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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.


Full time Student (per academic year)

Degree Program $53,630*
Artist Diploma and Graduate Performance Diploma Programs $46,630*

*Fall 2020 Undergraduate and Graduate tuition will be discounted 10%

Part-Time Study (per academic year)

Major Study (one-hour lesson + jury/recital); unlimited ensembles $23,837*
Major Study (half-hour lessons + jury/recital); one ensemble $12,435*
Vocal Coaching or Minor Study; one-hour lessons $12,435
Vocal Coaching or Minor Study; half-hour lessons $7,592

*Fall 2020 Undergraduate and Graduate tuition will be discounted 10%

Supplementary Study

Second Major Field Lessons (double performance major) $10,421
Hourly per semester credit or audit: Classroom studies, ensembles $1,456*
Music Education certification courses $728
Degree-In-Progress, Graduate Consultation** $2,260
Elective Minor Study $830
Remedial Tutorial Study (per clock hour) assigned only in consultation with the Dean’s Office $327

*Fall 2020 Undergraduate and Graduate tuition will be discounted 10%

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 – Spring 2021 charge) $240
Student Technology and Activities Fee (required for all full-time students) $350
Health Insurance (individual thru Wellfleet) $2,415

Special Fees

* Late payment fee (assessed on September 18 for Fall semester and on February 22 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 $100-$125
Bass Case rental (contact stage manager) $50-$200
Lost Folder (ensembles) $15
Lost Instrument $500 min.
* Lost key (studio/classroom) non-refundable $25
* Lost ID non-refundable $25
* Lock replacement (studio & classroom) non-refundable $50 min.

Room & Board Fees

Housing update (December 8, 2020): The room and board fees listed below are for Spring 2021 semester only.

 Room & Board:^^^ Room: Double Occupancy $4,870
19 Meal Plan $3,327
* Lost key (Residence Hall and mailbox) non-refundable $25
* Lock replacement non-refundable $50 min.

*Non-refundable fees
**Degree-In-Progress fee is required of graduate students not registered for course work and/or lessons or granted official leave of absence.
^Due prior to registration for all students returning from leave of absence.
^^One-time fee required for each degree/certificate/diplomas program.
^^^There is a two year residence hall requirement for full-time undergraduate students. Transfer students have a one year residency requirement.