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Fund for Access

Fund for accessThe purpose of the Fund for Access financial-aid program ensures that children whose families demonstrate financial need can participate in our life-changing programs. Financial aid supports student participation in private music lessons, ensembles, and dance classes. Students who receive financial aid must show commitment through attendance and achievement to remain eligible for continued financial aid.


Fund for Access financial aid is available for pre-college students only. They support one activity (e.g. private lessons, ensemble, etc.) per child.


  • Fund For Access awards are determined on a sliding scale.
  • Awards supplement payments made for tuition. Partial payment is required. No full-tuition awards are given.
  • The balance of the tuition may be paid in up to eight installments for those who qualify.


Applications for the 2018–19 academic year are due July 1, 2018.

Submitted applications must include a completed registration for and supporting financial documentation.

How to Submit Your Paper Application

If you choose to download and print the paper application rather than submitting online, you may mail your paper application and accompanying documentation, postmarked by July 1, to:

University of Hartford
The Hartt School Community Division
Attn: Chris Rizzio, Registrar
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117


submit your completed application and supporting documentation with a receptionist or administrator at one of our three locations:

  • HCD main office on the University of Hartford campus, Fuller Building, room 19–20
  • HCD office at Simsmore Square
  • HCD office at the Handel Performing Arts Center


Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Fund for Access to help ensure that all may participate in our programs, regardless of financial limitations.

We are grateful for support for the Fund For Access from generous individual donors.

Questions? Call us at 860.768.4451 or email us at