Financial Assistance

KMA is able to provide financial scholarships for students with need through the generosity of our donors.

NOTE: A limited number of scholarships are currently available for our fall-winter 2019-20 session. Deadline to apply is Saturday, September 28, 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I apply for financial assistance?

    • A: You can apply in 2 basics steps - see them on the right side of this page.

  2. How is aid determined?

    • A: The amount of aid we’re able to provide is based on how many applications we receive, how much allotted funding we have, and the information provided in the financial assistance form.

  3. Do I have to apply every year?

    • A: Yes. Our program year runs from September to August annually. Applicants may apply at any time during the program year, and the scholarship determination level will remain in effect until that program year’s end.

  4. What type of aid is available?

    • A: We offer partial financial assistance for all applicants. While we don’t offer full scholarships, depending on your application, you can get a significant deduction and pay only a small portion of the full price.

      Note: Scholarships are available only when registering for full classes (as opposed to single classes). A $25 annual registration fee is required, and is valid until the end of the current program year.

  5. Who is eligible?

    • A: Anyone can apply. Preference is given to individuals who in addition to demonstrating financial need also show an aptitude and desire for learning yoga, dance, and gymnastics but who have limited access to such programs. Here are some of the categories of people we have provided assistance to: residents of NYCHA housing developments or shelters; recipients of Medicaid, 80/20 housing, unemployment, W.I.C., or Head Start; low-income seniors, retirees, students (all school levels), performing artists and professional dancers.

      Note: we take extenuating circumstances into consideration and do not base our decision based solely on income. Please feel free to apply particularly if you think our services can help you to overcome a difficult current life situation. Email us at if you’d like to discuss your situation.

  6. Are there any conditions that I need to be aware of when applying?

    • A: Scholarship recipients must:

      • Attend a minimum of 75% of the classes in a particular session

      • Participate in KMA’s annual performance, usually held in May or June each year, if applying during the September - May timeframe

      • Complete KMA’s annual participants survey


To apply

  1. Complete the Financial Assistance Form.

  2. Complete and sign the Release and Waiver Form.

Questions? Call 212.643.9013 or email