Tuition is $3,600 per trimester and can be paid in monthly installments. A one-time registration fee of $100.00 is required upon acceptance to the school. In addition, a $100.00 tuition deposit is required prior to each trimester and is credited to the next trimester's tuition. A $40.00 application fee must accompany each application submitted ($90.00 for foreign students residing outside the U.S.)
Student Instrument Sales Policy
All instruments made by a student (except the final graduation test instrument) are the sole property of the Chicago School of Violin Making. Wood for five of six minimum required instruments will be furnished by the school at no additional cost to the student. The student provides his/her own wood and set-up materials for the sixth instrument (graduation test instrument). These can be purchased from the school or other supplier. This instrument is the student's property regardless of test period results.
Upon graduation, the student receives his/her first violin at no cost. The student may elect to purchase from the school any other instrument he/she completes. All instruments of students who do not complete the program remain the property of the school.
The Chicago School of Violin Making does not require that students purchase tools, however the school strongly recommends the purchase of a pre-selected tool "kit". The cost of the kit is $440. For more information about the tool kit, contact the school.
Concerns or complaints should be brought to the attention of faculty or staff either in person or in writing. If an issue is not resolved to the student’s satisfaction, the student may contact the Illinois Board of Higher Education, Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools, 1 North Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333 Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, http://complaints.ibhe.org