Tuition Assistance at Gage is a need-based program. Qualifying students will receive a 25%, 50%, or 75% discount on their tuition (a full tuition waiver will be determined on a case-by-case basis.) The discount will only apply to one of three class types; Weekend Workshops, 5-Week Classes, or 10-Week Classes. The discount can be applied to any class of that type. 

Tuition Assistance applications are accepted at the beginning of each quarter (See the schedule below). In the application, you will be asked what percentage of the class fee you feel you can pay and we will make every effort with the funds allocated in our budget to meet that request, however, our goal is to provide assistance to as many students who request it.  

The percentage of Tuition Assistance that a student receives is valid for the full academic year in which you apply and is applicable to one class per quarter. 

Gage is here to work with you if financial circumstances are a barrier to participation. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. 

Applications open on a rolling basis per quarter – Apply Now

Jan 2
TA Awardees Notified
Jan 16
Winter Qtr Classes Begin
Feb 19
Spring Qtr Application Opens
March 18
Spring Qtr Application Closes
March 25
Spring TA Awardees Notified
April 8
Spring Qtr Classes Begin
March 1
Youth Summer Qtr Application Opens
May 13
Youth Summer Qtr Application Closes
May 22
Youth TA Awardees Notified
May 3
Adult Summer Qtr Application Opens
June 3
Adult Summer Qtr Application Closes
June 10
Adult TA Awardees Notified
June 24
Summer Qtr Classes Begin
July 22
Fall Qtr Application Opens
Aug 19
Fall Qtr Application Closes
Aug 26
TA Awardees Notified
Sept 9
Fall Qtr Classes Begin

Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?

In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.

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