We are working hard to make pursuing education and mentorship at CIM a possibility for all who are admitted. We have need- or merit-based scholarship assistance available to support students and families in their quest for an enriching learning and discovery experience. A fellowship, covering all costs of the Academy, is also available for Black and Latinx students. Learn more about tuition and financial assistance and connect with us to inquire about options. 


Your tuition includes one weekly 60-minute lesson and all classes, ensembles and performance opportunities with CIM's world-renowned faculty.

Foundations | $3,750/semester

Intermediate and Advanced | $4,500/semester

Enrollment deposit | $400 (included in semester fee)

Comprehensive Fee | $150

Accompanying Fee | $200

Financial Assistance

Musical Pathway Fellowship

The Musical Pathway Fellowship (MPF)—sponsored by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, The George Gund Foundation and KeyBank Foundation—is designed for Black and Latinx students entering grades 5-12. Fellows receive a full scholarship to attend the Academy.

In addition to the Academy curriculum, MPF students meet regularly with mentors and program leaders to set goals and provide feedback. To develop the musical talents of participating students, ongoing support through workshops, master classes and mentorship are offered.

By applying to the Academy, you are automatically eligible for the fellowship. Want to learn more? Discover the perks of being an MPF student.


Scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of both need and merit, with the primary emphasis being on demonstrated need. Need-based scholarships are based on your family's financial information while merit scholarships are based on the student's potential, including their application and audition.

After you submit your application, you will be provided financial aid information, including how to apply for scholarships, within the application portal.

Connect with us to learn more about scholarships and eligibility.


Families with two or more students enrolled in the Academy will receive a 10% discount on each student's total tuition. Connect with us to learn more!

Payment Plan

Families have the option to meet their financial responsibility through a 4-month interest-free payment plan. To participate, you must opt-in to the payment plan by clicking the "Pay Now" link upon receiving your email invoice, and checking the payment plan option. The first installment is due upon opting in. There is a non-refundable $30 set-up fee per student per semester for the plan, which is due with the second payment of each semester. Connect with the Business office at 216.791.5000, ext. 223 or businessoffice@cim.edu to learn more.