Middle School Program Tuition and Aftercare Costs
- Fall and Spring Course Tuition: $500
- Winter Course Tuition: $250
- Summer 1-Week On-Campus Tuition: $600
- Summer 1-Week On-Campus Aftercare (4-5 p.m.): $100
- Summer 2-Week On-Campus Tuition: $1,100
- Summer 2-Week Online Tuition: $500
- Summer 2-Week On-Campus Aftercare (4-5 p.m.): $200
- 1-Week Family Camp Tuition: $350 per person
Supplies are not provided for online courses. Instructors will prepare a list that includes common household art-making materials with some items to be purchased. Supplies vary by class and can range from $50-$100. Supply lists for courses can be found at the link below one week prior to the first meeting or sooner.
Financial Assistance for the Middle School Program is available in the fall and spring in the merit-based Joanne Alter Scholarship, and employee tuition remission, year-round.
The Joanne Alter Scholarship (Fall and Spring Only)
The Joanne Alter Scholarship (JAS) is a merit-based fund that will benefit one Middle School Program student each fall and spring semester. The scholarship will cover 100 percent of tuition for one fall and spring course. To apply, email a completed JAS Application Form, a letter of recommendation, a brief essay indicating why the student would like to enroll in a course, and two examples of the students work with the subject line “Joanne Alter Scholarship Application: Student Name” to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply for spring is January 14.
Employee Tuition Remission
Starting Tuesday, January 18th, all new Continuing Studies Tuition Remission requests must be submitted by creating a Jira Tuition Remission Form and attaching a completed Middle School Program registration form or Family Camp registration form at the time of Jira submission. Please do not email your forms to the Continuing Studies Enrollment team. They must be uploaded in Jira to be considered a complete request.
Step 1: Log into the Jira Tuition Remission Form using your ARTIC SSO credentials (artic gmail). You must be logged into VPN if you are offsite. Fill in the fields. Some questions are dynamic based on your responses. All fields are required unless noted as optional. Under the "Will Register for:" section, be sure to select Continuing Studies.
Step 2: Attach a completed required Middle School Program registration form or Family Camp registration form to your Jira request. Do not email your registration forms to the CS Enrollment Team, they must be attached to your Jira request.
Step 3: Select "create" at the bottom of the form to submit it for review.
Step 4: We will contact you via a Jira comment four weeks out from the start date of the course to let you know if there is space for us to move the enrollment forward. If there is no space at that time, we will contact you via a Jira comment to find an alternative course.
More information about the Continuing Studies Employee Tuition Remission enrollment process can be found here. Questions regarding eligibility should be directed to Human Resources at email@example.com.
Third-Party Billing and Sponsored Students
Third-party billing is when a company or government/outside agency has established special billing arrangements to cover tuition and/or fees for students that it sponsors. Continuing Studies must receive an authorization from the sponsoring agency before third-party billing can be processed. All billing authorizations—which may be a letter, purchase order, or voucher—must be on the official agency letterhead and signed by an officer of the organization. Payment by the sponsor must be made directly to Continuing Studies; agreements where payments are sent to the student cannot be honored. All authorizations must include the term that the authorization is in effect. Continuing Studies cannot accommodate any restrictions or contingencies on the authorization. For instance, if the agency requires transcript information before payment, Continuing Studies cannot authorize third-party billing.
All sponsored students are required to complete either a Family Camp Registration Form or a Middle School Program Registration Form and Tuition Repayment Agreement (promissory note) in order to be registered for the class and to initiate third-party billing. In the event of nonpayment or partial payment by the third-party agency, the student will be charged for the unpaid amount. Third parties are invoiced after the class is confirmed to run. Payments must be made within 30 days of billing. If payment is not received within 30 days, the agency and the student will be notified, and the student will be billed for the unpaid amount as authorized on the Tuition Repayment Agreement. Any charges that are not paid by the sponsor are billed to the student. Complete a copy of the Middle School Program Registration Form or the Family Camp Registration Form and Tuition Repayment Agreement and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.