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Total Cost of Attendance

The total cost of attending BUTI is based on the total number of weeks in attendance. For example, if a student attends a two-week workshop and the four-week Young Artist Wind Ensemble program, then the total cost of attendance is that of a six-week attendance. Tuition and Fees below subject to final approval by the Boston University Board of Trustees.

Program Durations

Two-Week Programs

  • Junior Strings Intensive
  • Workshops

Three-Week Programs

  • Young Artists Piano Program (One Session Attendance)

Four-Week Programs

  • Young Artists Wind Ensemble

Six-Week Programs

  • Young Artists Orchestra
  • Young Artists Vocal Program
  • Young Artists Harp Program
  • Young Artists Composition Program
  • Young Artists Piano Program (Two Session Attendance)

2018 Tuition & Fees

Two-Week Total Attendance

Tuition: $1,830
Room & Board: $1,170
Other Required Fees: $300
TOTAL: $3,300

Three-Week Total Attendance

Tuition: $2,625
Room & Board: $1,725
Other Required Fees: $300
TOTAL: $4,650

Four-Week Total Attendance

Tuition: $3,200
Room & Board: $2,250
Other Required Fees: $300
TOTAL: $5,750

Six-Week Total Attendance

Tuition: $3,865
Room & Board: $3,085
Other Required Fees: $450
TOTAL: $7,400

Eight-Week Total Attendance

Tuition: $4,365
Room & Board: $3,685
Other Required Fees: $450
TOTAL: $8,500

Withdrawal Refund Schedule:

Two-Week Programs

  • Before the start of classes: 100%
  • During the first three days of classes: 70%
  • After the third day of classes: 0%

Three to Four-Week Programs

  • Before the start of classes: 100%
  • During the first week of classes: 80%
  • After the first week of classes: 0%

Five to Eight-Week Programs

  • Before the start of classes: 100%
  • During the first week of classes: 80%
  • During the second week of classes: 70%
  • After the second week of classes: 0%

The first day of classes is considered the registration day of each respective program.

Tuition deposits are non-refundable.

Boston University Tanglewood Institute reserves the right in its sole judgement to make changes of any nature in program, calendar, or academic schedule whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable to do so. This includes changes in content, rescheduling of classes, canceling of scheduled classes or other academic activities, and requiring of affording alternatives for scheduled classes or other academic activities, in any such case giving such notice thereof as is reasonably practicable under the circumstances.

Boston University also reserves the right to cancel programs which are under-enrolled. Applicants will be notified in a timely manner and will receive a full refund, including deposit.

If a student is dismissed from a BUTI program for any reason, the student will be required to pay 100% of the cost for the program. All scholarship awarded by BUTI will be removed form the student’s account and will no longer apply toward the cost of the program.