How to pay your Drama School Fees:

We are proud, here at Aelfa Academy, to continue to sustain our independent London drama school status as a place of learning, as it allows us as an academy to continue our unique vocational training methods. However, this does mean that Aelfa students are not eligible for traditional government issued student loansHowever, we understand that a one of the biggest questions on all potential drama school students' minds is: How will I pay my Drama School Fees?

For this reason, here at Aelfa Academy of Dramatic Arts, we will always provide full-time courses with affordable drama school fees. Our Drama School fees are considerably lower than the equivalent yearly university tuition fee for a course holding the same degree level qualification.  To support our students through payment of their tuition fees we provide a selection of effective payment options to enable all talented and aspiring actors/performers the chance to receive elite and bespoke training.

**When considering Aelfa as a place of study for a full-time course, we advise you to have already sourced a way to pay the fees. 

Our Affordable Tuition Fees:

These are the current financial investments that come as part of our top-tier training: 1 Year - Foundation in Acting & Performance: Total = £5000 (Plus £500 deposit) / 2 Year - Advanced Acting & Performance: Total = £5000 Per Year (Plus £500 deposit - at start of course) (*Therefore including yearly deposits the full 2 year Advanced course costs £10,500) / Degree/Level 6 Top-Up: Total = £5000 (Plus £500 deposit)    

Funding Your Course

At Aelfa Academy we provide a range of payment plans to ensure all of our passionate students are provided the opportunity to take full advantage of our training & expertise.

Fees can be paid using the following methods:

  1. Deposit - always paid on full acceptance of a course place (non-refundable)
  2. Full fees due upfront at the start of each academic year
  3. Staggered payments Termly or Half Termly

All staggered payment agreements are made formerly with the academy and payments are made in advance and not in arrears of the Half-Term/Term/Year of study.

Loans & Financial Assistance

Funding from third party organisations in order to pay the Aelfa Academy tuition fee has been a method utilised by previous students. Some common options have been:

  • Personal bank loans
  • Fund raising schemes
  • Bank of Mum & Dad (As the phrase has been cloned)


Aelfa will not be accepting applications for training courses for 2018/20
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