Financial aid is available for ASFA students to help pay dormitory fees. Please read the Financial Aid Qualifications and Considerations listed below to determine eligibility. The Financial Aid Committee reviews applications bi-annually and on an “as needed” basis. Please note that these funds are limited and vary annually depending upon donations from individuals in the community. Most students receiving financial aid qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Students will be required to submit a letter of thanks to donors at the end of each year. Awards will be made by June 30 of each year. Those students who qualify for free and reduced meals can also receive a waiver of a portion of their matriculation fee upon written request to the Executive Director.
Acceptable academic and disciplinary standing, reviewed mid-semester
Distance student lives from school
Recommendation by Specialty Chair and/or Counselor
ASFA payment history
Possession of an automobile
A bi-annual review of the student’s status will be conducted in December to determine continued eligibility for the second semester.
Students will receive financial aid toward their school account at the end of each semester, pending completion of the semester with the student in good standing.
Financial aid will be withdrawn if a student exits ASFA for any reason. The student’s guardian will then be responsible for the payment due.
Formal letter from parent expressing financial need
If your child requires the possession of an automobile, please state reasons in letter. If reason is for employment, please give written permission to contact employer. (Include employer name and approximate number of employed hours.)
Submission of Free and Reduced Price School Meals Form to Dan McCurdy and sign a waiver for Foundation Review.
Submission of most recent IRS 1040 Form to Dan McCurdy and sign a waiver for Foundation review.
Submission of signed waiver form to Dan McCurdy for Foundation review, revealing any disciplinary or academic infractions at end of each semester.
Submit the above to:
Ms. Bryding Adams
Alabama School of Fine Arts Foundation
1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd.
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Annual Financial Aid Awards
Cobb Family Foundation Award (arts only)
Andrea C. Nelson Memorial Vocal Award
Katherine McCarl Maisel Award (arts only)
Cecile R. Weil Award (arts only)
Jimmie and Emil Hess Award
This website describes the present courses, requirements, programs and services of the Alabama School of Fine Arts,
which are subject to change at any time according to state requirements and the policies and procedures of the school.