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Tuition & Fees
The Conservatory's tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is ($21,200 per semester). Tuition for the 2017-2018 year will be set by the Board of Trustees in spring 2017. The following is a breakdown of charges for different types of matriculation on a yearly and per semester basis:
Full-time student(undergraduate and graduate)
2016-2017 Fees and Deposits, per Semester:
Application Fee(non-refundable): $110
Payment of Tuition and Fees
The $110 application fee must accompany the Application for Admission (www.unifiedapps.org). The $500 enrollment reservation is required of all students and is credited to the tuition payment due for the fall semester. The enrollment reservation is non-refundable if the student fails to register, and is due from new graduate and postgraduate students by April 15 and from new undergraduate students by May 1.
The balance of fall tuition and fees must be paid when fall classes begin, and the spring tuition and fees must be paid when spring classes begin. Students may also enroll in the Term Payment Plan which requires a $50 enrollment fee. More information can be found on the Term Payment Plan page.
Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card:
All full-time students (12 credits and more) are required to have medical insurance. All domestic, full-time students who are not covered under a comparable U. S. issued health insurance policy must purchase health insurance offered through the Conservatory before being allowed to register. All international, full-time students must purchase health insurance offered through the Conservatory before being allowed to register. Students enrolled for less than 12 credits (part-time status) are not eligible to buy insurance through the Conservatory. Students who take a leave of absence may also be ineligible to continue their health insurance policy through the Conservatory. Students enrolled in Optional Practical Training (OPT) are eligible, but not required, to enroll. More information can be found on the Student Health Insurance Plan page.
Housing at The Panoramic is:
For students continuing in housing with our Columbus Residence partners, the cost is $5,850 per semester.
Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, the Conservatory will offer a pilot program for undergraduate students of two dining plan options through Café Crème. The first option will be $900 per semester, and the second option will be $1800 per semester. Participation in a dining plan is optional and selection will occur in July; details will be emailed to all returning and new undergraduate students in July.
Cost of Attendance
Students should come to the Conservatory fully prepared to meet their tuition, fees and living expenses. Prospective students should be realistic about providing for their schooling and living expenses while attending the Conservatory. Part-time jobs may be available through the school or in the community, but it is unrealistic to think that a student can fully cover tuition and living expenses through such employment.
***All full time students are required to have health insurance. The cost of the Student Health Insurance Plan is estimated at $2,478 (fall is $1,033 and the spring and summer is $1,445). All students will have this charge on their student billing account until waved with proof of insurance and a signed waiver form.
Estimate Your Bill for fall 2016 and spring 2017
At this time we cannot provide an official Billing Statement until a student has registered for classes. Tuition and fees are not assessed until they have registered because tuition can change based on type of registration (full time, part time, more-than-full time) or if the student enrolls in a minor instrument, etc. Furthermore, the Business Office will not receive an official record of Financial Aid awards or Health Insurance waivers until mid January.
However, you can estimate your bill with the following information:
Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Tuition and Fees:
Tuition: $21,200 (based on standard full-time enrollment)
** The Health Insurance fee increases from the fall to the spring semester. In the fall, the fee covers five months (August 1 through December 31). In the spring it covers seven months, which includes the summer (January 1 through July 31) so the fee is increased.
To calculate your own balance due:
If you have accepted any financial aid awards, subtract the amount that applies to the spring semester.
If you will be living in The Panoramic or Columbus Housing please add the applicable fall semester housing costs.
If you did not attend for the fall semester, and have paid an enrollment deposit, that amount will be applied to the first semesters tuition; subtract $500.
If this is your first term at the Conservatory, add $50 for your Library Deposit.
This should be your total amount due for the fall semester.
If you wish to enroll in the Term Payment Plan (TPP) your balance due will be divided into four equal payments, and the $50 enrollment fee will be due with the first payment. More information can be found on the TPP page.
Contact the Business Office
Jan Vierra, Student Accounts Administrator
Shula Aliac, Senior Accounting Manager