Tuition and Financial Aid

“I was pushed harder than I had ever been pushed to learn—and I was loved at the same time.”  Student

2017 Tuition

  • Tuition: $3,075 (includes weekly private lessons)
  • Double-occupancy** room and board: $1,413
  • University services and activity fee: $87

Total: $4,575.

An additional $100 refundable security deposit is payable with tuition.


**A single-occupancy dorm room may be requested for an additional fee of $170 (four weeks). Requests will be filled on a first-come first-served basis, subject to availability. PLEASE NOTE: depending on enrollment, single rooms may NOT be available. The fee includes tuition, weekly lessons, daily chamber music coaching, room, meals, recreation, and University student service fees.


Financial Aid

Generous endowment support allows us to offer assistance to students based on merit and financial need. All students wishing to be considered for assistance must submit a completed financial aid application (part of the Admission Application) by February 15, 2017. Applications received after this date may be considered if funds are available. Financial aid and scholarship awards are limited. Students wishing consideration for aid are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Students are also encouraged to explore funding sources in their own communities and through various organizations, corporations, foundations, and businesses. For more information and a complete listing of currently available SSMF scholarships, visit our scholarships page.