Apply Today!
Skidmore Jazz Institute

Mackrel Combo
Dennis Mackrel Combo Rehearsal

Tuition, Fees, College Credit and Scholarships

A non-refundable application fee of $60 is required to apply.

Tuition for the 2018 two-week program is $2,000 and room and board on campus is an additional $826. Students from the local area are welcome to commute.


Scholarship Assistance - deadline for Applications March 15, 2018

The Jazz Institute has a small number of partial scholarships—available in the form of tuition remission—for promising students who might not otherwise be able to attend. To apply for a partial scholarship, please fax (518-580-5548) or e-mail ( the following information:

PLEASE NOTE: This information MUST be submitted by the March 15th application deadline in order for your request to be considered. 

All scholarship applications will be considered on an individual basis. Requests for financial aid will not affect admission decisions. For questions, please contact Maria McColl, Office of the Dean of Special Programs, Skidmore College, at 518-580-5595 or

The Jazz Institute would like to thank the New York State Council on the Arts, the Howard Bayne Fund, the Arthur Zimtbaum Foundation and members of the Skidmore College and surrounding communities for their generous support of the Institute's Scholarship Fund.


Refund Policy

Application fees will not be refunded.

Because faculty and staff salary commitments must be made in advance and the costs of plant operations are fixed, the College must follow a very limited refund policy. Details of this policy as it relates to tuition, room, and board follow. Appeals for refunds due to extenuating circumstances may be made in writing to the Program Director or the Dean of Special Programs.

If Skidmore College cancels a program, all fees will be refunded.


College Credit

High-school graduates, matriculated college students, and adults can register for one semester hour of college credit through Skidmore at no extra charge. The course designation is MP198 (Class Study of Instrumental Performance). The program may be taken for a letter grade or pass/fail. Applicants who choose this option should register for the undergraduate credit option on the application. For more information, please consult the Skidmore College Catalog. Students will be expected to comply with the College’s academic and refund policies.