portsmouth Housing Authority, receive housing subsidies from another city/town and/or qualify for free and reduced lunch. Students who qualify can apply anytime! 


Our Tuition Aid Committee reviews the progress of each student at the end of each semester to determine continued assistance support for the next semester. Recipients of tuition aid awards who have an outstanding tuition balance for a prior semester are ineligible for aid until their outstanding balance is paid in full. Tuition Aid recipients will be asked to volunteer for PMAC 2 hours per year, as scheduled through the office. All Returning Students must reapply for Tuition Aid each August.

If you have any questions about the Tuition Aid process, please contact Michelle Shoemaker, Director of Education at

If you would like to make a donation to support our Tuition Aid & Scholarship Fund, please contact Judy Pinkham, Director of Development, at

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