Aspen Music Festival And School

Costs, Payment, and Refund Policy

**The information contained on this page does not apply to the Seraphic Fire Professional Choral Institute (SFPCI). Please click here for details specific to SFPCI.

  Full Session Half Session (I or II)
Tuition $4,950 $3,300
Room & Board  $5,000 $3,400
Security Deposit $100 $100
Health Service $195 $120
Facility Fee $100 $60


Fee Descriptions

Security Deposit:  The $100 security deposit is required of all students and is refundable subject to completion of the checkout procedure and completion of the Student Exit Survey. After all applicable fees have been paid for damages or unreturned items, any remaining balance of security deposit will be refunded by check at the address provided in the Security Deposit Return Form, and mailed by September 30, following the season of attendance.

Health Service Fee:  The health service fee is required of all students and provides access to free doctor visits at Aspen Primary Care, unlimited free counseling, and limited physical therapy. All permanent and seasonal residents may take advantage of the services offered by Community Health Services. (Some services are free and personal insurance is accepted for those that are not.)

Facility Fee:  The Facility Fee is required of all students and provides access to AMFS facilities and amenities.


Payment and Refund Policy

Tuition and housing deposits are due at the time of enrollment and are non-refundable should a student decide not to attend after enrolling. Deposits will be applied toward the total cost of attendance. Students who are placed in on-campus housing and subsequently withdraw or cancel their housing reservation will forfeit their deposits. Fellowship students who request on-campus housing and then subsequently withdraw that request will forfeit $1,000 from the fellowship stipend. In addition, once a student has registered, all fees (including tuition and room and board) are non-refundable except in the case of medical emergencies as approved by the Dean. Any overpayment will be refunded approximately one week after registration. Refund checks can be collected at the Student Mail Room. 

Students are required to pay their balance due by May 15. Online payments can be made through the Status Page of the student’s AMFS account. Checks should be mailed to 225 Music School Road, Aspen, CO 81611 and made payable to the Aspen Music Festival and School. Include student name and reference number in the notes. There will be a $25 insufficient funds charge for returned checks. A single payment of the full balance is encouraged; however, an installment plan is available to help students/parents meet their financial obligations. The Installment Plan Request form is available on the student’s Status Page. 

In the case of season cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all deposits, and tuition/balance payments will be refunded.  

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO