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TUITION + AID

Financing Your NEC Education

NEC is committed to providing financial support to the world’s best emerging musicians with scholarships based on a combination of financial need and artistic merit.
There are many programs available to help you pay for education-related expenses — including NEC scholarships; federal and state grants; part-time student employment; and loans from federal and private agencies. Most applicants will be offered a financial aid package that combines several of these awards.

90%

of NEC students are supported by scholarships
TUITION + FEES
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DEGREE PROGRAM

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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Application
To-Do List (PDF)

DOWNLOAD FINANCIAL APPLICATION CHECKLIST (PDF)

Undergraduate Programs

For the 2023–2024 Academic Year

Tuition

$56,780

Room + Board

Assumes on-campus housing in a double-occupancy room.
An additional cost applies for suite and single-occupancy rooms.

$19,287

Comprehensive Fee

$1,050

Health Center

$720

Total Billed Costs

$80,221

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Learn More About Health Insurance

Use Our Net-Price Calculator

Download

Application
To-Do List (PDF)

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION CHECKLIST (PDF)

Graduate Programs

For the 2023–2024 Academic Year

Comprehensive Fee

$1,050

Health Center

$720

Total Billed Costs

$60,934

SELECT YOUR
DEGREE PROGRAM
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Learn More About Health Insurance

Use Our Net-Price Calculator

Download

Application
To-Do List (PDF)

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION TO-DO LIST (PDF)

Undergraduate Programs

For the 2023–2024 Academic Year

Tuition

$56,780

Room + Board

Assumes on-campus housing in a double-occupancy room.
An additional cost applies for suite and single-occupancy rooms.

$19,287

Comprehensive Fee

$1,050

Health Center

$720

Total Billed Costs

$80,221

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Learn More About Health Insurance

Use Our Net-Price Calculator

Download

Application
To-Do List (PDF)

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION CHECKLIST (PDF)

Graduate Programs

For the 2023–2024 Academic Year

Comprehensive Fee

$1,050

Health Center

$720

Total Billed Costs

$60,934

SELECT YOUR DEGREE PROGRAM

Undergraduate Programs

For the 2024–2025 Academic Year

Tuition

*Tuition for the 1-Year Undergraduate Certificate is $47,120

*Total billed costs for NEC + Harvard dual degree for students currently in years 1-4 is $11,780.

$58,910

Food + Housing

Assumes on-campus housing in a double-occupancy room.
An additional cost applies for suite and single-occupancy rooms.

$20,010

Comprehensive Fee

$1,090

Health Center

$750

Total Billed Costs

$83,432

Graduate Programs

For the 2024–2025 Academic Year

Tuition

*Tuition for the 1-Year Graduate Certificate is $47,120

$58,910

Comprehensive Fee

$1,090

Health Center

$750

Total Billed Costs

$63,974
FINANCIAL AID

KEY DATES

February 5

NEC application for institutional scholarship + financial assistance due

February 15

Free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing deadline (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) for new applicants

April 15

Free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing deadline (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) for returning students.

Know your options. Make a plan. Our financial aid guide breaks down the basics for students and parents.
The Financial Aid Office at NEC is committed to helping prospective students and their parents balance the educational possibilities and financial responsibilities of studying at NEC and plan for this profoundly influential life experience.
Our Financial Aid Guide covers topics including:
  • The types of financial aid available to you
  • What to do after you’ve received your financial aid letter 
  • How to remain eligible for your financial aid
  • When your funds will disburse 
  • Student loan terms and repayment

DOWNLOAD FINANCIAL AID GUIDE (PDF)

FINANCIAL AID CONTACT

Rebecca Barry-Wolff

Associate Director, Student Financial Planning
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Financial Aid Guide (PDF)