Tuition and Aid

Tuition (per unit) $627
Units 36
Base Program Cost $22,572

Estimated Cost Breakdown

See the table below for the tuition charges and fees that comprise your estimated total program cost.

Graduate Application Fee for U.S. Students$45
Graduate Application Fee for International Students$45
Tuition ($627/unit) $22,572
Audit (per unit)half tuition
Applied Lessons
Music: Private Applied Voice, Instrument, Conducting, or Composition$335
Music Ensembles
The specific ensemble in which students participate is determined by their emphasis.
Music Choir Outfit: Bel Canto$350
Music Choir Outfit: Gospel Choir$375
Music Choir Outfit: Chamber Singers$400
Music Choir Outfit: University Choir, Men's Chorale$475
Other Music Performance Groups: (Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, and Handbell Choir)$40
Graduate: Intent to Graduate$80

View a complete list of university fees.

All stated financial information is subject to change. Please consult with the Office of Graduate Student Financial Services located in the Graduate and Professional Center, (626) 815-4570, for most current and controlling information.

Paying for Your Program

APU offers a variety of ways to help you pay for your graduate program. From scholarships and grants, to loans and company reimbursement, we're committed to being sure that cost doesn't keep you from reaching your educational goals.

Learn more about the financial aid opportunities available to you.

Program-Specific Aid

One graduate assistantship is awarded each year for conducting and music education. Performance scholarships are also awarded for Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and choral ensembles.

Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.