tuition & Expenses 2020-2021
Once enrolled, New York Conservatory students who continue directly to their second year benefit from a tuition freeze. No annual tuition increases will be applied to returning second-year students, unless they have taken a gap year.
Live in Student Residence
Per Credit Cost:
Film & TV Performance $555.64
New Media for Actors $555.64
Musical Theater Performance $492.14
Student expenses will vary from student to student. Indirect costs are estimated for budgetary purposes only. We encourage families to include estimated living expenses when doing your financial planning. NYCDA Health Insurance is included in the total calculation of living expenses, but it is optional and will be deducted if the student is currently self-insured or on a parent or legal guardian’s insurance plan.
Students will need to cycle or use public transportation from our residences on the Upper East Side. Nine 30-day unlimited MetroCards cost $1,089 in 2019-2020.
determining financial need
In developing a student’s financial aid award package, we begin by constructing a budget based on the estimated cost of education for the academic year, including tuition, supplies, and living expenses. A student’s need for financial assistance is defined as the difference between the estimated cost of attendance and the student’s available resources.