Tuition and Fees

Tuition

Fall and Spring Terms – Mid-August through May

Students may choose from two payment options for Fall and Spring terms:

  • Paid in full by start of each term, OR
  • 4 monthly installments using check or PayPal plus a $5 per installment convenience fee. See Fees and Payment Schedules below.

Students enrolling after the start of a term will pay a pro-rated tuition, based on start date of lessons.

Private Instruction
30, 45, and 60 minute lessons.  Contact the Academy office for questions regarding tuition

Audition Preparation
Four 30-minute or 60-minute private lessons for four consecutive weeks. No program fee required, but payment in full is required at time of registration.
30 minutes – $120 total tuition per session ($30 per lesson)
60 minutes – $240 total tuition per session ($60 per lesson)

Group Instruction

Pricing for group instruction is based on the number of students enrolled in a class. Contact the Academy office for questions regarding tuition for specific groups and classes.

 

Summer Sessions 1 and 2 – Four Weeks per Session

Summer Tuition and Program fee must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Private Instruction
30 minutes – $120 total tuition per session ($30 per lesson)
60 minutes – $240 total tuition per session ($60 per lesson)

Group Instruction – TBD
Special Interest Camps/Classes – TBD

It is strongly encouraged that students take at least one summer session to maintain their level of study.


Program Fee

  •  The Program fee, due each semester, helps to cover costs associated with administration, masterclasses, recitals, and receptions.
  • A $40 per term Program fee is due at the time of registration/renewal and is non-refundable. A $5 discount will be applied if paid for both Fall and Spring Terms. Family maximum Program fee is $70 per term or $125 if paid for both Fall and Spring Terms.
  • Summer Session Program fee is $20 and covers both sessions.
  • Students may need to purchase music or supplies at the recommendation of individual teachers.

Payment Policies

  • A convenience fee of $20 is due if selecting monthly tuition installments. This will be divided into 4 payments of $5 each, paid with each installment. Only one convenience fee per family will be charged.
  • The Academy for the Arts reserves the right to charge a $10 late fee if tuition payment is not received by the 15th of the month. The balance due plus the $10 late fee will be charged if payment is not received within one week of the due date. The Academy for the Arts reserves the right to cancel and/or deny lessons for payments not received.

Payment Information and Schedules

Monthly Installments

Contact the Academy office for questions regarding tuition

Fall Monthly Payment Due Dates

Payment 1 – Time of registration through August 15
Payment 2 – September 15
Payment 3 – October 15
Payment 4 – November 15

Spring Monthly Payment Due Dates

Payment 1 – Time of registration through January 15
Payment 2 – February 15
Payment 3 – March 15
Payment 4 – April 15

Summer Payment

Summer Program Fee and Tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration.


Scholarship Information

Need-based scholarships are available. Please contact AFTA at info@afta-fbca.net or call 828.254.7841 for more information.