2016-2017 tuition rates are as follows

  • Tuition rates are in effect from June 1 through May 31.

  • Degree: $857.50 per credit

  • Nondegree: $643.00 per credit

  • Twelve 50-minute individual lessons: $1,513.50.

  • Twelve 30-minute individual lessons: $750.

Alumni Discount

Graduates of the University of St. Thomas Master of Arts in Music Education degree program are eligible for a $100 tuition discount for one summer course when taken at the nondegree rate. The Alumni Discount is not applicable to a course taken at the audit rate. The alumni should contact the Graduate Programs in Music Education office at to request the discount.

Auditing a Class

Two or three credit courses may be audited. Auditors pay tuition rates based on a percentage formula. A grade of audit is reflected on the auditor’s transcript. See the Business Office website for more information on rates. If you wish to audit a class you must complete a Registration Form (be sure to mark the Audit box) and submit it to the Graduate Programs in Music Education office as indicated on the form.


Course Fees

Some courses carry an additional course fee. Thes fees are indicated within the course description of those courses. Course Offerings.

Cancellation Fee

A $50 cancellation fee will be assessed for each course registration that is cancelled before the start of the course. Cancellation requests must be made in writing to the GPME program coordinator. The university reserves the right to cancel a course if registration has not reached sufficient enrollment 10 class days before the first class session. In such cases, students are notified immediately and full tuition is refunded.

Other Fees

For any other fees that may apply please review the applicable academic year rate list on the Business Office website.

Registration Deadlines

Registration Information

Early registration is recommended to ensure students are able to get into their desired classes.

Priority Registration for Summer
Course Begins Priority Date
June 16-30 May 16
July 9-16 June 24
July 23-30 July 2

Registrations will be accepted until courses have met maximum enrollment.

Withdrawals and Refunds

Students who officially register for a course are considered in the course and owe full tuition unless they drop (cancel) or withdraw according to the deadlines established. To drop or add courses, students must send written notification to the GPME office. Nonattendance in a class does not constitute withdrawal.

The following applies to courses one week or longer in duration:

  • First class session: 100 percent ($50 cancellation fee applies)

  • Second class session: 66 percent

  • Third class session: 33 percent

  • After third class session: 0

Refund for a withdrawal from a class shorter than a week is at the discretion of the program director.