At California College of Music, we believe that an excellent college music education should be made affordable to everyone. That's why we have a tradition of granting large scholarships for talented musicians, and also providing deep tuition reductions for students facing economic hardship.

Our base tuition of $4,080 ($5,700 for international students) per quarter is already much less expensive than comparable private music colleges. Many students receive scholarships and economic tuition reductions that make attending California College of Music even lighter on the wallet. Applying for a scholarship or tuition reduction is very easy: simply check the necessary boxes within the Online Application for Admission.

Talent Based Scholarships & Economic Tuition Reductions may only be applied to your overall cost of tuition.

scholarship process

  1. Submit an Application for Admission.
  2. Within the application, submit a Video Audition that meets our Audition Requirements and demonstrates exceptional musical ability.
  3. Within the application, select "Yes" to "Would you like to be considered for a talent-based scholarship?"
  4. Within the application, enter the email address of at least one teacher to submit a Letter of Recommendation on your behalf.

economic tuition reduction process (U.S. Residents Only)

  1. Submit an Application for Admission.
  2. Submit a copy of the your recent tax return you (or your parents/sponsors) have filed to [email protected].

IMPORTANT: Only new applicants may apply for scholarships and tuition reductions; previously or currently enrolled students are not eligible. Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply for economic tuition reductions. Students receiving scholarships must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to retain their scholarship award for the duration of their program. Scholarships and tuition reductions are non-transferable and have no redeemable cash value. All application information (including auditions, personal statements, and letters of recommendation) is considered final once submitted. California College of Music is not responsible for damage or loss of any submission.