Applications are currently not being accepted for American Conservatory Theater’s Summer Training Congress. We plan to continue the program in-person in Summer 2022. To be notified when applications open, please contact

We encourage people to consider A.C.T.’s other actor training program, which is being temporarily offered entirely online: The 15-week San Francisco Semester.

Financial Aid

A.C.T. offers a limited number of need- and merit-based scholarships to students enrolled in the 5- or 7-week intensives only. The maximum award ranges from $500 to $1,000 per student. Students enrolled only in the 2-week Shakespeare Intensive are not eligible to apply for a scholarship. While no federal or state aid—such as a Pell Grant or a Stafford Loan—is available for the STC, A.C.T. can work with your current college to develop a consortium agreement if you are eligible.

Students applying for an A.C.T. scholarship must:

  1. complete their STC enrollment application package and
  2. submit an online 2020–21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (available at by April 17, 2020. Although the STC is not eligible for federal or state aid, we use the FAFSA in order to assess student eligibility for A.C.T. scholarships.
    A.C.T.'s school code is: 014545.
  3. Private educational loans are also available if you qualify.


Final STC application deadline for students applying for financial aid:

April 17, 2020


2020–21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Find Application at


If you have any questions, please contact A.C.T.’s financial aid office at 415.439.2411 or email

View the 2020 Summer Training Congress student budget.

Application Info

Summer Training Congress 2021 has been canceled. Click here for the most updated information from A.C.T. about COVID-19.

Applications for STC will open in 2022.

Download more information about A.C.T.'s M.F.A. Program,
San Francisco Semester, and
Summer Training Congress.


Visit our STC FAQ page. Still have more questions? Call 415.439.2426 or email

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