Tuition and Aid

Many financial aid options are available to make your music performance degree affordable.

Tuition (per unit) $669
Units 30-36
Base Program Cost $20,070–$24,084

Estimated Cost Breakdown

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

Tuition and Fees
Graduate Application Fee for U.S. Students$45
Graduate Application Fee for International Students$45
Tuition ($669/unit) $20,070–$24,084
Audit (per unit)half-price tuition
Music: Private Applied Voice, Instrument, Conducting, or Composition$350
Intent to Commence and/or Graduate Fee$80

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$75
Music Choir Outfit: Chamber Singers$400
Music Choir Outfit: University Choir, Men’s Chorale$500
Other Music Performance Groups: (Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, and Handbell Choir)$40

View a complete list of university fees.

All stated financial information is subject to change. Please contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Student Financial Services located in the Graduate and Professional Center, (626) 815-4570, for the 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 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.