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VanderCook College of Music Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$36,080 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$25,440 tuition
$7,000 off campus room & board
$1,900 books and supplies
$1,740 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$36,080 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$25,440 tuition
$7,000 off campus room & board
$1,900 books and supplies
$1,740 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$8,095 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
25% get federal aid ($5,145 avg)
15% get state aid ($4,720 avg)
100% get institn'l aid ($8,095 avg)
90% get loans ($8,573 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.98% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.98% 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 $10,089 100%
Federal Grant Aid $5,145 25%
Pell Grants $4,865 25%
Other Federal Grants $280 25%
Institution Grant Aid $8,095 100%
State Grant Aid $4,720 15%
Student Loans $8,573 90%
Federal Loans $5,507 90%
Other Loans $18,397 15%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: April 30
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does VanderCook College of Music offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,075
Out of State $1,075


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Kristina from Wilmette, IL
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    The tuition is high, but the school does award in-house scholarships. I would definitely recommend applying for scholarships and student loans. For the education, the opportunities. and the bonds we build, I think it's totally worth is.

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  • 5
  • Michelle from Romeoville, IL
  • Oct-04-2011 I am a current student here

    VanderCook provides so many resources for its students. If you need a score, it's right there in the library. If you need to work on ear training we have programs on the computers to help you. If you like to write your own music, we have recording software as well as programs like Finale, Sibelius, and MuseScore. College is never cheap, but here at VanderCook every cent of your tuition comes back to you in some way.

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  • 5
  • Guadalupe from Streamwood, IL
  • Mar-23-2011 I am a current student here

    I feel that I am getting a really great education at VanderCook, I have learned some neat things about some instruments. Also some cool things about my major, violin.

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