Tuition Assistance


Tuition Assistance

The American Academy of Bookbinding offers tuition assistance for all AAB classes in Telluride. AAB has limited funds available to students who demonstrate financial need and an interest in education. This program is separate from the Fine Binding Scholarship Fund, and a different application process must be completed.

Applicants may apply for tuition assistance for one class, either a one-week or two-week class. Maximum allocations to qualified applicants for tuition assistance will be either $400 for a one-week class or $750 for a two-week class. The amount of assistance offered will be determined by the number of qualified applicants and the availability of funds.

Tuition Assistance Application Procedure

In an effort to make the process as equitable as possible, all tuition assistance applicants are required to submit the below a minimum of 60 days prior to the course for which assistance is needed. All applicants will be notified within two weeks of the receipt of the application. All decisions will be final.

• Tuition Assistance Form.
• Copy of most recent tax return (first two pages only). Please send in the mail.


In 2009 we created a membership program for book enthusiasts to support the Academy with a financial contribution. Donations go directly toward financial assistance to students. In the 8 years since, we were able to award over $100,000 in tuition and housing assistance to participating students. Thanks to generous donors, which include many past students, faculty, graduates and friends of the Academy, we will continue this fantastic program every year. To become a friend of AAB, contact us at 970.728.8649 or email aab@ahhaa. org. Your support makes it possible for many to attend who otherwise would not be able to and it is greatly appreciated!