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International Students Cost & Aid

International students applying for scholarship assistance are required to complete, by February 15, the Institutional Certification of Finances for International Students, and all first-time financial aid applicants who are applying for any need-based scholarship funding are required to complete the CSS / Financial Aid PROFILE (school code: 4744).

Scholarship awards are based on the strength of the audition for admission as well as the financial circumstances of the applicant and the instrumental needs of the Conservatory. International students will not be considered for scholarship until all required financial documents have been submitted. It is important that international applicants be aware that the Conservatory's scholarship funds are limited and that Conservatory scholarships apply only toward tuition. We do not offer scholarship assistance for living expenses.

Estimated Student Budget

Budget Category Estimated Student Budget
Tuition and Fees $44,810
Room and Board $16,160
Books and Supplies $975
Personal Expenses $3,100
Health Insurance ***
Total budget $65,045

Once you have accepted admission, in order for the Conservatory to issue an I-20 form you will be required to show proof of sufficient funds to pay for any tuition not covered by scholarship assistance, as well as for all of your living and travel expenses (total budget minus any awarded scholarship). Proof of sufficient funds includes original bank statements. If the statements are not in the student's name, a completed Affidavit of Support is required.

There are loans available for international students from the International Student Loan Program (ISLP). The program requires a co-signer who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident living in the United States. A student may borrow between $1,000 and the cost of education, less any other financial aid received. For more information about this program please visit www.internationalstudentloans.com.

***All full-time students are required to have health insurance. Undergraduate cost of the Student Health Insurance Plan is estimated at $1,934 ($806 for Fall, $1,128 for Spring and Summer), and the Graduate student cost is $2,636 per year, ($1,098 for Fall and $1,538 for Spring). Fall coverage is from 8/1/2017 to 12/31/2017 and Spring coverage is from  1/1/2018 to 7/31/2018. All students will have this charge on their student billing account until waived with proof of insurance and a signed waiver form.