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Financial Assistance for Classes and Camps

Our standard annual financial assistance application periods are:

  • Fall, Winter/Spring & Summer classes | JUL 1–JUL 31
  • Winter/Spring & Summer classes | NOV 1–NOV 15 Held only if funds are available. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply in July.
  • Summer Arts Camps | MAR 1–MAR 30

Assistance is awarded for Fall, Winter/Spring and Summer semesters. Based on the availability of funds, there may be an additional application period (NOV 1-DEC 1) announced for the Winter/Spring and Summer semesters only. There is a separate application period (MAR 1 – APR 1) for Summer Arts Camps.

Letters are sent to applicants notifying them of their status approximately two weeks after the end of the application period. Applicants must reapply each year.

Assistance is awarded regardless of race, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation or national origin. It is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be guaranteed for all applicants. The amount of aid is determined on a sliding scale by family income.

Financial assistance will be revoked if students or parents do not meet the high expectations or standards set by COCA. These include a 75% or higher attendance rate, as well as behavioral and financial obligations.


Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • A completed and signed application form.
  • 2016 Federal Income Tax Return for all members of the household. COCA does not use Social Security numbers; you may conceal this information. If you do not file taxes, a W-2 or paycheck stub can be provided. Please provide copies as these will not be returned. COCA does not have a public copy machine and cannot provide copies.
  • A copy of any State/Federal benefits that members of your household receive, such as housing assistance, social security, SNAP, etc.