The Ailey School

405 W 55th Street, New York, NY

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The Ailey School, located in New York, NY, is a nonprofit private art school that offers students career training and education in the arts. The main programs offered are dance, with more than eighty students graduating over the last several years.

Students can use a variety of means to gauge school performance. A school's graduation and loan default rates are among the strongest indicators of educational and career success. The Ailey School has an annual graduation rate of 54%, and a loan default rate of around 11%.

The National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation has accredited the instruction & training provided by The Ailey School for over thirty-two straight years. Please visit for more information on programs offered and consumer disclosures.

Programs Offered

The program list below was created by historical graduation information reported by the school. This list may not represent the current curriculum offered. Visit the school's website to get more information about programs offered.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

  • Tuition cost estimate: $10,660 per year*
  • Required fees, excluding tuition, cost about $210*
  • On average, $5,500 in student loans are owed upon completion of this program**
  • Last year the graduating class was around forty students

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The overall cost students will pay at The Ailey School is approximately $25,700 after scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are taken into consideration. To calculate a more personalized cost check out their cost calculator here. There may be an application fee required, please check with this school for more information. The school's financial aid department offers additional information regarding types of aid, how to apply and more. Students may contact the school by calling (212) 405-9135. The financial figures shown on this page provide information regarding costs and fees at this school, these numbers may change in a given year due to a variety of factors.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $12,000 per year
  • Required fees: $220

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid88%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships88%$6,804
Receiving Student Loans81%$5,455

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 14%.

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