FABBSA Free Application for Band Booster Student Aid 2019-2020
Financial aid for private music lessons is made available each year through the generosity of the GCISD Band Boosters. All FABBSA applications will be reviewed by the campus Band Booster committee that oversees Financial Aid. Band Directors do not determine financial aid.

The standard amount of financial aid starts at $5.00 off per lesson. (GCISD Private Music Lesson rate is $20 for a 25-minute lesson)

Financial assistance is determined by priority of need, the number of requests, and the booster organization budget.

The priority of need is first for students on the GCISD Free & Reduced Lunch Plan, followed by all others with demonstrated need.

Students receiving financial aid for private music lessons will be required to fulfill certain performance requirements per the director including the following:

• Participation in the GCISD All-District Audition Process (MS)
• Participation in the TMEA All-Region Audition Process (MS & HS)
• Participation in the GCISD Solo & Ensemble Contest
• Participation in all UIL Marching & Concert Contests

Unexcused absences incurred by the student may necessitate full reimbursement for that lesson.

Financial aid is provided for up to 34 lessons/school year - (17 in the Fall & 17 in the Spring), equal to the number of instructional weeks in the GCISD Academic Calendar (minus AP/STAAR Testing Weeks and the final week of school).

Financial aid is not available for summer lessons or during holiday weeks.

Financial aid will be forfeited under the following circumstances:

• Students who fail to maintain academic eligibility.
• Students who fail to attend lessons regularly.
• Students who do not make adequate progress per director and/or private instructor.
• Students who have outstanding balances for more than one month of lesson fees.
• Other extenuating circumstances which negatively impact the CHHS Band program

By receiving Financial Aid, students and parents are making a commitment to the band program and agree to the above requirements and expectations.

Financial Aid must be re-applied for every year.
Email address *
Student Last Name *
Student First Name *
Student Grade Level *
Is this student on free-and-reduced lunch with GCISD? *
In the space below, please tell us about the circumstances that require you to request financial aid: *
By signing below, we accept and agree to abide by the above conditions. We understand that we will be responsible for the balance of any lesson fees incurred. We understand that aid will be awarded based on priority of need, and that not all who apply may be awarded aid. We understand the standard amount of financial assistance this year will be $5.00 off per lesson unless a greater need is determined (based on the information provided above). We understand Financial Aid must be re-applied for every year. *
*Please do not submit this form unless you are requesting financial aid for private lessons.
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