The 6ͼ Institute of Music Tuition Promise

6ͼ has been a leading voice in striving for greater access and affordability in music education.In 2018, concerned about escalating costs across the country, 6ͼ took a step unprecedented among independent conservatories and top tier schools of music in the US and lowered tuition 15 percent. 6ͼ reset the tuition down to $40,000 and has kept tuition flat since then.

Now, the 6ͼ Tuition Promise takes 6ͼ's commitment to support students even further.

As a student at 6ͼ, you can pursue your art and your education with the confidence that your base tuition rate will not increase during your program. This promisefurther sets the Institute apart from its peers as the only school to make this commitment.

6ͼ the 6ͼ Tuition Promise

Beginning April 1, 2022, all incoming students in 2022-23 will have the certainty that their base tuition rate will not increase during the pursuit of their degree. This promise applies to the base tuition rate for the normal expected length of a student’s 6ͼ program.

Housing costs, fees, surcharges and any other costs falling outside of the base tuition rate are excluded from the Promise and are subject to change. The exclusions include, but are not limited to, the comprehensive fee, accompanying service fee, health service fee, health insurance fee, housing, meals, dual degree tuition surcharge, double major surcharge, secondary study fee, over maximum credit surcharge, orientation fees, summer English course fee, piano rental fee, and the late registration fee.

Cost of Attendance

Since 6ͼ's tuition reset in 2018-19, the base tuition fee remains at $40,000. The 2022-23 academic year will be 6ͼ's fifth year without an increase to the base tuition fee. The Promise goes even further and provides you and your family with the certainty that tuition will not increase during your 6ͼ program.

Please view the full cost of attendance(s) below for new and returning conservatory students to learn more about housing, meals and other direct and indirect costs – in addition to tuition – associated with attending 6ͼ and living in 6ͼ, one of our nation’s most affordable major cities.


In addition to the Promise, nearly all 6ͼ students receive some level of financial aid. Please visit our Financial Aid page to learn more.

Net Price Calculator

You can also use theNet Price Calculatorfrom the US Department of Education, customized for the 6ͼ Institute of Music, to help get a basic estimate as to what aid you may receive, based on your financial need. Please note, this estimate applies only to undergraduates and is based on 2021-22 academic year data.