Financial Information for Eastman Experience Programs

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR STUDENTS

Students accepted to Eastman Experience: Summer Classical Studies, Eastman Experience: Summer Jazz Studies, or Adventure Music Camp can benefit from the following financial assistance:

  • ECMS Discounts:
    • Eastman Community Music School programs offer a 10% tuition discount for students enrolled in ECMS programs both semesters of the current year.
    • University of Rochester employees may apply for a Dependent Child Tuition Waiver on their HRMS account and receive a 25% tuition discount, if eligible.
    • Partial scholarships are awarded based on the audition recordings submitted with the application. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please check the appropriate box on the application form.

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations must be made in writing and are subject to the following deadlines and fees:

  • Cancellations prior to two weeks before arrival forfeit the nonrefundable application fee and deposit, and receive a refund for the remaining balance.
  • Cancellations less than two weeks prior to arrival will not receive a refund except for a documented emergency.

No refunds will be offered for dismissal due to violation of University of Rochester, state, or federal rules; early departure due to homesickness; voluntary withdrawal; or following successful completion of the program.

When circumstances necessitating the course withdrawal are beyond the student’s control (serious illness, or death in the student’s family, for example), exceptions to the above policy may be made on the recommendation of the ECMS Director.

Important note: All courses listed on the Summer@Eastman website are subject to cancellation for insufficient enrollment.

Financial Information for ECMS Day Camps

DISCOUNTS

  • ECMS Discount: Eastman Community Music School programs offer a 10% discount for students enrolled in ECMS programs both semesters of the current year.
  • University of Rochester Tuition Waiver: University of Rochester employees may apply for a Dependent Child Tuition Waiver and receive 25% off tuition, if eligible.

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations must be made in writing and are subject to the following deadlines and fees:

  • 100% refund if notification is received 24 hours prior to the first class session
  • Contact us for information regarding refunds after the first day of classes

When circumstances necessitating the course withdrawal are beyond the student’s control (serious illness, or death in the student’s family, for example) exceptions to the above policy may be made on the recommendation of the ECMS Director.

Important note: All courses listed on the Summer@Eastman website are subject to cancellation for insufficient enrollment.

Financial Information for Students in Collegiate Courses, Institutes, and Workshops

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS

Students dropping any course but not replacing that course with another of equal or higher credit value may receive a tuition refund on the following basis:

  • 100% refund prior to the first class session or lesson
  • 50% refund after the first class
  • 0% refund after the second class

When circumstances necessitating the course withdrawal are beyond the student’s control (serious illness, or death in the student’s family, for example), exceptions to the above policy may be made on the recommendation of the Summer@Eastman Director.

All courses listed on the Summer@Eastman website will be offered. However, if there is insufficient enrollment as of June 1, courses may be cancelled.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR SUMMER STUDY

Eastman’s Office of Financial Aid is located in the Student Services Suite at Miller Center, 25 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY 14604. A Federal Direct Loan may be available to assist summer students who are matriculated in a degree program and enrolled for six or more credit hours. The amount of loan obtained for summer study will be included in the student’s maximum federal loan eligibility for the 2020-2021 academic year. To apply, a student must complete:

  • 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Eastman Summer 2021 Aid Application

Matriculated students registered for less than 6 credit hours may be able to secure a private summer loan through a participating bank or lender.

Students should exhaust all other options prior to applying for a private loan.

All Summer Loans are distributed to student accounts no earlier than the first week of summer classes. For students borrowing additional funds to cover living expenses, a credit balance will not be available until a refund is requested (https://www.rochester.edu/adminfinance/bursar/refund.html) from the Bursar’s Office.

For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 585-274-1070 or email: financialaid@esm.rochester.edu