The Tepper Semester is invaluable if you are interested in theatre. I honestly believe that it cuts off a few years of trying to figure out acting life in New York. I graduated in December, and although I certainly don't know all the answers, I have met a lot of actors who are 24, 25 years old and after hearing about the program, they pick my brain about what I learned.”
Alison Bennett, 2005

Program Costs/Fees

Costs for the Tepper Semester include tuition, program fee, and living costs associated with housing and meals. Please call the Tepper Semester Office at 212-239-1113 for additional information. For financial aid information, visit our financial aid page.

Cost Breakdown

  Acting Musical Theater All Other
Tuition (Academic Year 2019-2020) $26,105 $26,105 $26,105
Program Fee 1 $3,075 $4,015 $2,383
Total $29,181 $30,120 $28,488
Estimated Meal Costs for Planning 2 $2,500
Three Bed/Two Bath (5 Students) 3 $7,690.00 (Shared) - $10,190.00 (Private)
Three Bed/One Bath (3 to 4 students) 3 $5,350.50 (Shared) - $7,800.00 (Private)
Two Bed/One Bath (2 to 3 students) 3 $6,247.00 (Shared) to $10,120.50 (Private)
Updated Two Bed/One Bath (2 or 3 students) 3 $6,637.00 (Shared) to $10,705.50 (Private)

Cost Notes

1 The program fee covers, theater tickets, as well as field trips, special events, and all other program services. The program fees for musical theater students cover private singing lessons and additional dance classes. The program fee for design/tech and stage management students will be calculated according to the student's course of study and individual semester plan.

2 Estimated meal costs reflect a typical average for attending students. Please note that students arrange for their own meals over the semester time period. For additional information, please call the Tepper office at 212-239-1113.

3 Students have the option to live in program-provided housing or to arrange alternative housing. Please note that students arrange for their own meals over the semester time period. For additional information, please call the Tepper office at 212-239-1113.