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Manhattan School of Music Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$61,600 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$44,000 tuition
$16,000 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$600 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$61,600 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$44,000 tuition
$16,000 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$600 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$23,054 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
68% of students receive aid
13% get federal aid ($6,192 avg)
4% get state aid ($4,219 avg)
51% get institn'l aid ($23,054 avg)
32% get loans ($6,824 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.99% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 6.99% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $21,314 60%
Federal Grant Aid $6,192 13%
Pell Grants $4,498 13%
Other Federal Grants $1,814 13%
Institution Grant Aid $23,054 51%
State Grant Aid $4,219 4%
Student Loans $6,824 32%
Federal Loans $5,646 32%
Other Loans $10,604 4%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: March 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Manhattan School of Music offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
120 Claremont Avenue
New York, NY 10027-4698
(212) 749-2802
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,750
Out of State $1,750


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Joanna from Arverne, NY
  • I am a current student here

    Although MSM is on the pricey side, it is well worth the money. You get a one of a kind experience and a look into the life of a professional musician. Each student is assigned their own private teacher for their respective instrument (which tuition covers), which anyone would pay over $100 for outside of the school (per lesson). Your teacher is assigned based on your audition performance and who the faculty finds appropriate to help you grow into a successful MSM alumnus. You can, if things don't work out, change your teacher throughout the course of the school year. The school's aims are to help you, not limit you, so if you establish good relationships with the staff (both of the academic and financial realm), you'll make the most out of your tuition.

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  • Mariya from New Paltz, NY
  • I am a current student here

    In general, it's a top-notch school. However, it's not a rich school - there is not a lot of scholarship money, and the pianos are in a constant state of needing repair - like the copy machines, heaters in the main building, and the elevators.

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