Tuition and Fees for Graduate Music Students

Tuition for 2024-2025
(Fall, Spring, May, & Summer Terms)
$1,245 per credit

New Student/New Program Fee (A one time fee for all new students)

Wellness Fee (Annual Fee)

Associated Student Fee (Student Activities)
$86 full time/$63 part time

In addition to the direct costs identified above, the University estimates a number of indirect costs a student may incur while completing their degree program. The combination of direct and indirect costs creates the student’s cost of attendance, which is used to determine the students financial need and set the maximum amount of financial aid a student can receive for a period of enrollment. Indirect costs include:

  • Personal expenses
  • Transportation expenses
  • Housing and food expenses
  • Books and supplies
  • Federal Direct Loan Fees

A breakdown of your total cost of attendance can be found on your financial aid offer letter in Self-Service Financial Aid.

Graduate Assistantships

The Conservatory of Music has a limited number of Graduate Assistantships available each year. These assistantships are awarded based on Conservatory of Music need, student performance, and faculty recommendation.

Assistantships are tuition waivers and are renewable for up to four semesters. The assistantship can be valued at anywhere from 1-8 credits of tuition per term. In return we ask that you provide us a set number of hours of your time per week.

No application is necessary for an assistantship. You will automatically be considered for an assistantship based on your application and audition to the Conservatory of Music.


Scholarships will be available for Pedagogy and Vocal Chamber Music candidates only. Scholarships will be awarded based on student performance and faculty recommendation.

No application is necessary for a scholarship. You will automatically be considered for an scholarship based on your application and audition to the Conservatory of Music.

Other types of financial aid available for graduate music students include:

  1. A loan program is available from the Student Financial Services Office.

  2. A tuition installment plan from the Business and Finance office for those students who wish to spread their payments out over the entire academic year.