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Summer Music Studies Policies


Summer Music Studies students are permitted to register  by fax, mail, in person and online; we also accept registration by phone. To register, you must submit the completed registration form with payment in full.  Payment may be made in the form of a check or money order made payable to The University of the Arts or by credit card – American Express, MasterCard and VISA are accepted. A $50 fee will be charged for any returned checks.  Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Register by fax (215.717.6538), mail, phone (215.717.6006), in person or online.

Academic Information

The University of the Arts is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Master of Music in Music Education degree program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Summer Music Studies and Master of Music in Music Education program at the University of the Arts offers both matriculated and non-matriculated graduate-level courses. Non-matriculated students include:  students who have their Bachelor’s degree and are taking additional course work in preparation for applying to a graduate program; students interested in applying graduate credits towards Masters Equivalency Programs; students taking graduate coursework to fulfill PA certified teachers professional development requirements; and students who wish to remain non-degree seeking but are interested in enrolling in course work for personal fulfillment.  Matriculated students are those who have applied and been admitted into the Master of Music in Music Education program.

Tuition + Fees


Tuition for Summer Music Studies courses is as follows: Per Credit: $350, Fees: $60 - $150 dependent upon the course. Specialized intensive courses, partnership courses and those with additional credits are at customized rates per course, indicated within the course listing on the SMS Courses page . Courses in the Summer Music Studies program are offered for credit only; non-credit options are not available.

No tuition discounts are eligible for Summer Music Studies courses.


Course fees vary by class and are applied to specific operational costs incurred in certain classes, studios or labs. Payment of fees mentioned on the webiste is required at the time of registration and is nonrefundable. Students are responsible for their course materials and supplies. Supply lists are included in the syllabi posted online at least one week prior to class.

Financial Aid 

Federal financial aid is not available for the MM Music Education graduate degree.  Please contact Student Financial Services to discuss options for alternative and/or private loans at 215.717.6170.

Refund Policy

Summer Music Studies Program

All refunds are less nonrefundable deposits and fees, and are calculated as follows:

  • 100% refund, less the nonrefundable course fee + $50 fee for withdrawal five business days prior to the first class
  • 0% refund for withdrawal within fewer than five business days

Course fees are also nonrefundable. All withdrawals must be submitted in writing sent via email to . The date the request is received in writing is the date used to calculate the refund amount.  Please allow up to 10 business days to receive a response from the Division of Continuing Studies to course withdrawal requests. Please allow at least three weeks for refunds to be processed.  

Note: It is not our policy to transfer registration from one course to another. Requests of this nature will be processed as a withdrawal, subject to the refund policy above.

Note: The Summer Music Studies Program strongly encourages students to seek pre-approval from their school district before registering for courses. Refunds will not be granted to students who request withdrawal because their school district denies approval for tuition reimbursement. 

MM Music Education Program

All refunds are less nonrefundable course fees.




Five business days prior to the

first session of classes



Less than five  business days prior

to the first session of classes



At the end of the first session of classes



On or after the second session of classes