Funded, in part, by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.
*The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts is not affiliated with the Federal Government, the District of Columbia Government, or any other state or local government. The "National" in the name of the institution refers only to our location.
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​Tuition & Financial Aid

1556 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
United States

Tuition, books, and supplies per semester is $4,950. There are no other fees. The total cost of tuition is $9,900 per year.

Payment Plans
Students can use the school payment plan of four monthly installments to make tuition payments over the course of each semester. There is no interest charged for the payment plan.

VA Benefits
Veterans and active duty and/or their qualified dependents may also use VA funds to pay their tuition and fees. The Conservatory is approved to administer GI Bill Chapter 30 and Post 9/11 benefits.

Financial Aid - FAFSA
You can also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see what financial aid you may be qualified to receive.


Financial aid, for which you may qualify, includes federal grants and student loans. You'll need to provide your tax information in the FAFSA for the Department of Education to determine your eligibility.

For the 2017-2018 Academic Year students (and parents, if needed) will use their tax information  from 2015. Students under the age of 25 are considered dependent of their parents for FAFSA purposes unless they meet other eligibility criteria such as being married or having a child. All of this outlined on the FAFSA form. If possible, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool at the FAFSA site.

Our school code is 014941 for FAFSA purposes.

If you have questions about FAFSA of federal financial aid, we can help. You can
make an appointment with our office to provide any answers you need. 


202 333 2202


Tuition & Financial Aid