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 week of the semester will receive a full tuition refund (excluding the non-refundable $25 registration fee). Students remaining on the roll after Friday, August 23rd will be responsible for the student’s full 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 camp.


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 event that our live classes are forced to no longer be in person, we will move to an online format. If we are forced to cancel performances, ticket refunds will be issued. The Thelma Gaylord Academy reserved the right to make instructor changes should an online migration occur. No refunds will be provided should our in-person classes be migrated to an online format.