The application fee is $125 ($75 for those who submit the complete application before November 1st) and is payable by credit card at the end of the online application. Applications will not be processed without the application fee (or an approved waiver as described below.)
Application Fee Waiver:
The School wishes to make application possible for all interested prospective students. Those applicants who are unable to pay the application fee may request a fee waiver. Graduate applicants must submit a letter detailing the financial need from their college’s Financial Aid Office. This letter should verify why payment of the application fee would constitute a hardship for the student and his/her family. Note that we cannot accept a request to waive the fee from a relative or applicant directly. The fee waiver request must be received by November 30 to allow adequate time for processing before the application deadline, and the request must include the name, application number and email address of the applicant. Late applications are not eligible for a fee waiver.
Graduate Costs & Financial Aid
Graduate tuition is charged per credit. Costs can have considerable individual variation, depending on the degree program and graduate award assignment, living expenses, the cost of books and supplies, etc. Full-time enrollment is 12 credits/semester. Depending on the nature of the duties, many students with a graduate award are considered full-time with a course load of 9 credit hours per semester.
Graduate students are considered to be financially independent and are eligible for need-based financial aid as well as merit-based aid. A graduate award normally consists of a stipend (salary for the work done) and a tuition scholarship (a partial remission of tuition); the stipend and tuition scholarship portions of the graduate award are inseparable (a student may not accept one portion and decline the other).
|Tuition (does not include applied-music studies)||$1,275 per credit hour|
|Applied music studies [lessons]:|
|460A: PRL 1 hour lessons, 4 credit hours||$7,650/semester|
|430A: PRL half hour lessons, 2 credit hours||$3,825/semester|
|460: Primary 1 hour lessons, 3 credit hours||$5,100/semester|
|430: Secondary half-hour lessons, 1.5 credit hours||$2,550/semester|
|Other expenses:||c. $3,487|
|(including individual health insurance)|
For example, tuition for a graduate student who holds a graduate award and is taking 9 credits per semester (including 1-hour lessons each week), would be $26,400 per year.
However, tuition for a graduate student who holds a graduate award and is taking 12 credits per semester (including 1-hour lessons each week), would be $33,600 per year.
Still have questions? Download this: Financial-aid-FAQ.
For a comprehensive break-down of tuition and fees, visit: Graduate Schedule of Charges.
For more information about financial aid for graduate students, visit Financial Aid.