Tuition                                                                                 ARLINGTON BALLET ACADEMY



TUITION

   Our school year runs from August to June. Fall Semester – 4 months (August-December); Spring Semester – 5 months (January-June). Tuition is based on a yearly rate and is divided evenly among the nine months of the school year regardless of student's registration day into the school. Tuition is the same each month, regardless of holidays or the number of days in a month. Academy tuition amount is based on a 28 day, 4 weeks per month. Since all calendar months except February exceed 28 days, each of those months contain extra classes that fall on the 29th, 30th, and 31st. There is no extra charge for those classes. Instead, these extra classes are traded for school holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and spring break. There are NO refunds, credits or pro-rates for holidays, missed or cancelled classes. Fees will not be refunded for inclement weather.
   * There is non-refundable $50 annual school year registration fee for new & returning students (New Students: Spring Semester fee drops to $25). Registration fee for second/third child in the family enrolled is $25. Registration fee is per student, per school year.
   *  Family Discount -5% for each additional sibling.
   * Monthly tuition is due the 1st day of the month and accounts will be automatically charged monthly tuition amount and a $20.00 late fee if paid after the 10th of the month. If your payment was made by mail, please allow 7-10 days from the mailing date for your payment to be processed. As of 1-3-2012, EVERYONE with monthly payments will be required to have a valid credit card on file. No exceptions. If we do not receive payment by the 10th of the month, your card will be charged monthly tuition amount and a $20.00 late fee. To stop automatic payments please contact Art Ballet Academy in writing at least ten (10) business days before your scheduled monthly due date to be effective. Accounts with a history of late payments will be required to pay full tuition before acceptance.
   * There will be a $35 fee for any returned check. Credit Card # on file is required to all students with monthly payments. Art Ballet Academy is using Studio Director for our student/class registration, online tuition payments and account management. Online tuition payments by credit card will be charged a 3% higher tuition rate. Payment also can be made at Art Ballet Academy studio by cash or check. Check payable to: Art Ballet Academy. Please include name of the student on your payment. Parents are welcome to leave a series of postdated checks for the semester or full school year, these checks will not be cashed until the first of the month when they are due. 
   * Students with unpaid balances will not be permitted to participate in performances and/or re-register until account is paid in full and may be required to pay in full at re-registration. Any student whose tuition is more than thirty (30) days in arrears will be asked to discontinue classes until payment or suitable arrangements have been made.
   * We do offer a free trial lesson for new students who have not been previously enrolled with us. If your child attends the free trial lesson and you wish to continue you must pay for the full term, including the trial class before the start of the second class. 
   * Classes are not pro-rated due to late enrollment and monthly tuition is always the same. Full year tuition for both fall and spring semesters. Semester 5% discount is only available if paid during the first month of the fall or spring semester.
There is no tuition adjustment for illness absences. Classes missed due to illness may be made up. Students can make-up classes missed as available, but only for the same grade level or below and in the same school term/semester.
   * Early Withdrawal Policy: All tuition is non-refundable. Refunds will not be made, except in the case of serious illness or injury, verified by a doctor's certificate. Monthly & Semester payments: You must notify our office 30 days prior to the new month, or you will be responsible for paying tuition for that month. Payment for classes will be expected until 30 day written notice is received. If a dancer stops coming to class, we will not automatically drop him / her. If you drop and later re-enroll, the $50.00 registration fee charge is re-applied.
    * Art Ballet Academy will not make exceptions with this policy for any reason.


*10 Adult/Teen Punch Card Classes - $120
* $50 Annual Non-refundable Registration Fee (Second/Third Child in family: $25)
* Performance Participation Fee (by level) - $75-100
 (no additional costumes fee)