Tuition & Supplemental Fees
Jazzschool Institute tuition for the 2013 – 2014 academic year is $500 / credit for full-time students (students enrolled in 12 credits / semester or more); tuition is $525 / credit for part-time students (students enrolled in fewer than 12 credits / semester). Private instruction is $1200 / semester.
Tuition is due at the time of registration. (See registration dates listed in the Academic Calendar on the inside front cover of the General Catalog.) Please note: Failure to pay tuition and fees on time may result in dropping students from classes. Students with overdue tuition may not register for succeeding semesters. Transcripts will not be released to students with outstanding tuition.
Students must pay a one-time, non-refundable Application Fee of $100. The Application Fee is submitted along with the Application for Admission.
A Registration Fee of $50 is charged per semes- ter. Students registering after the deadline will be charged a late registration fee of $50 (please see Academic Calendar 2013-2014 on the inside front cover for registration deadlines).
Returning students are required to make an Enrollment Deposit of $500 on or before June 1, prior to each fall semester, and on or before December 1, prior to each spring semester. New students are required to pay a non-refundable Enrollment Deposit of $500 at the time of their acceptance into the program. The Enrollment Deposit is credited to students’ tuition for the upcoming semester. Please note: The Enrollment Deposit is non- refundable upon a student’s failure to register. A non-refundable late fee of $50 per month will apply to an Enrollment Deposit made after the due date.
Students should expect to pay approximately $300 for texts and supporting course materials per semester.
California residents are entitled to a Berkeley Public Library card. There is a $100 annual fee for a library card for the Jean Gray Hargrove Library at UC Berkeley.
The fee for Challenge Examinations (testing out of a course) is $275 per course.
Official transcripts are issued for a fee of $10 per transcript. Unofficial transcripts are free of charge To request a transcript, please contact the Registrar and Custodian of Records.
Student tuition Recovery Fund (StRF): Students are required to pay the non-refundable state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) of $2.50 per every $1,000 of tuition. California law requires that upon enrollment a fee be assessed relative to the cost of tuition. These fees support the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF), a special fund established by the California Legislature to reimburse students who might otherwise experience a financial loss as a result of untimely school closure. Institutional participation is mandatory.
Please note: to file a claim against the STRF, a student must be a California resident and prepay all or part of their tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and their total charges are not paid by any third- party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless they have a separate agreement to repay the third party.
Summary of tuition and Supplemental Fees
— Application Fee (one-time, non-refundable): $100
— Registration Fee (per semester, non-refundable): $50
— Late Registration Fee: $50
— Tuition: $500 / credit, full-time enrollment; $525 / credit, part-time enrollment
— Private Instruction: $1200 / semester
— Challenge Examinations: $275 / course
— Textbooks and supporting materials: $300 / semester
— Library fee (annually): $0 – $100
— Transcripts: $10 per official transcript
— STRF fee: $160-$175*
— Total estimated tuition (4 years):
Full-time enrollment ($500/credit): $67,000 (pianists); $68,000 (Non-pianists); and $68,000 (vocalists)
Part-time enrollment ($525/credit): $70,350 (pianists); $66,000 (non-pianists);and $68,000 (vocalists)
* STRF fees do not factor in students’ transfer credit.