Tuition Policy & Scholarships


Tuition Policy

Tuition is due on the 1st of each month.

Tuition can be paid in full by cash, check, credit card or bank account routing. Families paying in full on or before August 15th will receive a 3% tuition reduction if paying by cash, check or bank routing.

Students may not begin classes until they are registered and tuition is paid.

All fees are non refundable.

We offer a courtesy payment plan option. Instructions for enrolling are in Ways to Pay!

Trial Classes

Trial classes are for new students only! Prospective students may take ONE FREE trial class before registration is required.

Fees Invoiced Separately

Winter Fees Dance Department

WinterFest Performance (Dance Department)– fee is determined by number of pieces due on November 1st
1 piece $150
2 pieces $200
3 pieces $250
4 pieces $300
5 pieces $350
6 and up $400
Due November 1st

Spring Fees Dance Department 
SpringFest Performance (Dance Department) – fee is determined by number of pieces due on April 1st
1 piece $150
2 pieces $200
3 pieces $250
4 pieces $300
5 pieces $350
6 and up $400
Due April 1st

Payments received after due date will incur a $20 late fee.

What is a Performance Fee for?

What is a performance fee for?

A performance fee covers a wide variety of production related materials. These materials are vital for a performance to occur.

Examples of what our performance fees cover:

Costumes, accessories, scripts, sets, scenery, backdrops, technical and dress rehearsal and performance on stage, videographers, music, theater rentals & additional fees for venue (if applicable), laundering & storing costumes after production, and, most importantly, rehearsal pay for our teachers for their time during tech, dress, and performances.

Registration Fee

There is a $55 registration fee for the first child and $15 for each additional sibling before September 1st.

After September 1st, the Registration Fee will be $75 and $35 for the 1st Trimester.

If you register for the 2nd Trimester the registration fee is $55. If you register for the 3rd Trimester the registration fee is $35.

A student is not registered in a class until payment is received.

A spot in a class is not guaranteed until payment is received.



We extend a three week grace period in which a parent may withdraw their child from a class and receive a tuition refund for the remainder of the month (this refund does not include the fees for registration or classes taken). Written notification of intent to withdraw is required. 

If a family decides to withdraw after the three week grace period, written notification of withdrawal is required as well as payment through the end of that month. We will not refund tuition already paid unless you have paid your tuition in full.  In such cases, months remaining after withdrawal will be refunded.  

If a student returns to the class later in the year, the tuition rate for that class will be the drop-in class rate or $20/hour, whichever is higher. 


Are not given for absences. Tuition and all fees are not refundable. Refunds are not given for student absences or snow days. Tuition will be pro-rated if a student will be out for more than two weeks due to injury or illness, with a doctor’s note. Otherwise, we encourage students to make up any classes they may miss in a comparable class.

If a class is cancelled due to teacher illness, we will offer a make up class at some point during the school year.

Late Payment Policy & Fees

If payment is beyond 30 days in arrears, the student WILL NOT be allowed in class until payment is received.

Any past due invoices will be charged a late fee of $20 for each month past due or 18% annual compounded interest, whichever is greater. We do not want to charge late fees, nor do we want to keep students from attending classes, so please get your payments in by the due date or enroll in our automatic debit plan. It is our policy to apply payments to the oldest outstanding invoice.

Important Information
  • Unless indicated, enrollment is for the academic year.
  • Scheduled classes are subject to change based on enrollment.
  • Injury report forms must be filled out for all injuries reported during class.
Ways to Pay

Pay first semester in full by August 15th and receive a 3% discount if paying by cash, check or bank routing.  This offer is not valid for second or third semesters.

Payment Plan Option:
Available to families that register before September 20th

With our new trimesters you will have the option each trimester to be in our payment plan.

The first trimester is 12 weeks long and payments are divided into 3 payments: September, October and November. *If you register by August 15th you will have the option to add a payment for August.

The second trimester is 10 weeks long and payments are divided into 3 payments: January, February and March. *If you would like an additional month to pay you can opt to start your payments in December.

The third trimester is 10 weeks long and payments are divided into 3 payments: April, May and June.

You may pay by cash, check, bank routing or by credit card through the online invoice.

Registrations after September 20th will only have the option of pay in full or two payments (October and November) for the first semester.

If you enroll in our Payment Plan Option you must sign an agreement and authorize a credit card for our file. If you are late in a payment your card will be charged. If you are late on two payments you will automatically be enrolled in our Automatic Debit Program.

Payment Plan Option with Automatic Debit: Same rules as the Payment Plan Option, however we do all the work for you! All extra fees will also be automatically charged on the due date. Just fill out an authorization form and we will charge your card monthly. Please note that a new form must be filled out every enrollment year.

There is a $20 returned check or declined payment fee and a $20 late fee for each payment that is not received by the 1st of the month.  If your credit card is declined because expiration date or new card you will be charged a $20 fee.

Mail or drop off payment to arrive by the first of the month to:

FineLine Theatre Arts

77 Railroad Street

New Milford, CT 06776

Tuition Grid: 2024-2025
Tiers Hours Rate Per Hour
Tier One .5-3.75hrs $22.00/hr
Tier Two 4-7.75hrs $20.00/hr
Tier Three 8-11.75hrs $18.00/hr
Tier Four 12+hrs $16.00/hr



MVP SOS is a New Milford organization that is dedicated to helping those that do not have the wherewithal to participate in after-school activities, sports or classes. Their mission is to provide funding to New Milford children who have financial need.

We require that any student seeking a scholarship at FineLine who is a New Milford resident first apply for a scholarship through MVP SOS.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

FineLine Theatre Arts wants to share the joy of the performing arts with students from our entire region. Scholarship applications are due on August 1st for the following academic year. Applications (see below) received after the deadline will be considered last or not at all as funding may have already been allocated for the year. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Awards are only applicable to the school year for which they are intended (September – June) and any required service hours and program ad sales must be completed by the end of each academic year.

Please note, that all scholarship and financial aid students are required to sell ads for our show programs and participate in work study. The balance of any ads not sold are the responsibility of the scholarship student’s family. Scholarships do not include performance fees. 

Please fill out form below to apply for our scholarships. The scholarship application must be submitted by August 1, 2024

Scholarship families are required to sell ads for our Winter/Spring programs.  Please fill out the form below for all 2024/25 Ad Sales.