VanderCook College of Music
What is Financial Aid?
Financial aid is designed to bridge the gap between the resources of students and their families and the cost of attending VanderCook College of Music. Although VanderCook’s tuition costs are less than those of many colleges and universities, parents and students may need help meeting yearly expenses.
VanderCook College of Music awards financial assistance to 100% of its undergraduate students.
Our Financial Aid Office will work with you to make your education at VanderCook affordable. At VanderCook, we realize that no two families are the same, and our Financial Aid Office will work with you to create a financial assistance plan to meet your educational expenses. VanderCook’s financial aid staff help in both the search for financial aid and the application process. Be aware that specific deadlines and refund requirements apply to financial aid applicants and can affect eligibility.
What types of financial aid are available?
Students may qualify for loans, scholarships and/or grants. Learn about the types of financial aid available by clicking here. If you are a veteran, please visit the information page to learn what options are available by clicking here.
What is the tuition at VanderCook?
For information about tuition and fees, click here.
Click here to get started with financial aid.
You will perform over 20 times a year!
As a member of the Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Concert Choir, String Orchestra, Collegiate Chorale, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Band, you will perform over 20 times a year on campus and throughout the city of Chicago.
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The Midwest Clinic
VanderCook co-founded the Midwest Clinic: An international band and orchestra conference held in Chicago with more than 18,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 40 countries. Throughout the history of The Midwest Clinic, VanderCook is the only college symphonic band invited to perform every year.