Tuition & Fees

Students must pay for courses, ensembles, and private lessons in advance for the year.

A $50 registration fee is charged once per year per student. Students enrolling in September for year-long courses, ensembles, and private lesson packages are not required to re-register for those courses in the spring. A $50 late registration fine will be charged for students registering without due cause after the registration periods listed in the catalog.

Please click on one of the menu options below for pricing information.

Methods of Payment

Students must pay their tuition and fees in full at the time of registration. The school accepts cash, checks, and MasterCard, VISA, American Express, or Discover as valid forms of payment. Families that choose to pay by cash or check must register in person.

Nonnegotiable Items

Students are responsible for paying with a negotiable check or valid credit card. New England Conservatory will assess students who present nonnegotiable checks, for whatever reason, a fine of $30 per check. The school reserves the right to refuse personal checks from students who have previously paid with nonnegotiable items.

Prior Balances

Students must pay any outstanding balances prior to registering.

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