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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

Withdrawals

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, September 10 will be responsible for the full semester’s tuition. It is the responsibility of the parent, not the instructor, to contact the Academy Administrator if a student wishes to withdraw from a class.

Placement

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 and Covid Quarantine

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 screen to provide access to the class(es) from home.