VanderCook College of Music
Chicago, IL, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$27,188
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$28,344
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$28,344
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,900
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,274
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,831
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,255
Students receiving state aid
43%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,734
Students receiving federal aid
62%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,831
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$13,091
$30k - $48k
$21,495
$48k - $75k
$12,395
$75k - $110k
$6,405
$110k+
$6,032
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$747,303

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
86%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,089
Students receiving federal loans
81%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,283
Average Other Loans Per Year
$18,893
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$26,000
Loan Default Rate
12%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$316

What Students Are Saying

4.41 Average Rating
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.
Michelle from Romeoville, IL
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.
Guadalupe from Streamwood, IL
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.
Kristina from Wilmette, IL
for grad school, it is one of the cheaper programs for what you actually learn.
Elisabeth from Niles, MI