Payment Options


Most classes have a monthly payment option, this includes both Social Skills Academy classes and our Young Adult Pizza and Improv class. These classes renew monthly, and can be canceled at any time. 

Due to the nature of a theatre production, students who wish to participate in these classes must commit to participating for the length of the production. These fees are due on a per production basis, although you are welcome to break your fee into 3 monthly payments. 

If you would like to reserve your child's space in our programs for the entire school year (September through June) then you are welcome to may one lump sum payment.  And, because this helps us be able to project enrollment levels in the future we will even give you a little bit of a discount!
We automatically apply our sliding scale to all families who let us know that they qualify. If a registered student qualifies for free or reduced lunch, or a young adult qualifies for EBT we will automatically apply our sliding scale to the student's registration.  When using the sliding scale you may choose any of the payment options listed above and the sliding scale is applies as a discount. Public school attendance is not required. Please see the income guidelines below if you are not certain is you qualify. Verification of eligibility may be required. Specific information on the levels of our sliding scale is found below.
Families who qualify for DDA or DCYF respite may be able to have their fees paid through respite funds. Contact your caseworker for more information.
We know that other circumstances can sometimes occur that a temporary or long-term hardship on a family, even if they don't meet the above qualifications.  If you would like us to consider you or your child for a scholarship based on another type of need, please fill out the appropriate section on the registration form. Scholarships are applied as a discount to monthly, production or yearly fees.  The amount of the discount varies depending on available funds and individual situations.

Sliding Scale

Students who qualify for Free Lunch (or whose families demonstrate an equivalent income) receive a 40% discount on all NWSS services. Public school attendance is not required.
Young Adult students who qualify for EBT or Food Stamps receive a 30% discount on all NWSS services.
Students who qualify for Reduced Lunch (or whose families demonstrate an equivalent income) receive a 20% discount on all NWSS services.  Public school attendance is not required.