Cost and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is $17,500 for the 2023–24 school year. Your tuition covers the full scope of the Music Academy’s curriculum for the full year. Note, tuition and fees may be subject to change.

For a full list of fees, see the Schedule of Student Charges.

Music Academy Scholarships

The Colburn Music Academy is honored to welcome students of all backgrounds and nationalities to our Los Angeles campus. With “access to excellence” at the core of what we do, we aim to reduce financial barriers and recognize the excellence of our students through special scholarships as well as full and partial scholarship awards based on demonstrated financial need, which are made possible by our generous donor community.

Kohl Scholarsare students receiving full room, board, and tuition scholarships to support their total Colburn experience. Terri and Jerry Kohl created this scholarship to make Colburn accessible to and competitive for deserving students in violin and piano studios in the Music Academy.

Greendale Scholars are students who have been awarded a scholarship from the Moe and Arlene Greendale Endowment Fund based on demonstrated financial need. The Greendale Fund was established to memorialize and honor the Greendales, who, through their gift, desire to perpetuate access to musical excellence, which at one time was generously extended to Mr. Greendale.

The Thibaudet Scholars, named for renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, are instrumentalists in the Music Academy who have received discretionary scholarships to make their studies more accessible. These awards recognize the generosity of our donors and Mr. Thibaudet’s continued artistic involvement and dedication.

The financial need of our current students and potential applicants consistently outweighs our available funds. If you would like to help us do more to support the futures of these exceptional students by providing philanthropic support to the Colburn Music Academy, please contact philanthropy@colburnschool.edu.

Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid of any kind, a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) must be submitted at sssbynais.org, along with all required supplemental materials. Failure to fully complete the application and supplemental materials will result in ineligibility to be considered for financial aid.