Tuition And Policies
Performing Arts Academy – Fall 2016/Spring 2017
30 Minute Lessons: $25.00 per lesson
45 Minute Lessons: $37.50 per lesson
1 Hour Lessons: $50.00 per lesson
Suzuki Strings Program
30 Minute Lessons: $30.00 per lesson
45 Minute Lessons: $42.50 per lesson
1 Hour Lessons: $55.00 per lesson
*Participation in group class is required with Suzuki lessons. Group class is included in tuition. For private or individual Suzuki lessons, please contact your teacher to set up a lesson time and to determine the number of lessons you will receive for the semester.
Please see Kindermusik page for all current classes and costs.
An annual registration fee of $20 per individual or $30 per family is payable each academic year, beginning in the fall. New students pay this fee upon registration, regardless of the semester.
Location of Lessons/Classes Unless otherwise specified, all lessons and classes are held at the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center, at NW 25th and Blackwelder, on the campus of Oklahoma City University.
Parking permits are available in the Academy office.
Admission and Registration
Students enroll for an entire semester of lessons. New students entering mid-semester register for the remainder of that semester. An annual registration fee of $20 per individual or $30 per family is payable each academic year. Returning students pay this fee each fall. New students pay this fee upon registration, regardless of the semester. Students must return enrollment forms with payment before lessons or classes begin.
Tuition and Payment Plan
Students enroll for the entire semester. A minimum of one month's tuition and fees are required upon enrollment. Tuition must then be paid in full by the 15th of the following month or default into our Monthly Payment Plan. You WILL NOT receive a monthly bill. It is your responsibility to pay by the 15th of each subsequent month.
Credit card payments may be made online, in the cashier's office, or by phone at 405-208-5146. Payments by check or cash (ONLY) are accepted in the Academy office.
If payment is not received by the 15th each month, a $20 late fee will be placed on your account. This will be charged EACH MONTH there is no payment on the account.
Students enrolled in more than one class or private lesson, or families with more than one member enrolled for lessons or classes will receive a 15% discount. The discount will be taken from the less expensive tuition(s). Oklahoma City University faculty, staff, students and their immediate family will receive a 10% discount.
Delinquency in Payment
Delinquency in payment of tuition and fees will result in suspension of lessons or classes. Instruction cannot resume until account is paid in full. Faculty will be notified whenever a student has an outstanding balance and advised to discontinue classes/lessons until the account has been reconciled. Absences due to suspension of lessons because of delinquency in payment are considered unexcused absences and the student is still responsible for payment for these lessons.
Overpayments and Credits
Overpayments or positive balances resulting from withdrawal or change in registration will become an in-house credit for future use. Refunds under $20 will not be processed.
Collection of Delinquent Accounts
If the Performing Arts Academy finds it necessary to employ outside collection services, the party responsible for payment of all academy bills will pay the cost of such services, as well as reasonable attorney fees and court costs.
Oklahoma City University applies a $30 fee to your account for each returned check or declined credit card. Returned check fees must be paid to the University before your account can be brought current and lessons resume.
Credit Card Fees
Recently Oklahoma City University suspended its fee to pay by credit card. You may now use your credit card at no additional cost.
The Performing Arts Academy reserves the right to cancel programs with insufficient enrollment. In the event that a class is canceled, you will be notified and given the opportunity to transfer to another class. If you do not enroll in another class, you will receive a full refund.
The Performing Arts Academy has a NO CANCELLATION policy. Students are expected to be present for all classes and lessons for which they are registered. For private instruction, students are allowed ONE make-up lesson per semester due to illness or death in the family. Otherwise there will be no refunds or credits for missed lessons. Students who must cancel a lesson should call the Academy office or the teacher at least 24 hours in advance. Notification of inability to attend is a courtesy to the teacher, but does not excuse payment for contracted lessons. For group instruction, class absences may not be made up. When a teacher is absent, the lesson/class will be made up or the student's account will be credited.
Withdrawals and Refunds
Withdrawal from group class will be prorated until the fourth meeting of the class. After that time, no refunds will be given. Any withdrawal from private instruction must be given in writing with 30 days notice. Fees will be prorated after the end of the months. Refunds under $20 will not be processed.
You or your child might be photographed at various Academy functions. These photos may be used for publications or on our website. In such cases, there will be no compensation, recognition, or acknowledgment to you.
The Oklahoma City University Performing Arts Academy reserves the right to change any published programs, policies, requirements, or regulations.