Summer Programs


Program Costs/How to Pay | Third Party Payment | Scholarships & Financial Aid | Personal Expenses

MPAP Summer Programs students are responsible for all costs which may include tuition and fees. All bills are sent electronically to the student's NYU e-mail address which is created at the time of registration - see Information for Summer Students to learn more. Tuition and Housing bills are posted separately and may be assigned at different times. 

Program Costs and How to Pay

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and application fees are listed on the program pages; these are separate costs that are paid at different times. The application fee is paid at the end of the audition submission process of which is to be done after the 2016 MPAP Summer Programs Application and is non-refundable.

Programming Fee

Certain programs require a separate programming fee for extracurricular events and activities. For more information and a complete list of programs with this fee, please visit the following link:

How to Pay

Tuition is payable to the student's NYU E-Suite account once they are registered in a program and must be paid in full by the date listed on the electronic bill.  Please see the Bursars Instructions on how to pay for more detailed payment directions. 

Housing Bill

MPAP Summer Programs students have the option to live on campus. Fees associated with housing and meal plans are not included in the tuition. They are payable to the student's E-Suite account in the same way one pays tuition and must be paid in full by the date listed on the issued bill. Please note: The housing bill is separate and may not be posted until after tuition has been posted and paid (individual basis).

Refunds are available on a case by case basis and requests should be made directly to:


Performance-Based Scholarships

Most summer students are consider for performance-based scholarships. The Program Director will contact you directly if they would like to offer you this type of scholarship. Fees and scholarships are applied to your E-Suite account at different times and are viewable within 24 to 48 hours after they are posted.

Need-Based Scholarships

In addition to performance-based scholarships, need-based scholarships are also available. Please follow these steps if you are in need of this type of scholarship:

  1. Log into NYU Home
  2. Log into NYU Albert
  3. Be sure to be on the Applicants tab (at the top)
  4. Under Visiting Students section, click on HS Programs Scholarship Form
  5. Complete the form
Screen-Shot of Scholarship Applicaiton Steps 

Please note: Performance-based and need-based scholarships are not offered in conjunction with the following MPAP Summer Programs:

    • Classical Voice Intensive
    • Summer Study in Music Theatre
    • Broadway Percussion Seminar 
    • NYU Sandbox Percussion Seminar
    • Summer Piano Intensive
    • Summer Dance Intensive
    • Summer Electronic Music Institute 
    • Summer Institute of Music Production Technology To learn more, please see the Housing and Meal Plan page.  

Third Party Payment

New York University will extend credit to students who present written authorization from a third party/sponsoring company (parents and relatives are not considered Third Parties) for payment of tuition and/or fees on their organization or corporate letterhead. The extension of credit by the University for an anticipated third party payment does not relieve a student from any financial responsibilities to New York University. If payment is not received from the third party, a student will be held liable for all charges and any interest that may have accrued on their account. For more information, please see the Office of the Bursar's Third Party Payment webpage.

Personal Expenses 

A great benefit of the MPAP Summer Programs is the chance for students to experience life in New York City and Greenwich Village. The cost of living in the city is high and students should budget for enough money to last the entire time they will be participating in the workshop. Discuss expenses with your family and decide upon a budget prior to arriving in New York City. For more information, feel free to browse the official New York City Guide.