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For the 2024-2025 academic year, tuition for undergraduate programs within the Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) will be $30,450, which represents a 30% reduction from the 2022-2023 academic year. Tuition for the BA in Music and Computing, BA in Music, BMA Interdisciplinary Music Industry, BA in Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies, and the BA in Art, Business, and Media will be $21,280. This significant reduction to our undergraduate tuition rate has been made to align our business practice with Roosevelt University’s mission of social justice, and to promote access to our programs for culturally and geographically diverse students interested in joining our Music, Theatre, or Interdisciplinary Conservatories. CCPA offers a transformational artistic and academic experience with robust programs taught by stellar faculty members, and moving forward we will do so at a comparatively affordable tuition rate.

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CCPA Scholarship Awards

CCPA Scholarship Awards are granted based on four criteria:

1. Strength of the audition or interview (or portfolio for Music Composition applicants): Audition strength is determined by audition ratings and comments by faculty.

2. Academic merit: Students who achieve academic success in their prior studies are automatically considered for merit-based scholarship aid.

3. Financial resources of the student: Financial need will be taken into consideration when determining awards. Financial need is demonstrated through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) for US Citizens and Permanent Residents. International applicants are automatically considered for need-based aid as part of our scholarship process.

4. Needs of the school: The balanced number of students for the programmatic needs of CCPA will be considered.

CCPA scholarship funding is automatically renewed annually in the same dollar amount, provided a student is registered full-time and meets all the requirements within their conservatory's Scholarship Agreement. If you have further questions about CCPA financial aid and scholarships, please contact Amanda Horvath-Adair, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management, at

Graduate Music Student Assistantships

Graduate Assistantship positions are awarded to qualified Master of Music students in order to provide both professional work experience and an additional way to earn money to put towards the cost of attendance.

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Direct Unsubsidized Loans

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PLUS Loans

For qualified parents of dependent undergraduate students. Additional loan options are available to non-qualifying parents and students.

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