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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. 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.

Program Policies

New students may begin lessons any time during a given semester. Due to student demand, teacher request is on a first-come, first-served basis. New students need to register through the Academy of Music Office by calling 651-631-5108 or emailing

Lessons generally occur on the University of Northwestern campus. On a space-needed basis, instruction may also take place at the Academy's satellite locations:

  • Roseville Covenant Church - no fall 2020 lessons
  • Hope Christian Church
  • Salem Covenant Church - no fall 2020 lessons

Lesson location should be confirmed with the student's private instructor. Get directions by going to the locations tab of Private Lessons.

Fall tuition includes 13 lessons during a 15-week term. Spring tuition includes 15 lessons during a 17-week term. Additional lessons may be added at the end of each term as arranged by the instructor and student at a prorated fee.

Summer registration is flexible; all summer tuition will be charged on a prorated basis. In other words, families choose the number of lessons that will fit their schedules.

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