Tuition & Financial Assistance

Tuition & Financial Assistance Policies

  • Tuition is designed to be paid monthly September through May.
  • Tuition takes the annual tuition amount and divides it evenly over 9 months for a convenient monthly payment; it does not reflect the number of classes happening in that month
  • Monthly tuition is due on the 1st and late after the 5th
  • By placing a Credit Card on file MBC will draft your account monthly
  • MBC will draft your account on the 5th or nearest business day
  • If no Credit Card is on file, the family is responsible for dropping off or mailing a check
  • All payments must be submitted prior to the 5th to avoid a late fee
  • MBC offers several tuition discounts, as well as financial assistance for families that qualify

Tuition Discounts

  • If you are a fulltime student and pay your annual tuition for ALL classes in full by REGISTRATION WEEK you will receive a 10% tuition discount. This MUST be paid by Cash or Check. *
  • If you have multiple family members enrolling you pay the full tuition for the most advanced student and then each sibling will get their first month of tuition FREE for ballet classes.  Supplementary classes do not apply.
  • If you are enrolled in ballet classes and wish to take a supplementary class you will get 10% off your FIRST supplementary class.  Any additional supplementary classes will be at the normal tuition rate.
  • Young men will get their first month of ballet tuition FREE! They still pay the Registration Fee and the normal monthly tuition through Ballet 1A. Young men in Ballet 1B and higher will each receive 50% off their monthly tuition. No refunds or reapplications of this scholarship are allowed.

* Pay in full discount is only applicable to a class the dancer is fully enrolled in and has not received prorating or other modifications. (Example: If a dancer is taking Ballet 3A, but only attending 2 days a week, so we prorate the tuition to reflect the classes being taken, then we would not allow for an additional 10% discount, since the dancer isn’t fully enrolled in our program)

Refund Policies

The Mankato Ballet understands that students find other interests and sometimes drop classes.  We are happy to refund tuition that was paid in advance with one of the following options:

  • Dancers will get a full refund in the form of a credit on their account. This can be used for future classes, summer class, dance attire, or logo wear.  It will remain on the account and be applied to all future purchases or tuition charged. The credit may also be rolled over to a sibling to use.
  • Dancers will get refunded in the form of a check from our accountant with a 10% processing fee for issuing the refund.  If an account was paid in full at the beginning of the year the 10% discount will also be removed.
  • Very limited exceptions to this include: An injury preventing the dancer from continuing, or a family moving away mid-year.

Financial Assistance Opportunities

The Mankato Ballet shall, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, offer financial assistance for dance instruction. Recipients of financial assistance will be expected to contribute scheduled volunteer hours to Mankato Ballet.

Assistance shall be awarded based upon the financial need of the applicant and the financial condition of Mankato Ballet at the time of the application. The maximum award will be no more than 50% of the student’s annual tuition rate. Mankato Ballet may commit up to 2.5% of the current year’s projected tuition fees to a designated financial assistance program. Financial assistance shall be awarded in the form of waived tuition fees.


Financial assistance applications shall be submitted by the student or by the student’s parent/guardian if the student is under the age of eighteen (18). Application forms can be obtained by clicking the link below. Applications need to be returned to: Mankato Ballet Attn: Financial Aid Committee in a sealed envelope, if mailed please send it to 1650 Tullamore Street – Suite 200 Mankato, MN 56001. Any application not completed in its entirety or without required documentation will not be processed.

Financial Assistance Qualifications

Applicants shall be awarded financial assistance based solely on financial need. In the event the number of applications exceeds the amount of assistance available, the committee may request additional information to assist in its determination. Based on funds available, some applicants may be denied assistance while other qualified candidates will share in assistance available.

Additional Assistance Resources

Mankato Ballet Company also works with Connecting Kids. CLICK HERE to learn more about additional financial assistance through their program.

Mankato Ballet Company encourages all dancers in grades 3-12 to apply for the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council Youth Scholarship grant.  For information about this process or to apply CLICK HERE.