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.
2014-2015 Tuition and Fees
Bachelor of Music, Undergraduate Diploma, Master of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts
Full-time tuition (per year): $40,950
Studio per semester: $9,970
Undergraduate course credit hour: $1,310
Graduate course credit hour: $2,620
Full-time tuition (per year): $37,450
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): $8,000
Tufts/NEC Dual Degree
Portion of full-time tuition billed by NEC (per year): $19,340
Residence Hall Room & Board
Double Occupancy: $12,850
Single Occupancy: $16,240
Deluxe Single Occupancy: $17,860
Suite Occupancy: $19,270
Student Services Fee: $325
Technology Fee: $130
Health Center† (estimated based on 2013-14 figures): $460 for all students
Health Insurance (estimated based on 2013-14 figures): $1580 for undergraduate students; $1860 for graduate students
*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.