Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition

The tuition for the Advanced Preparatory Piano Program is extremely competitive and includes 30 piano lessons, 16 theory classes, and full access to several extra activities, including those organized through the Frost Preparatory Program and the Frost School of Music Keyboard Department: studio classes, winter recitals, masterclasses, extra lessons with Frost School of Music Faculty, community service performances, formal recitals at the Clarke Recital Hall and at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Coral Gables, performance opportunities with program’s partners, mid-term and final juries, discounts at Frost School of Music events/concerts. The tuition cost for the Academic Year 2020-2021 is $3,000 (tuition) + $50 (administrative fee). Tuition and administrative fee are non-refundable.

Payment

The administrative fee of $50 must be paid by August 16, 2020 by students who are either auditioning or have been admitted to the following year.

Tuition payment can be settled in full as a single payment ($3,000 by the first month of the program’s start) or split into two equal installments ($1,500 by the first month of each semester). Further information will be sent upon acceptance.

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Withdrawals and Refunds

The tuition is non-refundable and withdrawals are normally not permitted. However, exceptions are accepted only for serious and proven reasons. If the withdrawal occurs after the full tuition payment has been made, the Preparatory Program will retain 20 percent of the amount for each month from the program’s start, up to and including the fourth month. There will be no refunds for withdrawals after the fourth month. The date of withdrawal will be the date on which the Preparatory Program is notified in writing (frostprep@miami.edu and, in copy, advancedpiano@miami.edu). There will be no refunds for withdrawals of students who have been awarded scholarships/financial aid or have opted for the two installments at the beginning of each semester.

Financial Aid

A limited number of tuition reduction benefits and scholarships will be awarded to students depending on their financial needs and merit. The amount of financial aid allotted and the number of students awarded varies each year based on the financial availability of the Frost Preparatory Program. Applicants who have indicated their wish to apply for financial aid on the Application for Admission will be invited to fill out an online financial aid application form after the audition results are posted. All applications are reviewed carefully and impartially. Students receiving financial aid are expected to maintain a high standing in the Program.