Additional Fees

Occasionally you may be required to pay additional student fees to cover expenses such as private music lessons or health insurance. The fees include:

Applied Music Fee

The hour-per-week applied instruction for majors in our Department of Music is covered in the usual fee, but there are separate charges for additional instruction or for private lessons for those who are not music majors.

Fees per semester for individual instruction in voice, piano, organ, guitar, or orchestral instruments are:

  • One-hour lesson per week for $770
  • One half-hour lesson per week for $412

The fee per semester for group instruction in voice, piano, and guitar is:

  • Two hours per week for $260

The charge for use of the practice facilities is $40. It is billed in the fall and covers both the fall and spring semesters.

Lesson and class fees will not be refunded if you drop after the second week of instruction.

Student Accident and Sickness Insurance

You are automatically enrolled in our student health insurance plan. A premium of $1,300 for coverage from August 9, 2013, to August 8, 2014, is charged to your account. If you are studying abroad, you are not charged for health insurance.

If you are covered by comparable insurance, you may be exempted from our program by submitting an online waiver verifying adequate coverage. The waiver must be completed and submitted no later than August 9, 2013, since we must pay for the premiums in August. If you have been charged for insurance and have provided the waiver information, please deduct the insurance premium from your total amount due.

As part of the Affordable Healthcare Act, the Department of Health and Human Services mandated significant changes to student healthcare plans, resulting in the increased premium. The most significant improvement increases the plan maximum from $100,000 to $500,000 for the 2013-14 plan year.

Enrollment Deposit

You are required to make a $500 deposit prior to enrollment. This deposit is maintained in your account while you are enrolled, and is refunded-minus any fees and fines-following graduation. You must maintain the $500 enrollment deposit in order to be granted on-leave status.

Study Abroad Administrative Fee

If you are studying abroad on a non-Davidson program for a semester or year, you will be charged a non-refundable $350 administrative fee. This amount is billed to your account when the leave request form is submitted to the Registrar and Business Services.