Tuition and Financial Aid

At Interlochen, we don't just teach the arts. We provide opportunities to broaden your worldview and develop friendships that transcend national boarders and cultural barriers. For that reason, we believe that each and every talented student who is offered admission should be able to attend.

By the Numbers

  • 70% of students who apply for assistance receive financial aid
  • 34% of Arts Camp students receive financial aid
  • $3.4 million in scholarships was awarded in 2019

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Tuition for Camp 2021

Your tuition is based on the number of weeks you attend Camp. For example, if you choose two three-week programs, you will pay the six-week price.

Tuition for Camp 2022
Session Length Boarding Tuition
1 week (Intensive) $1,675
2 week session $4,100
3 week session $6,375
4 week session $7,250
6 week session $9,950

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Need-Based Financial Aid

All students in programs that are 2 or more weeks long are welcome to apply for need-based financial aid. To apply, complete the following steps in your application in the Education Community:

  1. Indicate your interest in applying for financial aid in the "Financial Aid" section of the Camp Application for Admission.
  2. Upload a copy of your most recent Federal Income Tax Return Form 1040 prior to submitting your application. If you are an international applicant, please submit an official Verification of Salary, in English, for each of your parents.

The Financial Aid Committee will then review your family's income documentation to determine your eligibility for need-based aid. Any financial aid award will be included on your child's enrollment agreement after acceptance.

Applying for aid will not affect your admission decision. However, it is important to submit your financial aid application with your application for admission. If you request aid after applying, you may experience significant delays which could affect your eligibility for financial aid. If you plan to request financial aid, we recommend obtaining a PDF copy of your tax documents before you begin your application. 

Merit Scholarships

Interlochen provides merit scholarships for a limited number of its most qualified candidates. All applicants to programs that are two weeks or longer AND require a portfolio or audition will automatically be considered for a merit-based award, unless otherwise indicated by the family; no financial documentation is required. Please note that we do not offer merit scholarships for one-week Intensive programs.

A limited number of full-tuition scholarships are available for high school string, woodwind, brass, harp, and percussion musicians through the Interlochen Orchestral Scholars and Fennell Scholars Programs. To be considered for one of these programs, please ensure that your application is completed by January 15.

The Orchestral and Fennell Scholars programs are highly competitive. If you require financial aid to attend Interlochen, we strongly recommend that you submit tax documentation so that you can be considered for need-based aid if you are not selected to receive a scholarship.

Returning Student Discount

Returning students are eligible for a tuition discount of $100 per week. Please accept your reenrollment offer or submit your Quick-App by Nov. 15 to ensure your returning student discount. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the Camp Financial Aid Committee. We hope to see you next summer!