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Tuition & Aid



Tuition, Housing Fees & Costs

Domestic Students: $14,499.00

International Students: $16,499.00

Registration Fee: $75

Performance Fee: $600

Visa Application Fee (International Students): $100

850 West End Ave.

Single: $18,000

Extra-Large Double: $16,000

Large Double: $15,500

Medium Double: $13,500

Small Double: $13,000

Security Deposit: $500

RA Fee: $675

Utilities: $600-700

Tuition includes all classes offered to trainees at the school. Trainees are required to take a minimum of 15 classes per week, but they may take an unlimited number of classes (up to 17 additional) for the same tuition payment. Workshops and lectures are often included; however, some require an extra fee depending on the costs incurred by the School to support them. Students are awarded significant scholarships, grants, loans, work-study amounts by the Joffrey Ballet School and the federal government. Below is a sample of program pricing and is subject to change year-over-year.

Payment Plans are setup through the financial aid department. We offer Monthly, Quarterly, and Semi-Annual Plans. Payments are due on the 1st of each month and one month prior to the program start date or your enrollment date.

The Joffrey Ballet School provides over $500,000 in merit scholarships, financial aid grants & federal funds to its students every year.

Merit scholarships are awarded solely by the discretion of the artistic staff. New students are evaluated through their audition material and if they attend our summer intensive our artistic staff evaluates them for the duration of their time with us. Returning students are always being considered for merit scholarships by the artistic staff. Merit scholarships are re-evaluated every year of attendance and there is no guarantee they will carry over if the student hasn’t maintained a high standard during the year. Summer merit scholarships do not carry over to the fall. The merit application must be submitted every year in order to qualify.

Joffrey financial aid is determined solely by the student’s financial situation. Applications must be fully completed and submitted for evaluation prior to the beginning of the school year. Joffrey financial aid can only cover tuition costs. Federal loans are available for those who qualify and they can be put towards housing costs.

For more information on financial aid & merit scholarship procedures please email us below or contact Nancy Cole, financial aid administrator, at



1st Semester: Sept 14, 2016 – Jan 27, 2017

2nd Semester: Jan 30, 2017 – May 26, 2017

Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm  |   Days: Monday – Friday

Download the Ballet Trainee Calendar

Download the Jazz & Contemporary Calendar


Competitive and Intensive.

From September through May, the trainee programs trains dancers in classical ballet technique, jazz & contemporary movements and artistry required for an active career in a professional company. The Joffrey Ballet School is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance and meets the U.S.A. Department of Education standards for a school of vocational training.

It is the policy of the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School that all tuition and other fees paid shall not be refunded at any time, regardless of the time of cancellation by the student or student’s parents or guardians or whether the relevant program has commenced. In the event that the relevant program has been cancelled by the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School, the School will make best efforts to move the student into a substantially similar program; in the event that no such substantially similar program exists, the School will issue a full refund.

A fee of $15.00 will be charged for any credit card/debit card charge not honored by the bank for any reason when processing any credit card/debit card charge. Please call us no less than thirty (30) days in advance of any change to your credit card/debit card account to prevent this $15.00 fee from being charged.