Financial Information

Tuition Rates

All tuition payments are due at the time of registration via our online registration system. If you plan to apply for a scholarship, are expecting a scholarship from your school or a local community organization, or would like to apply for a DPI scholarship, please contact smc@wisc.edu or 608-263-2242 for more information.

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Financial Assistance to Summer Music Clinic

A very limited number of full and partial scholarships to Summer Music Clinic are granted based on financial need each year. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch are given priority consideration.

If your student is eligible for free or reduced lunch, submit the DPI Scholarship Form. Please be sure to complete both sections of the form, and have an authorized representative from your student’s school complete and sign Section II: Verification and Recommendation.

Some community service organizations such as local Kiwanis or Rotary chapters may offer scholarship opportunities for local students. Also, school music boosters or other support organizations within your school district may also have funding available. Be sure to check for local resources in your community. Please note, an expected scholarship amount will not automatically reduce the tuition due.

Refund Policy

The registration fee is nonrefundable. Refunds may take up to eight weeks to process, starting from the time a written request is received by Summer Music Clinic.

Refund Schedule

All program applications must be accompanied by the nonrefundable registration fee before they can be processed.

Period Percent of Refund
Withdraw during the period of January 1–June 1 100% refund

Full refund will also be issued in the following cases regardless of date:

  • A course of choice is canceled.
  • All course choices are closed.
  • Financial aid is not adequate for participation.
  • Student injury or illness.
Withdraw during the period of June 2 – two weeks before program start 90% refund

Nonrefundable 10% is used to cover class supplies, books, transportation, and teacher salary costs that were incurred during this period of program planning.

Withdraw during the period of two weeks before program start – opening day of camp 80% refund

Nonrefundable 20% is used to cover risk management fees, University Health Services fees, class supplies, books, transportation, and teacher salary costs that were incurred during this period of program planning

First day of Program and any time after 0% refund

Students dismissed for disciplinary reasons are not eligible for any refund. Students voluntarily leaving while the program is in session are not eligible for any refund.

Financial Aid/Scholarship

There are three main routes to receive financial aid for Summer Music Clinic:

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Apply for Financial Aid Through Summer Music Clinic

A limited amount of need-based financial aid funds are available.

If you are applying for Summer Music Clinic Junior Session or Senior Session and are eligible for free or reduced lunch in the state of Wisconsin, submit the DPI Financial Aid Form. You may qualify for a full scholarship. Please be sure to complete both sections of the form and have an authorized representative from your student’s school complete and sign Section II: Verification and Recommendation.

If you are applying for Summer Music Clinic Junior Session or Senior Session and are not eligible for free or reduced lunch in Wisconsin, submit the first page of your 1040 form of the most recent year’s tax return with Social Security numbers redacted. If extenuating circumstances (i.e. loans, loss of employment) are not reflected on tax return but are affecting your family’s finances, please also submit your financial need story.

Important Dates for Financial Aid

The deadline for all summer financial aid applications is April 10. SMC cannot allocate aid to students who have not registered for the program*. As such, the student’s registration must be completed by April 10, 2021, as well.

*Application materials can still be submitted after the financial aid deadline, but the student will not be eligible for the aid.

Notification of Aid

Families will be notified of decisions via email prior to the first tuition payment due date. SMC is committed to making an allocation of financial aid funds to allow the largest possible number of students to attend our programs. Families will be required to submit their intent to accept financial aid. Failure to do so by the deadline posted in your award letter may result in a loss of partial or full aid award.

Financial Aid Policies

Applications will be reviewed by SMC’s Financial Aid Committee. All requests will be considered and maintained in confidentiality. As part of the application process, please remember:

  • Wisconsin students are given preference for scholarship aid, but it is available to everyone.
  • Applicants should first check with school officials to see if local monies are available for program costs.
  • Applicants should inquire about local financial support through businesses, service organizations, etc.
  • All materials supporting your application must be received by SMC no later than the financial aid deadline.
  • Applicants will be notified of awards before the first payment deadline of April 30th.
  • Aid is determined by analyzing family income and extenuating economic circumstances according to the Income Eligibility Guidelines used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s School Lunch Program.
  • Available funds for financial aid vary from year to year and past aid awards may not be an indication of current available support.
  • Additional information may be requested from students and/or families prior to notification of aid.

Apply for Financial Aid Through Community Organizations

Some community service organizations such as local Kiwanis or Rotary chapters may offer scholarship opportunities for local students. Also, school music boosters or other support organizations within your school district may also have funding available. Be sure to check for local resources in your community.

Apply for aid through the Philharmonic Chorus of Madison

The Philharmonic Chorus of Madison is now accepting applications for scholarships to the UW Senior Summer Music Clinic. For nearly 40 years, the chorus has awarded scholarships to high school music students in the greater Madison area. Since 1991, the chorus has awarded over $60,000 in scholarships, benefiting more than 130 students. The chorus scholarship initiative is open to vocal music students completing grades nine through 12. Students interested in applying should contact their school music director. The application deadline is March 12. The awards of $850 each this year cover tuition, room and board, recreational activities and other expenses. For more information visit: philharmonicchorusofmadison.org.