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This page is an overview of all possible tuition and fees and is not meant for financial planning. If you would like to view more on the general cost of attendance at the Peabody Conservatory, please visit our Financial Aid page.

Tuition for 2021-22 Academic Year

Full time Student (per academic year)
See Tuition & Fees for the Low Residency Master’s Programs

Degree Program $56,313
Artist Diploma and Graduate Performance Diploma Programs $48,962

Part-Time Study (per academic year)

Major Study (one-hour lesson + jury/recital); unlimited ensembles $25,029
Major Study (half-hour lessons + jury/recital); one ensemble $13,056
Vocal Coaching or Minor Study; one-hour lessons $13,056
Vocal Coaching or Minor Study; half-hour lessons $7,972

Supplementary Study

Second Major Field Lessons (double performance major) $10,942
Hourly per semester credit or audit: Classroom studies, ensembles $1,605
Music Education certification courses $764
Degree-In-Progress, Graduate Consultation** $2,373
Elective Minor Study 2-credit 1 Hour lesson $840
1-credit 1/2 Hour lesson $420
Remedial Tutorial Study (per clock hour) assigned only in consultation with the Dean’s Office $343

General Fees

* Application for degree program $120
* Application for Extension students $120
* Tuition Deposit (students returning from leave, non-refundable^ $50
* Tuition Deposit (new students, non-refundable)^^ $700
* Matriculation (one-time for new degree/diploma candidates)^^ $700
Health Service Fee (required for all full-time students) $485
Student Technology and Activities Fee (required for all full-time students) $350
Health Insurance (individual thru Wellfleet) $2,482

Special Fees

* Late payment fee (assessed on September 9 for Fall semester and on February 3 for Spring semester) $150
* Late registration (late registration/confirmation after August 25 for Fall semester and after January 20 for Spring semester) $150
Late petition to graduate $30
Change of course after first week each semester, per request $20
Special examination $50
Graduate examination retake $50
Recital reschedule fee $50
Transcript (academic) per copy $5
Instrument rental (contact Ensemble Office) $100-$250
Bass Case rental (contact stage manager) $50-$200
Lost Folder (ensembles) $15
Lost Instrument $1,000 min.
* Lost key (studio/classroom) non-refundable $25
* Lost ID non-refundable $25
* Lock replacement (studio & classroom) non-refundable $50 min.

Room & Board Fees

Residence Hall Maintenance Fee $50
Peabody Living Center Reservation Fee (applied towards room rate charged) $150
 Room & Board:^^^ Double Occupancy/Unlimited Swipes Meal Plan (Mandatory for First Year Students) $17,856
Double Occupancy/19 or 14 Meal Plan $17,308
* Lost key (Residence Hall and mailbox) non-refundable $25
* Lock replacement non-refundable $50 min.

Low Residency Master’s Tuition & Fees

The costs listed below apply to the entire 13-month low-residency master’s degree program, including both summer sessions and fall and spring semester enrollments.

Tuition $59,128
Room & Board $4,850
Matriculation Fee $700
Student Technology & Activities Fee $350
Health Services Fee $360
Estimated Health Insurance Cost*** $200

*Non-refundable fees
**Degree-In-Process fee is charged every semester to doctoral students who have completed their residency.
***Required during Summer residencies
^Due prior to registration for all students returning from leave of absence.
^^One-time fee required for each degree/certificate/diploma program.
^^^There is a two year residence hall requirement for full-time undergraduate students. Transfer students have a one year residency requirement.