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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 administration 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 10am to around 4:30pm most days. In the second year, students are in class 10am to around 4:30pm most days, except when in rehearsal and performance. Many of our students find reliable work during nights and weekends.