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Payment Policies

Learn about family discounts, registration fees, and payments.

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Once registered, tuition may be paid by credit card (online or over the phone) or check.

Payments may be made in full or in monthly installments for an additional $20 fee (per family, per semester; $20 spring payment plan fee can be waived if already paid $20 fee in fall AND checked 'YES' to be automatically registered for full spring semester). Monthly invoices will be sent by e-mail.

Checks can be placed in the drop box located outside the Academy office or mailed to:

Accounts Receivable
University of Northwestern
3003 Snelling Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55113-1598

Late Payments

Late payments will be accessed an interest charge. In the event that it is necessary to place an account with a commercial collection agency, the student/parent will be responsible for all collection costs, along with attorney fees and court costs incurred by the college.

Families with an overdue balance may not register for additional activities until the overdue balance has been paid.

Registration Fee

There is a nonrefundable $20 registration fee per family per semester. The spring registration fee can be waived if checking 'YES' to be automatically registered for a full spring semester during the full fall semester registration transaction. See details on our Private Lesson Tuition page.

Late Registration Fee

There will be a $20 late registration fee applied if a student begins lessons before registering. 


Refunds will be given on a prorated basis if a student withdraws from lessons prior to the sixth week of the semester. No refunds will be given if notice of withdrawal or cancellation is given after the sixth week of the semester. If the need to pivot to virtual lessons arises, no refunds are available after the sixth lesson. Outstanding balances must be paid in full upon cancellation.

Family Discount

Families registering three or more students or registering for lessons on three or more instruments/ensembles during the same transaction will receive a 10 percent discount off the family's total tuition per semester. The discount does not apply towards the registration fee or the monthly installment plan fee.

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