Financial Aid

CMS-D offers financial aid to children/youth and adults (adults enrolled ensemble classes only) based on demonstrated need. The formula used to calculate tuition assistance is based on a family's annual household income and family size.

Applicants must complete a financial aid form and provide proof of annual income such as a 1040 tax return from the most recent fiscal year, or documents indicating household funds such as a Social Security, Medicaid or other public assistance statement. Families will be given the opportunity to provide information about extenuating circumstances. Students must re-apply for financial aid once each year.

Applications will not be processed until all paperwork and a $20 per-student registration fee is received.

Please do not send confidential information by email. Proof-of-income documents should be provided in person. Copies may also be mailed to CMS-D, 3408 Woodward, Detroit, MI, 48201, or faxed by appointment by calling (313) 578-9716. 

Financial aid is made possible through ongoing fundraising efforts and proceeds from special events.

Financial Aid Application form (PDF)