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Policies and Procedures

Tuition and Fees

In addition to the tuition listed by each class, each student will be charged a $25 per semester non-refundable Registration Fee, which must be paid before attendance at the first class. Tuition must be paid upon registration unless scholarship arrangements are made or payment plans have been established. Call for details.

Financial Aid

Need-based scholarships are available each semester. If you are interested in receiving a financial aid scholarship form, download the form. Financial Aid is not applicable to Private Instruction.

Download Financial Aid Form


Students withdrawing from a class within the first two weeks of the semester will receive a full tuition refund (excluding the non-refundable $25 registration fee). Students remaining on the roll after Friday January 26th will be responsible for full class tuition. It is the responsibility of the parent, not the instructor or student, to contact the Director of Education in writing if a student wishes to withdraw from a class.


Acceptance into all Production Classes is by audition only. Our goal is to give every student the opportunity to excel, and therefore, it is important for each student to have the training, experience and maturity necessary to achieve success. We will evaluate each student and recommend the appropriate classes, productions and roles based on what will best suit each student’s needs and abilities.

Forced Closure

In the case of closure due to severe weather, we will try to make up class time but cannot guarantee that there will be time in the semester to make up the classes. The most common way to make up canceled instructional time is adding time on to the end of existing classes. In the event that our live classes are forced to quarantine and no longer be in person, we will move to an online format. The Thelma Gaylord Academy reserves the right to make instructor changes should this occur. No refunds will be provided should our in-person classes be migrated to an online format. If your student must miss class because of a Covid exposure quarantine, we will arrange a Zoom meeting to provide access to the class(es) from home.