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Pricing Info and Payment Options 

​Welcome to Cultivate, where we believe that an exceptional learning experience should be accessible and free of uncertainties. We are committed to providing you with a transparent understanding of the investment you're making in your artistic journey. With us, you're not only investing in top-tier instruction but also in a comprehensive learning package that includes all materials and supplies needed for your class.

Tuition Support

Cultivate, in collaboration with The MillerKnoll Foundation and Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD), proudly offers a significant tuition support  initiative for students of Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS). This initiative exemplifies our commitment to accessible art education in our community.

Tuition Support Initiative Overview

This tuition support initiative is dedicated to ensuring that financial limitations do not impede the artistic dreams of young talents. Designed to cover the full cost of Cultivate classes offered at KCAD, it provides GRPS students with invaluable opportunities for creative exploration and skill development. The program extends beyond just seasonal offerings, encompassing diverse opportunities throughout the year.

Eligibility and Application

Who Can Apply: Full tuition support is exclusively available to students currently enrolled in GRPS to take a Cultivate class offered at KCAD. (Classes held at Cultivate are not eligible for this support, so check locations before submitting registration) 

How to Apply: Eligible students can register for their chosen art class and apply the tuition support by using a special code provided.

Verification Process: During registration, we verify each applicant's enrollment in GRPS to ensure the support reaches its intended recipients.

Tuition Support Initiative Code: GRPSKIDS

Diverse Range of Art Classes

Our art classes cater to a range of ages and skill levels, from elementary to teen learners. The curriculum is diverse, covering various art forms and techniques, encouraging students to explore new areas of interest or deepen existing skills. This approach ensures that every GRPS student can find a class that resonates with their artistic aspirations.

Impact and Reach of the Initiative

​The tuition support  initiative  not only provides free access to art classes but also nurtures a deep appreciation for the arts. It opens doors for students to explore their creativity, develop skills, and gain confidence in their artistic expression. This initiative plays a crucial role in fostering the next generation of artists and creatives in the Grand Rapids community.

Join Our Artistic Community

​We encourage GRPS students to take advantage of this unique opportunity to delve into the world of art. This initiative means more than just free classes; it’s an invitation to join a community where creativity is nurtured and celebrated.

Need Help?

For any questions or help with the application process, our team at Cultivate is here for you. We are dedicated to supporting each student's journey in the arts.

FAQs: Cultivate + KCAD Tuition Support Initiative  for GRPS Students

Q: Who is eligible for the Cultivate +  KCAD Tuition Support Initiative 
A: The initiative is exclusively available to students currently enrolled in GRPS  who are interested in taking Cultivate classes offered at KCAD. Classes held directly at Cultivate are not eligible for this tuition support.

Q: How can I apply for the initiative?
A: Eligible GRPS students can register for their chosen art class at KCAD and apply the tuition support using a special code provided. Ensure you select the correct location (KCAD) during registration.

Q: What is the verification process for the initiative?
A: We verify each student's enrollment in GRPS during registration to ensure the support is awarded to its intended recipients. Please be prepared to provide proof of your enrollment in a GRPS school.

Q: What types of art classes are covered by the initiative?
A: The initiative covers a diverse range of art classes at KCAD suitable for various age groups, including elementary and teen learners. The curriculum includes a variety of art forms and techniques.

Q: Can I use the tuition support for Spring Break Art Camps?
A: Yes, the tuition support can be applied to our Spring Break Art Camps. These camps are a fantastic opportunity for immersive artistic learning and fun during the spring break period.

Q: What if I accidentally register for a class at the Cultivate location?
A: If you mistakenly register for a class at the Cultivate location using the tuition support code, we offer several options: we can transfer your registration to an eligible KCAD class, save it as a credit for a future class, or provide a refund. We're here to help make things right.

Q: How does the initiative benefit students?
A: This initiative opens doors for GRPS students to explore their creativity, develop skills, and gain confidence in their artistic expression. It's an opportunity to join a community where creativity is nurtured and celebrated.

Q: Can I apply for multiple classes with this initiative?
A: Yes, GRPS students can apply for multiple classes at KCAD using the tuition support, subject to availability. We encourage taking advantage of the diverse learning opportunities offered.

Q: What is the deadline to apply for the initiative?
A: Class registration deadlines end on the day each class starts. However, we recommend registering as early as possible to secure your spot and make the most of the support.

Q: Need assistance with the application process?
A: Our team at Cultivate is ready to assist you with any aspect of the application. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or need help.

Q: How will this initiative impact my child's artistic journey?
A: The initiative offers GRPS students an invaluable opportunity for artistic growth. It enhances artistic abilities, provides exposure to various mediums, and fosters a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

Payment Installment Plans

At Cultivate, we understand the importance of making our diverse range of art classes accessible and manageable for everyone. That's why we're excited to offer a convenient payment installment plan, designed to ease the financial commitment of enrolling in our courses, especially for those signing up for multiple classes or engaging in our more extensive teen and adult programs. This plan allows students or their parents/guardians to spread out the cost over time, ensuring that our enriching art education is within reach for all interested participants.

Flexible Payment Installment Plan

Our payment installment plan is straightforward and user-friendly. When you register for any of our art classes, you only pay 50% of the total class fee upfront. This initial payment secures your spot in the class. The remaining 50% is then due at the start of the class. This approach is particularly beneficial for those enrolling in several classes or opting for our longer, more intensive courses, which tend to be higher in cost.

How to Opt for the Installment Plan

Choosing the installment plan is simple:
1. Select your desired class or classes during the registration process on our site Jumbula.
2. Opt for the installment plan option at checkout.
3. Pay 50% of the total fee to confirm your registration.
4. The remaining 50% will be automatically charged as each class begins.

Support and Assistance

Our team at Cultivate is dedicated to providing support and assistance throughout the registration and payment process. Should you have any questions or need help with setting up your installment plan, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to ensure that your experience is smooth and hassle-free.

"We recently signed our daughter up for several art classes at Cultivate and the payment installment plan was a game-changer for us.


Paying only half of the class fees upfront made the registration process much smoother financially. It was such a relief, especially since we wanted to enroll her in multiple classes. As each class started, we were only then charged the remaining half, which really helped us manage our budget better."

-Parent of Elementary student

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Class Pricing Transparency

Understanding the pricing of Cultivate's art classes in the context of other activities in West Michigan helps highlight the value we offer. Let's compare our class fees with the costs of other recreational and educational activities - 

Elementary Courses ($79 for 4 sessions): Each session costs $19.75.
   - Compared to yoga or karate classes for children, which can range from $15 to $25 per session, our art classes are competitively priced. They provide specialized, age-appropriate art education in a nurturing environment, offering more than just physical activity by fostering creativity and imagination.

Teen Workshops ($220 for 6 sessions): Each two-and-a-half-hour session works out to about $36.67.
   - Gymnastics or advanced karate classes for teens can cost around $30-$50 per session. Our workshops provide extensive engagement in art, making them a valuable alternative that offers both skill development and creative expression.

Adult Courses ($320 for 8 sessions): This breaks down to $40 per three-hour session.
   - In comparison, adult education classes or leisure courses (like advanced yoga or pottery) often exceed $20 per hour. A single credit hour in a college course can cost hundreds of dollars. Our adult art courses offer comprehensive, professional-level art education at a fraction of the cost of these alternatives.

Why Our Classes Represent Great Value

- Broad Curriculum: Across all age groups, our classes cover a wide range of art forms and techniques, offering an educational experience that goes beyond what is typically available in other extracurricular activities.
- Expert Instruction: Our experienced instructors provide personalized guidance, ensuring a high-quality learning experience.
- Facilities and Resources: The fees contribute to maintaining well-equipped studio spaces, high-quality materials, and a vibrant art community.


Balancing Quality and Accessibility


At Cultivate, we strive to balance providing top-notch art education with affordability. The comparison with other common activities in the region shows that our classes are not only competitively priced but also offer unique value in terms of the depth and breadth of the artistic experience.

"These classes are so inspiring!  When I feel like I need more structure or a push creatively, I sign up for a new class with Cultivate.  It helps me with my whole art practice and pushes me to think in new ways.

- Adult student 

"I love these courses and have been signing up for all of them.  I find that it's "me time" in my week -and it's so relaxing to sit down with the group and make art together."

-Adult student 

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