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Financial Aid

Need-Based Financial Aid

Due to an increasing volume of applications, we have recently updated our financial aid program to be implemented beginning Fall 2019. To ensure funds are distributed equitably between applicants, we will have an open application period each session. After the application period ends, our Financial Aid Committee will review all submitted applications and award funds based on family need.

The deadline to apply for financial aid for the Fall 2019-2020 session (both YouthStage and Classes & Camps) is July 29.

Financial Aid offers will be sent out via e-mail by August 5. Recipients will then have one week to officially accept their offer of financial aid and enroll in their desired program. After August 12, we cannot guarantee a spot in your desired program, and any unclaimed spots may be given to waitlisted students.

We are still accepting applications for the Summer 2019 session: please apply below.

Financial Aid Policies

We do our best to help everyone with demonstrated need; however, financial aid monies available each term are limited. Most awards will be partial aid.

All applicants and recipients must re-apply for financial aid each session they are interested in.

Financial aid applications must be filled out completely, including the attachment of tax documents or paystubs. We will not process incomplete applications. If you are having trouble attaching documents to your application, e-mail education@berkeleyplayhouse.org or call (510) 845-8542 ext.351.

You must include information for all parents/guardians who have full or partial responsibility for the enrolled child (whether or not they reside in the same household). You must include information for all adults living in the household, as well.

Please note:  Based on the number of applications received each session, returning financial aid recipients may receive a different amount of aid than they have in previous sessions.

Berkeley Playhouse reserves the right to award financial aid based on seniority in our programs.

Berkeley Playhouse does not discriminate in our awarding of financial aid based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, or sexual orientation.


If you have read the above policies and procedures and would like to apply for financial aid, please fill out the form linked below. Be sure to include your most recent tax return or three months’ worth of paystubs for all households.

Once an application is received, a spot in the program you have applied for will be automatically put on hold.

Reminder: All Fall 2019 applications must be submitted by July 29. If you have any questions, please e-mail education@berkeleyplayhouse.org.

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