Tuition can be found on individual program pages. Please visit program pages for information program-specific tuition rates.

Resident tuition includes dormitory housing, meals, and instruction.

Commuter tuition covers instruction and lunches for the week.

Additional charges apply for group photos and certain optional evening activities such as Jazz at the Iron Post and ice skating.

Payment in full must be postmarked by May 16 or a $60 late fee will be added to the cost of participation. The late fee will be waived for applications submitted after May 16th if full payment is submitted at the time of application.

Refund Policy

Refunds will be given in the following instances:

  1. The full tuition deposit ($100) refund will be sent to applicants of a closed program or section.
  2. A partial tuition refund ($25) and any early payment will be refunded to participants who cancel registration prior to May 15 or do not meet minimum camp requirements
  3. Cancellations received for participants after May 15 and before 3 weeks prior to the first day of his/her ISYM program will receive a refund of all payments except the $100 deposit.
  4. No refund will be given to participants under the following circumstances: those who cancel during the 3 weeks prior to the first day of camp, those who depart from camp early, or arrive to camp late.

Due to costs being set based on enrollment we are unable to offer any other refund options.
On behalf of the University of Illinois, the School of Music and the ISYM staff, we look forward to seeing you this summer!


Multiple Camp Discount

ISYM will offer a discount for students enrolling in multiple programs. For the second program, we will deduct $100 from the total for resident and $50 total for commuter enrollments. If a student registers for one week as a resident and one week as a commuter, then the discount will be $75. Participants who register for three or more weeks will receive a maximum multi-camp discount of $100 (resident), $50 (commuter), or $75 (resident/commuter combo).

ISYM announces the establishment of the Illinois Summer Youth Music Scholarship and Support Fund. You can support our efforts to reach further and bring more students to campus to experience ISYM and the University of Illinois by contributing to this fund.

To give, please visit the School of Music Giving Page.