Tuition and Financial Aid

Interlochen Arts Academy is committed to creating a community that values accessibility and transcends barriers. For that reason, we believe that each and every talented student who is offered admission should be able to attend.

Tuition 2024-2025


We are very proud of our robust scholarship and financial assistance programs. Both merit-based and need-based assistance are available to domestic and international students. Merit scholarship awards range from $2,500-$15,000 in any given year.

In 2023-24, we awarded nearly $17 million in total financial aid to Academy students, with 81% of our students receiving financial assistance.

In order to be considered for any merit- or need-based financial assistance, all families must submit a Clarity financial aid application. Detailed instructions can be found in our Scholarships & Financial Assistance page. 

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We offer a variety of payment options so you can decide what plans best suit your family's needs. 

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Fees & Additional Expenses

  • $5,000 fee applies to all first-year 12th grade and first-year postgraduate students 
  • $770 general fee applies to students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • $7,200 English as a Language fee, if required
  • $1,160 (estimate)
  • Required of all international students
  • Domestic students must present alternative coverage

We require all students to bring their own Apple laptop to school. Students may bring a laptop they already own (provided it is less than three years old) or purchase a new one. Please review our Information Technology FAQ for technical specifications and answers to other common questions.


  • Varies significantly by course load and major
    • Arts major expenses $200-700
    • Books ~$600
  • Travel
  • College Testing
  • Personal Account (spending money)
  • Interlochen provides transportation to and from the Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport for a small fee - $12 per ride.