Tuition & Housing Costs

Cost Comparison

Here’s a quick side-by-side comparison of our tuition alongside comparable colleges & universities across the country. (Note: estimated values for the 2017-2018 academic year)

California State University

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The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts (2018-2019)

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Michigan State University

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American Academy of Dramatic Arts

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American Musical & Dramatic Academy

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The Juilliard School

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2018-2019 Academic Year

Tuition & Fees

For all enrollment options:
Tuition – $310 per unit

NOTE: YA-NCMC students have additional tuition and fees owed to North Central Michigan College for partnered courses. Partnered courses receive discount toward YACPA tuition.

Fees applied to all students:
Non-refundable deposit: $150 per prospective student, submitted with your Enrollment Decision
Student Success Fee – $30 per unit
Library Fee – $12 per unit
Enrollment Fee – $28 per unit
Building & Technology Fee – $30 per unit
Costume Fee – $15

Fees for specific courses:
Semi-Private Voice – $5
Private Voice – $5
Life Skills – $5
Vocal Techniques I/II – $10
Piano – $10

Housing Costs

These costs apply only to those students planning to utilize YA student housing.

Security Deposit: $750 per student (a portion of this may be returned or credited at the end of the school year depending on the condition of the apartment)

Background Check Fee: $45 per student

Housing Fees: 
Option 1: $5,960 per student (includes 8.5 months) (5-person apt | 3-person room)
Option 2: $6,460 per student (includes 8.5 months) (5-person apt | 2-person room)
Option 3: $7,530 per student (includes 8.5 months) (4-person apt | 2 per room)
Rates depend on the number of students in each room/apartment. Students will have the opportunity to request specific housing options prior to arrival.

Utilities (Internet, Gas, Water, Trash & Electricity): Included in rates above. Students may be charged additional fees if average monthly utility cost per student exceeds $80.

Tuition and housing costs listed above do not include costs for textbooks, food, furnishings, personal costumes, and personal care items. Please include a budget for these items when calculating your overall costs for the YA program.