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)

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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 2020 has been canceled. Click here for the most updated information from A.C.T. about COVID-19.

Applications for STC 2021 will open early next year.

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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