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.)
While the Eastman School of Music is a school of the University of Rochester, the Eastman application process is separate. All applicants applying to degree programs at Eastman must pay the application fee to Eastman regardless of whether the applicant has paid an application fee to another school of the University of Rochester.
Application Fee Waiver:
Applicants who are veterans of the U.S. military or are actively serving are eligible for an 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 on the basis of financial hardship. This request must be made using an official form, such as an SAT or College Board waiver. Transfer or 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 and email address of the applicant. Late applications are not eligible for a fee waiver.