Tuition and fees cover only part of the cost of educating NEC students. The balance is met by funds, gifts, and bequests. NEC makes every effort to assist students through scholarships and other financial aid; government funds are available for those who qualify.
Bachelor of Music, Undergraduate Diploma,
Master of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts
Full-time tuition (per year): $44,300
Full-time tuition (per year): $40,510
Dual Degree Programs
Tufts/NEC, portion of full-time tuition billed by NEC (per year): $20,930
Harvard/NEC, portion of full-time tuition billed by NEC (per year): $8,655
2016-2017 Residence Hall Room & Board
Double Occupancy: $13,900
Single Occupancy: $17,230
Deluxe Single Occupancy: $18,600
Suite Occupancy: $19,950
Student Services Fee: $325
Technology Fee: $130
Health Center†: $520 (for all students)
Health Insurance (Graduate students): $1757
Health Insurance (Undergraduate students): $1447
†All students are automatically enrolled in the Health Center.
‡All NEC students must carry health insurance; if you have your own insurance, this charge may be waived with proper documentation. To do so, please visit Gallagher Student Health.
*All students are expected to be full-time. Part-time status is only granted after students have met their full-time residency requirement and only with permission from the Dean of Students.
Studio per semester: $10,785*
Undergraduate course credit hour: $1,420*
Graduate course credit hour: $2,840*