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Tuition Fees

Fees for the 2017/18 school year are:

  • $5,500, plus
  • $275 for non-optional performance series,
  • $125 for a non-optional book fee (first year students only),
  • $40 for non-optional book fee (second year students only), and
  • $250 for a non-optional photoshoot fee (third year students only)

* All fees are in CDN$.

Please note that tuition payments cover approximately 30% of the costs of studying in the Professional Training Program at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre.  All other costs are funded by various government agencies; donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations; and performance revenue.  All students, therefore, are subsidized by both the public and private sectors.

Financial Assistance

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre recognizes that financing your education can be a challenge. Select financial assistance programs are available to our Professional Training Program (PTP) students.

  • The Lindy Green and Sam Chaiton Student Bursary Fund provides bursaries to both international and Canadian students who have successfully completed one full year of the Professional Training Program.
  • The Kathryn Ash Scholarship is a merit-based award made possible by donations to the Kathryn Ash Scholarship Fund.  The scholarship is available to full-time students, in good standing, entering their third year of study, and is open to both Canadian and international students.
  • The Walker Wood Foundation bursaries are open to both 2nd and 3rd year students, who must be Canadian citizens and in good standing with the School. Criteria include demonstrated leadership qualities, high academic standing, and financial need. This is a cash award.
  • The Kathryn Ash Leadership Award is given at the end of the school year to honour the third year student who has displayed exceptional leadership qualities and made a significant contribution to school life.  Nominations for this prize are received from students and faculty.
  • Through the generosity of Lindy Green and Sam Chaiton, the School awards The Winchester Prize for the best student dance work presented in the School’s third year Choreographic Workshop. The winning choreographer receives a cash award and support to further develop and, with the guidance of a mentor, remount their expanded prize-winning work.
  • In any given year, the School may be invited to nominate one or more students for prestigious scholarships awarded by private charities and agencies.  The Hnatyshyn Foundation’s Developing Artists Grant for Contemporary Dance has been awarded five times in the past eight years to students from the PTP.
  • A limited number of paid employment opportunities exist for PTP students at the School.  In prior years, positions have been available as evening and weekend receptionist, building maintenance, and as front-of-house staff at Winchester Street Theatre. Priority is given to international students.
  • Several additional awards and resources are available to PTP students on a provincial, national, and international level. Please contact the School to receive more information on financial aid specific to your province or country of residence.

Students enrolled in the PTP may be eligible, if qualified, for assistance under one or more of the following components of the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP):

  • the Canada Student Loans Program (CSL),
  • the Ontario Student Loans Plan (OSL).

Questions?

Please contact the Student Services Coordinator if you require any more information on the fees or financial assistance available at the School.

Louise Plunkett
Student Services & Financial Aid Officer
[email protected]
Phone: 416-967-6887 ext. 21

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