Financial Aid & Scholarship

Optional Payment Plan

*Available starting 2019-2020.

The following payment plan is available for people who prefer to pay tuition in installments:

Classes, small ensembles, private lessons:

  • Due at the time of registration: 1/7 tuition, $50 registration fee, and $10 payment plan fee (per course)
  • The remaining six installments, each equaling 1/6 the remaining balance, are drawn automatically from a valid credit card number furnished at the original registration or via check or cash as agreed upon by the Registrar, on the following dates:
    • October 15, November 15, December 15, January 15, February 15, March 15

Large ensembles:

  • Due at the time of registration: $300 deposit and $50 registration fee
  • The remaining six installments, each equaling 1/6 the remaining balance, are drawn automatically from a valid credit card number furnished at the original registration or via check or cash as agreed upon by the Registrar, on the following dates:
    • October 15, November 15, December 15, January 15, February 15, March 15

Tuition Assistance Programs

Funds from the Preparatory School Scholarship and Tuition Assistance for Boston Residents programs are available to students who have demonstrated talent, proficiency, and financial need.

All students receiving scholarships are evaluated each year and are expected to maintain a high level of commitment to their studies.

Because of the number of students seeking assistance and the limitation of available funds, there are no full scholarships. Awards are based on the number of classes indicated. Families are required to submit tax documentation with the application. Preparatory School scholarships are awarded during the academic year only; no funds are available for summer lessons.

New students must have teacher and/or ensemble placements, as well as a letter of recommendation, before filing the application.

Tuition Assistance Applications

The 2019-2020 Tuition Assistance applications are now available. Families may download, complete, and return the appropriate application based on their student status. Please note that incomplete applications cannot be processed. 

Completed applications should be mailed to the following address:
New England Conservatory Prep School
290 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
ATTN: Prep Scholarship Committee

Please choose and your application based on your student status:

Tuition Assistance Application for new Prep students

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Tuition Assistance Application for returning Prep students

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Tuition Assistance for Boston Residents

This program gives Boston residents with musical aptitude and limited financial resources an opportunity to enroll in the Preparatory School. Children who have shown exceptional ability and are enrolled in the Preparatory Certificate Program will receive primary consideration. Other children may be accepted based upon available openings in a particular instrument and/or course of study. All students receiving tuition assistance are evaluated each semester and are expected to maintain a high level of commitment to their studies. All students are also expected to honor required classroom commitments, including on-time arrival for all scheduled classes, and a developed, sustainable, at-home, structured daily practice regime.

Students who wish to apply for tuition assistance should complete the scholarship application available above.

Preparatory School Endowed Scholarship Funds

The following is a list of endowed scholarship funds that have been established for the support of Preparatory School students:

  • Aaron Michael Pinsky Endowed Preparatory School Scholarship
  • Carroll-Foley Memorial Fund for Preparatory Students in Piano
  • James Huang Memorial Scholarship for Preparatory School Students
  • Martin Guterman Memorial Scholarship
  • Seth Kimmelman Endowed Preparatory School Scholarship
  • Frances Brockman Lanier Scholarship
  • Grace M. and Aimé LeBlanc Memorial Scholarship
  • Rodney Lister and Sergey Schepkin Scholarship
  • Preparatory School Woodwind Scholarship
  • Angel Ramón Rivera Scholarship
  • Dr. Michael Smalky Memorial Scholarship
  • The Francis O. and Elizabeth Hunnewell Scholarship in Recognition of Benjamin Zander
  • Barbara Berger Preparatory School Scholarship
  • Robert and Jane Morse Endowed Chamber Music Fund

New endowed scholarship funds for the Preparatory School may be created at $50,000 or more. We also welcome gifts to the existing scholarship funds. If you or a family member are interested in providing scholarship assistance, please contact the Institutional Advancement office at (617) 585-1164.