Financing your studies

École de jazz à Paris | Cours d'instruments et théorie

The Bill Evans Piano Academy is a training organization registered in Paris.

Read below for information on how to finance your musical training for the current year.

 

1. SHORT-TERM COURSES

Consult your Personal Training Account (the French CPF) to finance your courses in accordance with the rights acquired.

Personal training accounts (CPF) may be combined with other professional training financing schemes to finance short-term courses. The CPF regime replaced the Individual Right To Training (DIF) scheme from January 1st, 2015 and is open to all employees with valid work contracts from the age of 16 until retirement.

 

2. LONG-TERM COURSES 

A. SALARIED EMPLOYEES

Salaried personnel with permanent employment contracts, and having worked at least 24 months (consecutive or otherwise), of which 12 months with their current employer (in any branch of activity) may apply for “individual right to training” leave to prepare their reconversion or the validation of their rights. The accredited collection organization (OPCA) for the employee’s specific area of activity can receive individual applications from employees and assume the financing of training and employment costs, in agreement with the company (FONGECIF, AGEFOS-PME, UNIFORMATION, AGECIF, PROMOFAF, etc.).

 

Local authority employees: Contact your head of department or the Human Resources department of your town hall for information on how your vocational training courses will be financed.

Employees with fixed-term contracts: employees having exercised one or several fixed-term contracts in the past months may be eligible to receive training within the context of their individual right to training for beneficiaries of fixed-term contracts. To qualify, employees must have been employed as such for 24 months (or 12 months for under-26 year olds), consecutively or not, over the past 5 years, during which 4 months (consecutive or not) under a fixed-term contract during the past twelve months. Contact your last employer for information concerning the accredited collection organization which could finance your training while maintaining your salary.

Temporary employees: Submit an “individual right to training” financing dossier to the COGECIF joint commission in charge of funding training programs in accordance with the rules defined by the commission every year. Contact the FAF-TT. Persons without a fixed-term employment contract may also follow a CIF-CDD approved training course offered by the Job Center (Pôle Emploi).

 

B. PROFESSIONAL / SEMI-PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS

Professional / Semi-professional musicians living and registered in France and with at least 2 years working experience: contact your local performing arts training insurance fund (AFDAS) to find out if you are eligible.

 

C. SELF-EMPLOYED PERSONS

Self-employed persons may have their training financed within the context of their continuing education rights according to their accredited collection organization (FIF-PL, etc.).

 

D. FRENCH OVERSEAS DEPARTMENTS AND TERRITORIES

Residents in any of the French Overseas Departments and Territories should contact their local job-mobility agency (ANT-LADOM) which examines all applications and selects those which qualify for funding, within the context of the program to promote mobility and recognition of qualifications, and the occupational integration of citizens.

 

E. PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

People with a disability recognized by the regional center for disabled persons (MDPH-COTOREP) should contact their local agencies specialized in helping disabled people find work (CAP EMPLOI or AGEFIPH).

 

F. PEOPLE UNDER 26 YEARS OLD

People under 26 years who have been out of school for more than 6 months and have a school-leaving certificate but have never worked should contact their local youth or information and orientation centers (PAIO). People in this category can also submit a demand to certain Regional Councils to have their tuition fees paid for 9-month professional musician training diplomas.

People under 26 years having completed a fixed-term employment contract, including apprenticeship or professional internship contracts, and with an employment record of 5 years, of which 4 months in the private sector during the 12 month period preceding the end of their last employment contract (fixed-term or not), may be eligible to benefit from CIF-CDD approved training aid. Contact your last employer for information on the accredited collection organization which could finance your training while maintaining your salary.

All young people with a financing project may contact foundations for funding.

 

G. UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE

Unemployed people should contact their local Job Agency which, in certain cases, could finance their tuition, depending on the applicant’s situation. Individual agreements are possible in some regions.

Unemployed people, or salaried employees with fixed-term employment contracts, who have held one or several fixed-term contracts in the past months may be eligible to receive training within the context of their individual right to training for beneficiaries of fixed-term contracts (CIF-CDD). To be eligible they must have an employment track-record of 24 months (12 months for the under 26s) consecutively, or not, or have held a fixed-term contract in the last 12 months. Contact your last employer for information on the accredited collection organization which could finance your training while maintaining your salary.

 

H. NO SPECIFIC STATUS

All residents in France with a bank account can benefit from a personal 12-month loan. Students can also benefit from a student loan. You can finance all or part of your tuition fees by credit. Contact SOFINCO or your bank who will give you an immediate credit simulation.