Tuition, Fees, and Expenses

Prospective students should be aware that the costs of living in New York City are high and off-campus rents can be exceedingly high. The room and board rates listed below are for the Juilliard residence hall and meal plan. To be prudent, students should also calculate out-of-town transportation (where applicable) into their overall budgets.

Student Budget (Tuition, Residence Hall, and Misc. Expenses) for 2017-18

The estimated budget for a Juilliard student for the nine-month 2017-18 academic year is calculated as follows:

Tuition   $43,170
Residence Hall (room and meals)    
  Double Room $15,990  
  Single Room $19,970  

Subtotal $59,160 (dbl. rm.) $63,140 (single rm.)
Books, Supplies, Personal Expenses   $  3,440

TOTAL $62,600 (dbl. rm.) $66,580 (single rm.)


Students who live off campus should expect their housing and food costs to be higher than those listed here. They should also calculate local transportation costs of approximately $1,089 into their budgets.

Miscellaneous Fees

  Enrollment Deposit (all new students) 250
  Orientation Fee (all new students) 250
  Graduation Fee (due in December prior to graduation) 100
  Matriculation Fee (required of D.M.A. non-residents) 500
  Residence Hall Reservation Fee 150
  Double Major Fee 11,956
  Secondary Applied Study Fee—one hour / one-half hour per week 11,956/5,978
  Late Payment Charge (charge depends on payment date) 50/250
  Service Charge for Returned Checks 25
  Late Pre-Registration/Registration Fee 50/150
  Health Services Fee 200
  Health Insurance—waived under certain conditions 1,934
  Transcript Fee (per copy) 5

Payment of Enrollment Deposit

Newly admitted undergraduate students wishing to reserve their places in the next entering class must pay the enrollment deposit by May 2.

Newly admitted graduate students must pay the enrollment deposit by April 15.

If the enrollment deposit is not received by the deadline indicated, a student’s place at Juilliard will not be guaranteed.

The enrollment deposit is not refundable.

Payment of Tuition

A bill for half of the annual tuition and all applicable fees will be available online in early July and must be paid (in U.S. funds) by August 14, 2017. A bill for the second half of the tuition will be mailed around November 1 and must be paid by December 1, 2017. Payments may be made in person, online or by mail to the Office of Student Accounts.

Students who expect financial assistance (including Juilliard, federal, or state grants or loans) but who have not received funds or official guarantees by the above due dates, must make full tuition payments when due.

A deferred payment plan for tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board charges is available. Information on this plan may be obtained by calling the Office of Student Accounts.

Note: Full tuition scholarships are provided for all students admitted to the Historical Performance, Artist Diploma in Opera Studies, and Doctoral programs. The following Artist Diploma programs are tuition free:

Jazz Studies
String Quartet Studies
Playwriting

Please note, however, that Artist Diploma students will be charged the Student Health Insurance Fee, Health Services Fee, Orientation Fee and the Graduation Fee.

Late Fee Payment Schedule

Please note that if any portion of the tuition is outstanding after the stated due dates, payments will be subject to the following late payment fees and sanctions:

Fall Semester

August 14, 2017 $50
September 30, 2017 additional $250
December 1, 2017 Not permitted to register for spring semester and subject to immediate dismissal

Spring Semester

December 1, 2017 $50
February 1, 2018 additional $250
April 1, 2018 Not permitted to register for fall semester and subject to immediate dismissal

Refunds

A student whose tuition payments, scholarship, and loans for the semester exceed the amount due will receive a refund. Refund checks are available during the second week of the fall semester and are generally available the first week of the spring semester. Refunds will not be issued until all funding has been received by Juilliard and credited to the student’s account. Checks are available from the Office of Student Accounts.

Withdrawals

If a student wishes to withdraw from the School, written notice must be given to the dean. The official date of withdrawal will be the day the dean is notified or the last day of attendance in any educationally related activity (including participation in performances), whichever is later.

For withdrawals that occur after the semester has begun, financial aid is adjusted, and reimbursement is required. Federal formulas will be applied to calculate the return of government funds. The return of government funds may create a balance due to Juilliard for which the student is then responsible. Students who have borrowed from any student loan program at any time during their academic career should contact the Financial Aid Office to learn more about repayment requirements before withdrawing.

If written notice of withdrawal is received by the dean before the first day of classes of either semester, the student has no responsibility for the semester’s tuition. Students who withdraw during either semester are liable for a portion up to 100 percent of that semester’s tuition, depending on the date of withdrawal, as follows:

Within the first week: 10%  
Within the second week: 25%  
Within the third week: 50%  
Within the fourth week: 75%  
After the fourth week: 100%  


Please note that residence hall refunds for students who withdraw from the School will follow the guidelines set forth in the residence hall contract.

Should a student be dismissed, the same policy of financial aid adjustment and tuition responsibility will apply.

Barnard, Columbia, and Juilliard Exchange Program

If a student wishes to withdraw from the Exchange Program, written notice must be given to the Juilliard School dean. If written notice of withdrawal is received before the first day of classes of either semester, the student has no responsibility for the semester’s tuition. Students who withdraw during the semester are liable for a portion up to 100 percent of that semester’s tuition, depending upon the date of withdrawal, as follows:

Within the first week: 10%  
Within the second week: 50%  
After the second week: 100%  


Should a student be dismissed, the same policy of tuition responsibility will apply.

Residence Hall Fees

Residence hall fees cover room and meals for the fall semester from August 25, 2017, through December 22, 2017 (excluding meals during the Thanksgiving break), and from January 7, 2018, up to May 12, 2018, for the spring semester. Students may select a meal plan from among those offered by the School. All meal plans offered are of comparable value.

Double room (including meals):

$15,990

 
Single room (including meals): $19,970  

Payment and Contract for Residence Hall

Payment

To guarantee a room for the 2017-2018 academic year, returning students must pre-register for fall classes, and, during the sign-up period in April, pay a $150 residence hall reservation fee and sign a housing contract. All first-time college students and other new students must pay a $250 non-refundable enrollment deposit to the Office of Admissions; at the same time, these students must sign a housing contract and pay a $150 residence hall reservation fee. For all students, the $150 fee is retained by the School as a room damage deposit and is returned at the end of the school year, after the facility has been inspected and assessed for individual and common area damage. The residence hall reservation fee is not refundable if a student has signed a housing contract and later chooses not to live in the residence hall. Half of the annual residence hall fees are due from all students by August 14, 2017. The remainder of the residence hall fees are due December 1, 2017. These fees will appear on the tuition bill and may be paid in person, online or by mail to the Office of Student Accounts.

Cancellations

Current students who cancel their yearly housing contract from the time of signing to May 15 will lose their reservation deposit. Those who cancel the contract from May 16 to June 15 will be charged an additional cancellation fee of $500. Those who cancel the contract from June 16 to July 15 will be charged a $1,000 fee. Those who cancel the contract from July 16 to August 15 will be charged a $1,500 fee. A student who wishes to cancel the contract and leave the hall any time after August 15 will be held responsible for the entire year’s residence hall fees unless the student withdraws from the School, in which case charges will be incurred in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the residence hall contract.