Payment Policy

  • Payment is due by the 1st of the month and late after the 5th. Cash or check payments must be received by the 1st of the month to not have the credit card on file charged.
  • Tuition is due every month regardless of attendance and/or holidays. Tuition for the semester is divided into 4 equal installments for September – December; and 5 equal installments for January – May. Payments do not vary due to holidays or the number of weeks in a month. NBPA guarantees a minimum of 32 classes during the entire year. Tuition will NOT be prorated.
  • Students who have past due balances may not be allowed to class.
  • Personal checks, credit cards, debit cards, and cash are accepted as forms of payment
  • E-payment is offered online. Currently, payments must be initiated by you each month. (Beginning in Fall of 2022, all accounts that register online will be automatically signed up for e-payment and will be used to pay tuition for the semester.)
  • Parents of students wishing to drop a class (or classes) must send an email to Sherry Bettersworth (sherry@nbperformingarts.com) and give a 30-day notice. Failure to do so will make you responsible for full tuition for the following month.
  • After tuition is paid for the month, refunds are not available. Please make sure to withdraw with a 30-day notice in order to avoid being charged for the next month.
  • Missed classes will not result in prorated tuition or refund. Make-up classes may be scheduled by email for those students who miss class due to illness/injury. Missed classes must be made up within 14 days.
  • NBPA does not send out monthly statements. Reminders will be sent out if payment is late.
  • Postdated checks will not be accepted.
  • Returned check charge: $30.
  • All payments will cease at the end of the semester. Students must register for each semester (Semester #1: Sept. – Dec. / Semester #2: Jan. – May.)
  • Tuition payments are not show fees. Show fees and costume fees vary per show and per role. Every effort will be made to keep the costs down; however, they are necessary to pay for venue, advertising, sets, costumes, props, etc. Upon accepting a role, please acknowledge that you will also be responsible for show & costume fees. Scholarships may be available; please see Sherry for details.
  • While full-time students do not pay show fees, established full-time status is required to have this benefit. For example, changing from part-time to full-time right before a show may still require show fees to be paid. Full-time students at the beginning of each semester are considered established.