Two-Year Degree Programs: Fall 2018

Note: The NY Conservatory does not apply annual tuition increases to returning second-year students, also known as a tuition freeze.

For Fall 2019 Applicants: Accepted students who deposit by December 1, 2018 will have tuition frozen at the 2018 tuition rate for their two years of study.

Direct Costs: Tuition and Student Housing Per Academic Year

 Cost of Attendance (On-Campus)Cost of Attendance (Off-Campus)
Student Housing$15,600

Indirect Costs: Living Expenses & Health Insurance Per Academic Year

NYCDA Health Insurance (optional)$2,200
Books and Supplies$250

Total: Direct and Indirect Costs Per Academic Year

Student Housing$15,600
Living Expenses*$7,460$7,460

*Living Expenses are estimated indirect costs provided for budgetary purposes. 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.


Distance between The New York Conservatory and the Third Street Residence is 1.3 miles. Students are recommended to walk to save on the cost of transportation. Students who need to add transportation may add $1,089 for nine 30-day unlimited MetroCards.

Determining Financial Need

In developing a student’s financial aid award package, NYCDA begins 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.

Summer Training Programs 2018

NYCDA offers a 20% tuition discount for summer programs if tuition is paid in full by March 30, 2018. Students who attend summer sessions and then enroll for fall will receive a tuition discount equivalent to their summer tuition paid.

Per 4-Week SessionTuition + HousingTuition
Student Housing$1,510