Tuition and Fees
2014-2015 School Year

Registration Fee
All students pay a $150 registration fee.

Tuition
Tuition details will be distributed to families of students who have been invited to participate in the 2014-15 school year.

Payment Options
For tuition and fee payments, San Francisco Ballet School accepts checks, cash, money orders, or the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Parents may pay by automatic payments charged to their credit card or may request to receive statements. Those who choose to make more than one annual payment for the school year tuition will incur a processing fee. The following are the only payment options for the 2014-15 school year:

Plan 1: One Payment
Full payment and registration fee due July 1, 2014

Plan 2: Two Payments *processing fee applies
1st payment and registration fee due July 1, 2014
Balance due December 1, 2014

Plan 3: Quarterly Payments *processing fee applies
1st payment and registration fee due July 1, 2014
2nd payment due October 1, 2014
3rd payment due December 1, 2014
Final payment due February 1, 2015


Scholarships and Financial Aid

Merit Based Scholarships
SF Ballet School offers a limited number of scholarships available to intermediate and advanced-level students, based on the potential to achieve a professional career in ballet. Scholarships are awarded at the time of invitation to the program. Scholarships are awarded for a limited time, either one school year and/or summer program.

Community Scholarship Program  (formerly Dance In Schools Scholarship Class)
San Francisco Ballet has had a long-standing partnership with the San Francisco public schools and has continually provided in-school dance/movement residences to elementary schools since the Dance in Schools and Communities (DISC) program was established in 1979.   Every year, approximately 60 students selected from the DISC residencies are invited to participate in one year of ballet classes at San Francisco Ballet School under the auspices of the newly named Community Scholarship Program (CSP).   It is a completely FREE program, and it includes twice-weekly ballet classes and dance attire is provided.

Community Scholarship Program Continuing Scholarship  (formerly Dance In Schools Continuing Scholarship)
Select students from the one-year Community Scholarship Program class (CSP), who show exceptional aptitude for classical ballet, are awarded a full tuition scholarship for continued attendance at SF Ballet School as long as the student progresses as necessary up though level 5. After level 5, when the CSP Continuing Scholarship is no longer available, families will be responsible for the regular tuition. Students may be awarded a merit scholarships based on their potential to achieve a professional career. Additionally, any family may apply for financial aid.

Financial Aid
SF Ballet School offers a limited amount of need-based financial aid to students enrolled in Levels 1-8. FInancial aid is not availabe for other programs including Pre-Ballet. The number of awards is dependent upon contributions and careful consideration is given to all requests for assistance. Families may apply once their student has received their invitation for the school year or summer program. Registration and Chaperone Fees will not be covered by financial aid.  Financial aid is awarded for a limited period of time—either one summer session or one regular school year and following summer session. Families must reapply each year to be considered.

Families may apply for financial aid by using the TADS Financial Aid Assessment, a new online tool specifically tailored to evaluate financial need for SF Ballet School. Print the TADS Worksheet to help gather all the necessary information. The Financial Aid Application Deadline for the 2014-15 school year is June 30, 2014. Families are highly encouraged to apply as early as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

TADS Financial Aid Application

 


 

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