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 also available for those who qualify.
2015-2016 Tuition and Fees
Bachelor of Music, Undergraduate Diploma, Master of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts
Full-time tuition (per year): $42,600
Studio per semester: $10,370
Undergraduate course credit hour: $1,365
Graduate course credit hour: $2,730
Full-time tuition (per year): $38,950
Part-time tuition* (same as for Master's part-time tuition)
Harvard/NEC Dual Degree
Portion of full-time tuition billed by NEC (per year): $8,320
Tufts/NEC Dual Degree
Portion of full-time tuition billed by NEC (per year): $20,708
Residence Hall Room & Board
Double Occupancy: $13,240
Single Occupancy: $16,730
Deluxe Single Occupancy: $18,400
Suite Occupancy: $19,850
Student Services Fee: $325
Technology Fee: $130
Health Center†: $485 (for all students)
Health Insurance (Graduate students): $1500
Health Insurance (Undergraduate students): $1273
*The Conservatory expects all students to be full-time. Students may enroll part-time only with prior permission from the Dean of Students.
†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 Koster.