In alignment with its mission to make higher education accessible to the dance community, LEAP strives to keep its tuition affordable for the working artist.

Tuition for the entire 3- to 4-year program for students admitted from Summer 2019 through Spring of 2020 is $29,630.


Tuition is paid in ten equal semester installments over the course of enrollment in the LEAP program ($2,963 per core residency course).

The tuition rate at which you are enrolled in the program will remain your tuition rate for the entirety of your degree.

Other costs includes books and other supplies, or travel costs for those who choose to attend our study abroad programs and/or commencement ceremony.

Financial aid is available through:

  • Student Loans (Stafford Loans)
  • Federal Student Aid (Pell Grants)
  • State Student Aid (CAL grants)
  • Scholarships and Tax Credits

Please visit the financial aid pages for more information.

Grants and Scholarships may be available through Career Transitions for Dancers:


Career Transition For Dancers is a program of The Actors Fund that enables dancers to define their career possibilities and develop the skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines outside of dance. The program offers career counseling and guidance, scholarships and grants, individual and group counseling services, referrals for health care and health insurance and, where eligible, access to emergency financial assistance. Visit