Pre-College Tuition and Financial Aid
Pre-College is a comprehensive conservatory-style music program for students 8–18 years old who exhibit the talent, potential and ambition to pursue serious music study at the college level
Tuition and Fees (2023-2024 Academic Year)
|Application fee (not refundable - payable with application)
|Fee for late application and late tuition payment
|Tuition (includes all core subjects and private lessons)
|Additional fee for voice majors*
|Graduation fee (billed in semester prior to graduation)
*The voice program curriculum includes required classes necessary for the successful development of young singers, such as diction, movement, acting, vocal coachings and master classes with guest artists. These courses are exclusive to singers and are in addition to the core Pre-College courses that all students receive. The $670 surcharge helps to offset the additional costs of the program.
|Elective Classes (per year)
|One half-hour weekly private secondary lesson (per semester)
|One one-hour weekly private secondary lesson (per semester)
Payment Plan Options
A deferred payment plan for tuition charges is available. This plan gives you the option to pay for all or a portion of your tuition and fees in monthly installments. Further information will be provided with the tuition bill.
Withdrawals and Refunds
If a student withdraws after payment of the tuition and fees, the School will retain 10 percent of the semester tuition fee for each week, up to and including the sixth week. There will be no refunds for withdrawals after the sixth week. The date of withdrawal will be the date on which the Pre-College Administration is notified in writing.
The amount of financial aid awarded is based mostly on the student's financial need and ranges from modest grants to full tuition. All applications are reviewed carefully and impartially.
Applicants who indicate their wish to apply for financial aid when they submit their Application for Admission will be invited to fill out an online financial aid application once their Application for Admission has been reviewed. All students applying for financial aid must provide accurate information about their financial circumstances. This includes tax returns and notarized income information from foreign countries.
Students receiving financial aid are expected to maintain a high standard of performance in their classwork and in their major instruction.