As a nonprofit organization with a mission to make the arts accessible to all children, we offer subsidized fees that are based on household income. All are welcome to use the sliding fee scale.
Jackson School of the Arts fundraising efforts with financial contributions from foundations, individuals and businesses are the reason we can allow everyone to pay according to their financial means.
If your rate falls below $35 per month, you are in essence receiving a scholarship that was made possible by a donation.
To register everyone must pay for a minimum of 1 month of classes plus any supply fee or costume usage fee at registration. There is no registration fee.
Sliding Scale Tuition Notes:
It is easy to use and simplifies the payment and student communication process.
Important!!! If you don’t enter your monthly fee in the “monthly tuition” field, your fee will show a $0 balance.
The monthly tuition field (box) is located at the bottom of the “Add Students to your Family Page”
If you are registering your student for more than one class – you will enter the fee x 2. For example $23 x 2 = 46. Enter $46 in the monthly tuition field.
Your student is not registered until you make your first payment which include the monthly fee for each class + the supply/costume fee if any.
Register In Person – 634 N. Mechanic St., 2nd Floor with credit card (Visa or MC), debit card ($20 minimum), cash, check or money order to: Jackson School of the Arts.
Can I use auto-payment?
Yes! you must set it up in your Dance-Pro account and you must deactivate once your class is over.
What if I need help with the online registration system?
Simply call us. 784-2389. During our open houses, we will be happy to walk you through the process. Open houses are August 18, 5:30-7 and Sept. 10, 1-3. Or stop by: summer office hours are 10-6 PM Mon-Thurs.
What if I don’t have access to the internet or use email?
No problem. We can help. Ask at our reception desk. If you opt not to use the online system, you are still responsible to make your payments in person by the 1st of each month. A $5 late fee is added for payments made after the 1st of the month. We encourage everyone to use the new system because it tracks and accepts payments and is our communications portal. Please ask for a printed copy of the parent handbook that contains very important information.
My child’s grandparent /aunt is going to pay for classes for my child. How do I determine the fee?
Because fees are subsidized, we encourage those paying for the class to not use the sliding fee scale if they are able to pay the $35 rate. Fee should be based on the household income of the person paying for the class.
Do you provide additional scholarship support?
If your income falls below the $24 per month level or you have other special circumstances, you may apply for additional scholarship support by completing an application form. Support is limited and is based upon need and your timely completion of an application. Proof of all income in the household is required.
You can pay in full or make monthly payments. Your monthly payment is due by the 1st of each month.
Pay in full discount for dance: save one month’s fee.
If your dance class is Monday through Thursday, multiply your monthly rate x 8 months for the discount. ( This number includes the one month free)
Friday or Saturday dance classes, multiply monthly rate by 7 months. (This number includes the one month free)
Payments should be made through the online program or in person. You can opt to set up recurring payments/auto-debit.
A 2.3% convenience fee is added to all credit card charges.
Other Ways to Pay
Payments can be made at the reception desk during class hours, by phone with credit card or by mail with a check.
If not paid by the 1st of the month, a late fee of $5 will be added to your invoice. We accept cash, check (made payable to Jackson School of the Arts), online you can pay with credit and debit cards. (Visa/MC/American Express). Minimum of $20 on all cards. If you opt for auto debit and your card is declined, you will still be charged a $5 late fee. Please check your own account to ensure you are indeed making payments.
Billing: We allow families to pay monthly. Payments are due by the 1st of each month in person, by phone, mail or set up auto pay through our system or through your bank. A $5 late fee will be added for late payments. The first payment will be one month’s fee + supply fee. New starting 7/1 there is a 2.3% convenience fee on credit card payments.
AutoPay: You may set up auto pay in our registration system. Please make sure you check your bank statements to ensure your payments are going through. If you set up auto pay and your card is declined, you will be charged the late fee. Auto pay runs 1 time on the 1st of the month and will not run multiple times. You could also set up auto pay through your bank with their Bill Pay feature.
Bounced Checks: Please be aware that if your check bounces, you will be charged $28 which will be added to your account. The fee and the check amount must be paid within 30 days. We understand that mistakes happen and want to support our families in need. If you are having financial difficulties, please speak to Brandi, Associate Manager of Programs and Services. We will do our best to accommodate your situation.
Need additional financial support for your child? Complete a scholarship form and turn it in by mail or in person after you have completed your online registration. To secure your spot in class, you must make the minimum payment of $24 per month + any supply/costume fee. We will adjust your next month’s invoice to reflect a scholarship fee if awarded. Please note that scholarships are given on a year to year basis. Jackson School of the Arts limits scholarship support to 2 classes per student. Students must maintain good attendance and payment history.