For 15-week Fall and Winter semesters, tuition is $285 per class. For our 10-week Spring semester it is $190 per class. The cost of classes works out to be $19 per weekly class session. (Taking this cost into consideration makes these classes a great deal when you compare the cost to music lessons, or sports leagues.)
There is a 10% discount available for those who take two classes per semester.
Tuition is due by the first day of class each semester. If needed, we do offer a payment plan as follows: Tuition may be divided into two payments. The first half of the full tuition must be paid when registering for classes. The second half is due by the fifth week of classes.
Currently the only method of payment is in person: by check, cash, money order or by mail: check or money order. We hope to have an online payment method available soon.
Art supplies for elementary classes are included in the cost of tuition. The students in Jr. High and High School classes provide their own art supplies. Instructors will provide supply lists. Some Jr. High and High School classes have a supply fee in lieu of finding and buying their own supplies. It is hoped that students will take good care of their supplies and over time they will build an ample supply of materials so they will only have to replace depleted portions periodically. This will allow students greater flexibility in completing works in and out of class.
Tuition assistance is available for those who qualify based on need. If you are seeking to apply for assistance, specific guidelines and requirements can be requested from the Executive Director. VAI does not give talent scholarships.
The cancellation of class registration and a refund request must be done in writing. Refunds are calculated from the date a notification is received, not from the last day of attendance. A 10% processing fee is charged on all refunds.