Financial Aid at Eastman

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

Tuition and Fees

No undergraduate student at Eastman pays their full Direct Cost. 

To see merit scholarship amounts and criteria, click here.

2017-18 Undergraduate
Direct Costs

Tuition $51,440**
Room 9,342
Board 5,982
Activity Fee 296
Comprehensive Fee 400
Mandatory Health Fee 600
Total Direct Costs: $68,060

** nearly 100% of our students receive some amount of merit scholarship and 40% receive additional institutional need-based aid.

New undergraduate students have a one-time orientation fee of $290.

Direct costs are expenses that are typically charged to a student’s bill by the Eastman School of Music.  Each year figures are estimated until final rates are published in late spring.

2017-18 ESTIMATED Undergraduate
Indirect Costs

Personal $1080
Books 700
Transportation 600
Total ESTIMATED Indirect Costs: $2,380

Indirect costs are expenses that are typically incurred and not paid directly to the Eastman School of Music. 

All students are required to have health insurance.  If you are not covered under your parent(s) or your own health insurance, then add $2,292 for the University Health Insurance. 

Thanks to our generous donors, all students receive a merit award reducing out of pocket expenses.  Please see the Prospective Students page where you will find details about eligibility and criteria for all merit and need based aid.  You can estimate your merit or need based aid here.

For detailed information about the costs of an undergraduate degree at Eastman, please see the University Bursar’s website at  If you would like more information on financial aid for undergraduate students, please visit the Prospective Students page of our website.  The information below represents estimates and may not include all fees associated with a particular instrument or area of study.

Contact University Health Services regarding waiving the insurance or for any other health insurance questions. 

Contact University Dining Services regarding student dining plans.