Registration Policies

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Signing up for a class? See our registration policies below.

Registration Fees

  • $25 fee per student/per semester
  • Private lessons/Charlotte Children’s Choir: one-time $35 payment when registering for entire year (fall/spring semesters)
  • Family rate: fee waived for families with 3+ students
  • Registration fee is nonrefundable

Late Fees

  • $25 late fee for payments made past first lesson/class

Financial Aid

  • Provided based on availability of funds
  • Click here to access more information and application forms
  • Arts+ makes its financial aid awards based on availability of funds and on a sliding scale similar to the one public schools use to determine eligibility for free/reduced school lunches

Payment Policy

  • Tuition is due at time of registration
  • All payments must be made no later than 24 hours prior to first lesson/class
  • Payments must be made by credit card, check, or money order (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express)
  • All payments run through a secure server
  • Private Music Lessons: automated credit card payment plan offered for balances of more than $200
  • Initial deposit of 50% required at time of registration
  • Three additional equal installments scheduled (for credit card users only)


Private Lessons

  • Partial refund available if student withdraws before the third lesson
  • Arts+ is unable to issue refunds after third lesson

Group Classes

  • Refunds only available if request is submitted one week before the first class
  • Arts+ is unable to issue refunds once group class has begun

Missed Lessons

  • Students are expected to attend all lessons
  • No makeup policy: if a student misses a lesson or class, Arts+ will not issue a refund, and instructors are not required to teach makeup sessions
  • Teacher illness/emergency: teacher will schedule a makeup lesson at no additional cost to the student
  • Grace Period: instructors and students are asked to observe a 10-minute grace period before labeling the lesson a “no show” and leaving the premises

Inclement Weather

  • Arts+ generally follows the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools closing policy for inclement weather, but exceptions do occur based on our community partner locations and weather conditions in the evening, when most of our programs take place. In the event of bad weather or a CMS closing, parents should always check for closing information on the Arts+ website, the Arts+ Facebook page, or by calling 704.377.4187. Any information on closings will be posted there by 11 a.m.
  • Lessons or classes canceled due to weather will be made up at a later date at no additional cost. Arts+ staff and faculty absolutely do not want you to venture outside in unsafe driving conditions, so please be cautious in your judgment, and talk to your teacher if you don’t feel safe attending your scheduled Arts+ program. Our students and parents are precious to us, and we want you to be safe!