CJC Degree Programs
Tuition — Instrumentalists
Full-Time (12 credits and above / semester): $9,900 (including 1 credit of Private Instruction; not including Individual Tutorial, Trio Instruction)
Part-Time (11 credits or fewer / semester): $780 / credit (not including 1 credit of Private Instruction / Individual Tutorial, Trio Instruction)
Private Instruction / Individual Tutorial: $1,720 / credit
Trio Instruction: $1,150 / credit
Tuition — Vocalists
Full-Time (12 credits and above / semester): $10,200 (including Private Instruction; not including Individual Tutorial or Trio Instruction)
Part-Time (11 credits or fewer / semester): $780 / credit (not including 1 credit of Private Instruction / Individual Tutorial / Trio Instruction)
Trio Ensembles: $1,150 / credit
Tuition is due at the time of registration.
(See registration dates listed in the Academic Calendar.)
Students registering after the registration period are subject to a late registration fee of $50. Students must either have paid tuition and fees in full, have been accepted for financial aid, or have created an in-house semester-long payment plan prior to the first day of instruction to attend classes. Students with overdue tuition may not register for succeeding semesters. Seniors with outstanding tuition will be prohibited from taking part in their graduation ceremony and will not be issued their transcript.
In-House Payment Plan — The CJC offers students the option of paying their tuition on a monthly basis for a fee of $50/semester. The CJC In-House Payment Plan must be created at the time of registration each semester. For fall semester, tuition is divided up into five equal payments due on the first of the month for months August–December; for spring semester tuition is divided up into five equal payments due on the first of the month for months January–May. A late fee of $25 will be charged for payments submitted after the first of each month. Note: the current semester’s tuition must be paid in full before a student may register for the subsequent semester. To create a payment plan, contact the Registrar at email@example.com.
Students with an outstanding balance who have not yet been accepted for financial aid or created a payment plan by the first day of instruction will be dropped from the program. Students with overdue tuition may not register for succeeding semesters. Seniors with outstanding tuition will be prohibited from taking part in their graduation ceremony and will not be issued their transcript.
Tuition at the California Jazz Conservatory is subject to increase by approximately 4% per year.
Students must pay a one-time, non-refundable Application Fee of $100. The Application Fee is submitted along with the Application for Admission.
A non-refundable Registration Fee of $50 is charged per semester. Students registering after the deadline will be charged a Late Registration Fee of $50 (please see Academic Calendar for registration deadlines).
New students are required to pay a non-refundable Enrollment Deposit of $100 at the time of their acceptance into the program. Returning students are required to pay a non-refundable Enrollment Deposit of $200 on or before June 1, prior to each fall semester, and on or before December 1, prior to each spring semester. The Enrollment Deposit is credited to students’ tuition for the upcoming semester. A late fee of $100 per month will apply to an Enrollment Deposit made after the due date.
Students should expect to pay approximately $300 for texts and supporting course materials per semester.
Instruction at the CJC utilizes many modern technologies and internet resources, and all students are expected to own or have access to a computer running Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) or Windows 7 at minimum with high-speed internet access for research, communication and coursework. For music technology courses, a laptop with a recent version of Sibelius (version 6 or above) and Pro Tools (version 9 or above, or Pro Tools First) is required to participate. If purchasing a computer and software specifically for this program, we recommend a Macintosh laptop, a standard word processing suite such as Microsoft Office or Open Office, and the Sibelius music notation program, for maximum compatibility with the material and software being taught.
California residents are entitled to a Berkeley Public Library card. There is a $100 annual fee for a library card for the Jean Gray Hargrove Library at UC Berkeley.
The fee for Challenge Examinations (testing out of a course) is $275 per course.
Official transcripts are issued for a fee of $10 per transcript. Unofficial transcripts are free of charge. To request a transcript, please contact the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student tuition Recovery Fund (StRF):
Students are required to pay the non-refundable state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) of $0.00 per every $1,000 of tuition each semester. California law requires that upon enrollment a fee be assessed relative to the cost of tuition. These fees support the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF), a special fund established by the California Legislature to reimburse students who might otherwise experience a financial loss as a result of untimely school closure. Institutional participation is mandatory.
You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:
You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and
Your total charges are paid by a third-party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.
You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if either of the following applies:
You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or
The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency programs attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.
Summary of tuition and Supplemental Fees
Total Program Charges
Full-time enrollment ($9,900 / semester over 8 semesters): $79,200
Full-time enrollment ($9,900 / semester over 9 semesters): $89,100
Part-time enrollment — Instrumentalists (128 credits @ $780 / credit + 8 credits @ $1,720 / credit (private instruction): $113,600
Part-time enrollment — Pianists ($780 / credit @ 126 credits + $1,720 / credit @ 8 credits): $112,040
Full-time enrollment ($10,200 / semester over 8 semesters): $81,600
Full-time enrollment ($10,200 / semester over 9 semesters): $91,800
Part-time enrollment ($780 / credit @ 128 credits + $1,720 / credit @ 8 credits): $113,600