Tuition and Aid

Many financial aid options are available to make your composition degree affordable.

Tuition (per unit) $684
Units 33
Base Program Cost $22,572

Estimated Cost Breakdown

See the tables below for the tuition charges and fees that comprise your estimated total program cost.

Tuition and Fees
Graduate Application Fee for U.S. Students$45
Graduate Application Fee for International Students$45
Tuition ($684/unit) $22,572
Audit (per unit)half-price tuition
Music: Private Applied Voice, Instrument, Conducting, or Composition$350
Intent to Commence and/or Graduate Fee$100

View a complete list of university fees.

All stated financial information is subject to change. Please contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Student Financial Services located in the Graduate and Professional Center, (626) 815-4570, for the most current and controlling information.

Paying for Your Program

APU offers a variety of ways to help you pay for your graduate program. From scholarships and grants, to loans and company reimbursement, we're committed to being sure that cost doesn't keep you from reaching your educational goals.

Learn more about the financial aid opportunities available to you.

Scholarships are available in all disciplines.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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