School of Music
School of Music
Payment of tuition is due at the time of registration for all students, except those requiring teacher placement. Students requiring placement should submit only the registration/application form. Registration and tuition payment for these students will be due upon placement with a teacher.
|Option I||Single (1) payment per semester|
|August 12, 2019||Annual registration fee and Fall semester tuition|
|January 6, 2020||Spring semester tuition|
|Option II||Two (2) equal tuition payments per semester|
|August 12, 2019||Annual registration fee and 1st Fall semester tuition payment|
|October 14, 2019||2nd Fall semester tuition payment|
|January 6, 2020||1st Spring semester tuition payment|
|March 2, 2020||2nd Spring semester tuition payment|
If you wish to discuss other payment options please contact:
Southern Miss Piano Institute Administrator
A $20.00 late fee will be assessed on accounts for which payments are received after the above due dates. Late payments may also result in suspended lessons and forfeiture of a place in an instructor’s studio.
Tuition will be prorated for new students entering the Southern Miss Piano Institute program after a semester has begun. The annual registration fee of $30.00, required of all students, is applicable at the point at which a student registers in the program.
Tuition payment may be made through personal check, money order, or cash. All checks should be made payable to USM SCHOOL OF MUSIC.
A $35.00 charge will be assessed for any check returned by the bank.
All requests for withdrawal must be made in writing to the SMPI Administrator. Although the $30.00 registration fee is nonrefundable, a portion of tuition may be refunded to students who withdraw from the SMPI program. Any claim for such refund will be based on the date of which the student officially withdraws.
|Tuition Refund Policy||Refund Percent|
|Prior to the first lesson/class||100%|
|Prior to the second lesson/class||80%|
|Prior to the third lesson/class||60%|
|After the third week of semester||None|
Note: Persons using the payment option #2 are not eligible for tuition refunds after the first lesson or class.