Overload Policy

Effective for all students who matriculated in Fall 2012 or thereafter.

2017-18 Overload Policy (PDF)

Financial Policy

The overload fee for 2017-18 is $1,273 per unit.

Students who are degree seeking are not charged for music ensembles (MUEN) or theatre productions (THAR 355 & 357) and receive a one-time waiver of the overload fee for 23-24 units in a single term (the per-unit fee is charged for 25 or more units). Students are charged for 23 or more units in subsequent terms.

Students who are non-degree seeking are charged for all courses, including music ensembles and theatre productions, and are not eligible for the one-time waiver.

Students who have been officially accepted into the double degree program receive a Double Degree Scholarship equal to seven units in an academic year. This scholarship can be used to offset overload fees up to seven units; standard fees apply for additional units. Unused scholarship funds do not carry over to the next academic year. A student must remain in the double degree program per the Conservatory Committee on Administration to be eligible, and eligibility is reviewed at the end of each academic year along with all other Conservatory aid.

Tuition is charged for courses in which the student is officially registered, regardless of attendance or final grade. Overload fees will be charged based on a student’s official registration for the term (attempted units). Failure to successfully complete and earn credit for all registered courses will not cancel or modify any overload fees that have been assessed.

Double Degree Scholarship

Each student who has officially been accepted into the double degree program is eligible to receive a Double Degree Scholarship up to seven units in an academic year. The scholarship can be used to offset the overload fees for up to seven units an academic year.

Any overload credits beyond seven units will be charged at standard overload rates, with no opportunity for scholarships. Any unused scholarship credits do not roll over to the next academic year.

At the end of each academic year, eligibility for the Double Degree Scholarship will be reviewed along with all other financial aid. As long as the student remains in the double degree program per the Conservatory Committee on Administration, they will be eligible for the scholarship. If a student is no longer in the double degree program, eligibility for the scholarship will be revoked.

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