Registration Policies



HB Studio accepts cash, credit card (Visa, Discover, MasterCard), personal checks, travelers’ checks, money orders, and wire transfers. A fee of $35 is payable for all wire transfers.

We accept credit card payments online and by telephone for class tuition, workshops, F-1 administration fees, Core program and Summer Intensive application fees, script submission fees, products and audition fees only.*

Audits must be paid in person on the day of the class by cash or credit card only.
Auditions are non-transferable and non-refundable.

*Products (books, yoga mats, zafus, DVD’s) are now available for sale online, however, please note that we do not ship. All Products must be picked up in person on-site in the registration office.

Course Fees

Students must register for the entire term and the full course fee must be paid upon registration. Students paying by wire transfer must provide proof of the transfer within 48 hours of registration.

Audits may not be applied to enrollment fees.


Students are able to audit a course of their choice for $20 (each) during any active term. Each course is able to be audited once, multiple audits of the same course will not be allowed. *Workshops are not eligible for audits unless otherwise noted.

Late Registration

A student may register for a course up to three weeks after the term begins as long as there is still space available in the class. The full class fee will apply.

Returned Checks

HB Studio charges a handling fee of $35 (credit card or cash only) for processing returned checks. The fee applies to any check that is not accepted by the bank or institution on which it is drawn, regardless of the reason. If your check is returned more than once, you must pay all fees in full by cash or money order before you will be allowed to attend class or register again. If more than one check is returned, you must make all future payments by cash, money order, or credit card (Visa, Discover or MasterCard).


Once payment is made for a term, Discounts cannot be combined and cannot be applied retroactivelyDiscounts, such as the Early Bird Discount and Union Discount, are valid for Studio Classes only and cannot be applied towards workshops, audits, room rentals, or book or equipment purchases.

Union Members must call the registration office to apply their union discount (212) 675-2370


For information about scholarship and work-study opportunities, please visit Financial Aid.

Refunds, Withdrawals, Transfers & Credits

For Studio Classes there are no refunds, credits, withdrawals, or transfers as of the first day of class for which you are registered. The Studio will approve and process requests for refunds, credits, withdrawals, and transfers only through the DAY BEFORE (24 hours) your first day of class. A $27 administration fee will apply to all withdrawals and transfers made at any point after your initial registration, for each course from which you withdraw or transfer. Schedule changes must be made in person or by phone. We do not allow transfers from one term to another, later term. Refunds, when approved by HB Administration, will be credited or issued within 15-30 days after the final confirmation notification is sent.

Programs under The Hagen Institute, Workshops, and Special Programs may have separate policies regarding refunds and/or withdrawals. These policies will be indicated within each program’s enrollment details.


A student may withdraw from the first class for (1) serious illness or (2) military service. To submit a request to the Student Affairs Committee –email: The committee meets once a week to review requests. You must include a medical certificate in the case of illness or induction papers in the case of military service. Written documentation must be received within three weeks of your withdrawal. Specify in your letter the date of the last class attended. Otherwise, consideration for withdrawal will be retroactive only to the date that the Studio receives your request letter. All decisions of the Student Affairs Committee are final. Approved withdrawals are subject to a $27 administrative fee for each course from which you withdraw.

Scholastic Drops

An instructor may determine that the level or format of a class is not appropriate for a particular student. The instructor may then request, at his or her discretion, that the student withdraws from the class as a “scholastic drop.” In such a case, the student will receive a refund for the remaining classes or may transfer to another class or level. Instructors may also determine whether or not a student should continue in a class from term to term.


Transfers requested prior to the first day of class may be made in person or by phone, with no approval necessary (a $27 fee will apply). As of the first day of class, students with an unforeseen conflict may request a transfer to another class at the same level and department as long as there is available space in the class. Transfers are granted at the discretion of the Student Affairs Committee. Please contact the Student Affairs Committee at Transfers are not allowed past the third week of the term. A fee of $27 will apply for each course transfer made at any point after your initial registration.


School Account Credits expire one year from the date in which they are issued and may be applied only for enrollment in another class or workshop, not for audits or auditions, registration fees, space rentals or merchandise.