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The Boston Conservatory Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$58,871 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$38,800 tuition
$17,195 on campus room & board
$776 books and supplies
$2,100 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$58,871 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$38,800 tuition
$17,195 on campus room & board
$776 books and supplies
$2,100 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$15,633 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
85% of students receive aid
18% get federal aid ($5,153 avg)
2% get state aid ($785 avg)
72% get institn'l aid ($15,633 avg)
53% get loans ($9,889 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.70% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.70% 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 $16,460 74%
Federal Grant Aid $5,153 18%
Pell Grants $4,097 18%
Other Federal Grants $1,200 16%
Institution Grant Aid $15,633 72%
State Grant Aid $785 2%
Student Loans $9,889 53%
Federal Loans $5,833 53%
Other Loans $25,158 9%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: February 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does The Boston Conservatory offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
8 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 536-6340
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,560
Out of State $1,560


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Brittani from Allston, MA
  • Jul-25-2012 I am a current student here

    The Dance program has amazing faculty that really care for each student. Small classes and lots of personal attention and corrections. The school is really expensive, but gives phenomenal training for a professional career. It gets tricky if you grew up below the poverty line like me.

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  • David from Miami, FL
  • Jun-01-2012 I am a current student here

    As a theater student, I enjoy watching musicals and plays in Boston, and the theaters are always having student rush tickets with are usually $10-$15 instead of the regular $70 price.

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  • Eva from Burlington, MA
  • Mar-29-2012 I am a current student here

    It is very costly to attend this school. It is a joke that the students who attend the conservatory are either extremely well off or are living off a ton of loans.

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  • 3
  • Daniel from North Brunswick, NJ
  • Jun-25-2011 I am a past student here

    It's expensive, not going to lie. And they only give out merit scholarships; they're not really need-based. You better move off-campus after your freshman year and get an apartment; that might be the only way you'll be able to afford this place because room+board through the conservatory is expensive. Admittedly a lot of people who attend BoCo are rich. I don't know if any music degree is worth a tuition of almost $40,000/year (which is one reason I'm transferring out), but if you can afford it, I'd go for it.

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