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.
2013-2014 Tuition and Fees
Bachelor of Music, Undergraduate Diploma, Master of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts
Full-time tuition (per year): $39,500
Studio per semester: $9,615
Undergraduate course credit hour: $1,260
Graduate course credit hour: $2,520
Full-time tuition (per year): $36,100
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): $7,000
Tufts/NEC Dual Degree
Portion of full-time tuition billed by NEC (per year): $18,660
Residence Hall Room & Board
Double Occupancy: $12,595
Single Occupancy: $15,760
Deluxe Single Occupancy: $17,335
Suite Occupancy: $18,705
Student Services Fee: $325
Technology Fee: $130
Health Center†: $420 for all students
Health Insurance: $1435 for undergraduate students; $1691 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.