Continuing education is a significant investment in yourself and your future. Portland Actors Conservatory is committed to working with you to make its program affordable through scholarships, grants and loans.
All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial aid eligibility. The application must be completed electronically at www.fafsa.ed.gov after October 1 for the upcoming fall term. To have the results generated to Portland Actors Conservatory, students must include the school code of 041465.
In order to complete your FAFSA for the upcoming academic year you will need your financial information from the previous year. (W2 forms, Tax Returns, bank statements etc.) Please make certain you, and if needed your parent, electronically sign the completed FAFSA.
To qualify for Federal Financial Aid you must be a high school graduate, demonstrate satisfactory academic progress, be a U.S. citizen or qualified resident alien, and neither be in default on a prior financial aid loan nor owe repayment on a federal financial aid grant. The school will contact you if additional documentation is needed.
Some students are required to submit signed copies of tax returns, proof of permanent residency or citizenship. Portland Actors Conservatory will process aid applications after a student is accepted into the program.
Once all the necessary financial information has been received by Portland Actors Conservatory, you will receive an award letter itemizing all aid that you are eligible to receive. You will have the option to accept or decline all or a portion of aid offered. To secure aid you must return a signed award letter and may also be required to complete a Master Promissory Note and loan entrance counseling.
Portland Actors Conservatory has staff on hand ready to help you through the entire process and to answer any additional questions you may have.
Apply for a scholarship to the Conservatory
Portland Actors Conservatory also offers a limited number of need-based and merit-based scholarships. Please
complete the application and return to the Registrar no later than August 1. To be considered the student must first complete his/her FAFSA. An additional interview with the scholarship committee or supplemental information may be required.
ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES
The Conservatory encourages students to further research local, state, and federal governments for specific information.
Prospective students and their families can use this calculator to receive a rough estimate of the grant and scholarship aid that the student may be eligible for. Many students at PAC also receive additional funding through the Department of Education’s Direct Loan Program and private scholarships. All students are encouraged to apply for federal financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov to determine full aid eligibility.