PNB School Tuition - Pacific Northwest Ballet
PNB School Tuition2018-10-22T10:33:41+00:00


All students are registered on a yearly basis. Tuition is payable at the beginning of each school year, with the exception of Duet, PNBS Tots, Creative Movement, and Creative Dance Boys, which are payable on a quarterly basis. For Pre-Ballet and above, tuition may be paid in semester or monthly installments upon approval of the School. Payments are due by the first of each month. Students admitted after the school year has begun are eligible to pay a pro-rated amount upon approval of the Managing Director.

Once classes have begun, tuition is not refundable. Students who miss class or withdraw before the end of the semester are still obligated for the full semester’s fees, whether they are paying on a semester basis or in monthly installments.

Students are eligible for a pro-rated tuition refund only if they must withdraw from classes due to prolonged illness or severe injury, verified by a doctor’s certificate.

Students with outstanding accounts will not be admitted to class. There is a $20 charge for any returned check.

*Semester installments include a processing fee and are due in September and January.

**Monthly installments (10 months; September–June) include a processing fee.

The mandatory accident insurance fee is included in the tuition payment. Please note that PNBS’ insurance is a secondary policy.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available and are awarded on the basis of financial need, class performance and potential for a professional career. Scholarships are granted for no longer than one academic year and applications must be made in the summer for the following academic year. Applications must be made in the spring for the Summer Course.

Financial Aid forms are available from the School and must be completed and returned by the posted deadline for consideration by the Financial Aid Committee.

Our financial assistance application process utilizes the services of School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS).  SSS does a comprehensive, standardized analysis of the information received and, upon completion, submits a report to PNB, which provides an estimated amount that your family can contribute toward educational expenses.

  • The application form for SSS is called the Parent Financial Statement (PFS). The PFS form can be completed online at  for a $47 non-refundable processing fee. Please apply no later than July 5 to allow sufficient processing time.
  • PNB School’s code number is 5630.
  • Questions regarding the PFS may be directly answered by SSS representatives by calling the Helpline at 800.344.8328.
  • For families with more than one student at PNB, only one PFS form is necessary.
  • For families whose parents are separated or divorced a separate PFS form must be completed by the non-custodial parent and mailed as directed above.
  • All supporting tax documentation must be submitted directly to SSS after completing the PFS

Pacific Northwest Ballet will not accept any applications past the stated deadline.  Applications that are incomplete or do not include all of the required paperwork will be automatically declined.

All applications and financial information are kept confidential. PNB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, sex, or ethnic origin.

Please contact the School office if you have further questions regarding our financial assistance program.

Named Scholarship Funds

Several Named Scholarship Funds have been created within PNB Endowment by individual and foundation donors. A Named Scholarship Fund can provide annual income to support tuition, financial stipends, pointe shoes, and clothing for aspiring young dancers in PNB School. Please visit the PNB Endowment page to learn more about Named Scholarship Funds.