Frequently Asked Questions
How can I pay for The Actors Conservatory?
The Actors Conservatory provides a limited number of institutional scholarships. Funding from federal and state sources may also be available to eligible students. To determine your award eligibility, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To qualify you must be a high school graduate, demonstrate satisfactory progress in the Conservatory program, be a U.S. citizen or qualified resident alien, and neither be in default on a prior federal financial aid loan nor owe a repayment on a federal financial grant. Visit Federal Student Aid website at www.fafsa.ed.gov for more information and to complete your application.The Actors Conservatory institutional scholarships are available for enrolled students, please contact the business office for an application. Learn more about tuition and financial aid here.
Does The Actors Conservatory provide housing?
While The Actors Conservatory does not provide housing, we provide many resources for finding affordable housing in the Portland area. please check out our HOUSING PAGE for more information.
Will students be able to work/have a job?
Absolutely! During the first year, classes run from 9am-3:30pm most days (Fridays 10am-1pm). In the second year, students are in class 10am-4pm, except when in rehearsal and performance. Many of our students find reliable work during nights and weekends.