Tuition and Aid

1st Year Resident Student Cost Breakdown

Application fee:            $25
Reservation fee:         $200
Tuition:                    $9,000
Room and Board     $3,000
Laboratory Fee           $500
Fine Arts Fee              $500
                               $13,225

*All meals are included with room and board with the exception of one per week.

**Most books are covered in tuition. Some will be required to be purchased by student.

2nd Year (and following) Resident Student Cost Breakdown

Tuition:                    $9,000
Room and Board     $3,000
Laboratory Fee           $500
Fine Arts Fee              $500
                               $13,000

*All meals are included with room and board with the exception of one per week.

**Most books are covered in tuition. Some will be required to be purchased by student.

Application fee:            $25
Reservation fee:         $150
Tuition:                    $5,000
Room and Board:     $3,000
                                $8,175

*All meals are included with room and board with the exception of one per week.

1st Year Town Student Cost Breakdown

Application fee:            $25
Reservation fee:         $200
Tuition:                    $9,000
Laboratory Fee           $500
Fine Arts Fee              $500
                               $10,225

*No meals are included in tuition. 

**Most books are covered in tuition. Some will be required to be purchased by student.

2nd Year (and following) Town Student Cost Breakdown

Tuition:                    $9,000
Laboratory Fee           $500
Fine Arts Fee              $500
                               $10,000

*No meals are included in tuition. 

**Most books are covered in tuition. Some will be required to be purchased by student.

Application fee:             $25
Reservation fee:          $150
Tuition:                     $5,000
                                $5,175

*All meals are included with room and board with the exception of one per week.

Full Time Online Student 

Tuition:             $9,000
Tech Fee:            $325
Testing Fee:        $300
                        $9,625

Part Time Online Student

Tuition:               $300/credit hour
Tech Fee:            $175/per semester
Testing Fee:        $150/per semester

The basic cost for the school term may be paid by semester, by the below payment plan, or by a specified payment plan laid out between the payee and the financial officer. If a specific payment plan is required, please speak with the financial officer before the first payment laid out in the payment plan below. Payments may be made by cash, check, money order, credit/debit card, or automatic withdrawal. Any bounced or returned check will be charged the appropriate bank fees. Please note that we are unable to accept postdated checks or to hold checks.

The installment payments are due:

Fall Payments:
August 15th 
October 15th
December 15th 

Spring Payments:
February 15th
April 15th 

Payment terms for Conservatory students:

Midterm or final exams may not be taken unless a student’s account is completely up to date. Students paying their accounts more than 9 days late will be charged a $15.00 late fee. Student’s accounts must be paid up to date before returning for another school year. Graduating students will not be allowed to walk for graduation if their account is not up to date even if a payment plan is in place. Again, all payment plans should be worked out before the first payment is due to make sure the account is paid in full before the end of the year.

Payment terms for GAP students:

Students paying their accounts more than 9 days late will be charged a $15.00 late fee. Students whose accounts are 30 days past due will be subject for dismissal from the program.

Financial Aid

The Academy of Arts Christian Conservatory has two forms of financial aid. Students can apply for our work scholarship program or our seminar scholarship program. 

*Financial aid unavailable for online students.

Work Scholarship

The work assistance program is designed for undergraduate students. It is a year-by-year commitment and the student will be evaluated each semester as to whether or not they will be allowed to continue in the work scholarship program.

The student will be assigned a department (maintenance, janitorial, grounds, media, etc.) and will be required to complete a certain number of hours each week. They will be “paid” minimum wage, but this pay will be in the form of tuition, and room and board deductions.

Hours worked go toward the current school bill. Work hours cannot be exchanged for cash and will be forfeited should a student choose to leave the program. Because of the size of our program, we can only offer a limited number of scholarships. Therefore, scholarships are granted on the basis of financial need and in order of applications received.

Amount Deducted: $3,000 per school year

Seminar Scholarship

Our seminar scholarship is granted to any undergraduate students who meets the following requirements:

  • Involved in at least four Academy of Arts Dramatic Word Seminars
  • Must have maintained at least a “C” average in high school
  • Member of a Bible-believing church

 

Amount Deducted: $500 per school year

80 School Street
Taylors, SC 29687

(864) 268-9342
admissions@theAcademyofArts.org