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Student Budgets

Tuition and Fees
Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is as follows:

  • Application fee (a one-time fee, new students only): $100
  • Registration fee (all students): $50 / semester
  • Full-time students (taking 12 or more credits per semester): $8650, instrumentalists; $8950, vocalists
  • Part-time students (taking 11 or fewer credits per semester): $650 / credit
  • Private instruction/Individual Tutorial: $1,500 per credit
  • Trio ensembles: $1,000 per credit

The following table shows California Jazz Conservatory tuition and fees for the 2016-2017 academic year for a continuing full-time instrumental student taking 12-18 credits per semester. Note: vocalists add $300/semester.

Category Fall Semester
Spring Semester Annual Total
Tuition $8,650 $8,650 $17.300
Reg. Fee $50 $50 $100
Total $8,700 $8,700 $17,400

Non-CJC Expense Estimates for Students — For the purposes of determining eligibility for Federal Financial
Aid, the Financial Aid Office uses the following estimates based on California Student Aid Commission
(CSAC) Student Expense Budgets for 2016–2017. Note: these costs are estimates only.

With Parents Off Campus Housing
Category Semester Annual Semester Annual
Books & Supplies $882 $1,764 $882 $1,764
Room & Board $2,385 $4,770 $5,985 $11,970
Transportation $562 $1,125 $634 $1,269
Personal/Misc. $1,579 $3,159 $1,449 $2,898
Total $5,305 $10,611 $8,693 $17,388



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“My experience at the Jazzschool Institute has been nothing short of magical every single day. The faculty, in addition to being the best players in their field, are also great teachers. They really demonstrate that they want the students to succeed in becoming the next generation of great players.”

— Dillon Vado, CJC Student
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