Costs & Financial Aid

2016 Tuition (including room and board): $3460

For summer 2016, Credo will offer an exciting opportunity for two college-age quartets to study and perform in Oberlin and Chicago.  Details on this Fellowship program, which will encompass the dates June 26- Aug 1 will be announced approximately November 10.

Share the Gift

Alumni and newly admitted Credo students have the opportunity to share time and talent with their local communities while generating support to help defray their costs of attending Credo. Credo’s students are encouraged to organize musical performance or acts of service within their communities. Credo will offer students a discount on tuition based on their participation in this program.

Financial Aid

Credo will make every effort to provide the appropriate assistance to make it possible for all students to attend Credo. Grants will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and musical talent. In a typical year, Credo awards around $70,000 of need-based aid. If you are interested in being considered for financial aid, please complete the financial aid form on the online application (available the beginning of November).

Scholarships for piano and string students

Credo is able to offer an extremely limited number of full-tuition scholarships for talented piano and string students.

To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must complete the financial aid section of the online application.

Scholarships for counselor positions for college students

A limited number of upper-division college students are chosen as counselors each year. Counselors will receive full-tuition scholarships for the Credo program: these students will pay only $1500 for room/board. Special consideration will be made for Oberlin Conservatory students or returning Credo alumni, who may receive additional partial- or full-room and board scholarships. Selection for counselor positions will be by rolling admission, so apply as soon as possible.

To apply to be a counselor:

  1. Complete web-based application
  2. Send an email to indicating your interest in a counselor position.
  3. Members of the Credo staff will contact you for an interview.

Strong preference will be given to counselor applications received by February 15th.