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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 enrollment fee. Students remaining on the roll after Friday, June 21, 2021 will be responsible for the full semester’s tuition. It is the responsibility of the parent (not the class instructor) to contact the Education Director 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.

Production Class Attendance Policy

In order for rehearsals to run smoothy for all students involved, the Thelma Gaylord Academy has instituted an attendance policy for production courses. Students will be allowed two (2) absences from their production schedule, not including Tech Week. Please make an effort to inform your director of conflicts and absences as soon as possible. After two (2) absences the Director of your production reserves the right to re-cast, promote understudies, or withdraw the student from production.