Other Fees and Deposits

Application Fee:

  • $25 (U.S. citizen)
  • $50 (international)

Enrollment Deposit: $250

A deposit is required of all students who have been accepted for admission. $150 is credited toward the student’s account upon registration for the academic term. For new students, the confirmation deposit also serves as the $100 damage deposit. Upon leaving Lyon, the damage deposit, minus any damage charges, will be applied to the student’s account or refunded upon request.

International Student Health Insurance: $1,140 per year

All international students attending Lyon are required to have active health care and accident insurance. Recognizing the various forms of foreign health care programs, the College has available a health care plan that is designed to meet these needs of international students. International students who have active coverage through other health care plans will have the opportunity to waive the College plan. International students not covered by such plans will be required to participate in the College plan to be billed at the rate of $570 per semester. The College plan is provided by an independent insurance agency. The price is subject to change.

Tuition/Room and Board Refund Insurance

  • $164.50 (Commuters)
  • $221.00 (Residential Students)

Lyon has available, through a private company, a tuition refund plan. This is an insurance policy designed to return to the student 70% of tuition, room, and board charge when a student must withdraw from a semester due to medical reasons. Cost of coverage is 1.05% of the student’s total tuition, room, and board costs. Specifics are included with each semester’s billing. Those who do not wish to participate in this program will have the opportunity to waive the coverage by the first week of class.

Registration Deposit: $100

A $100 pre-payment charge will be collected no later than April 1 each year from all returning students. This payment allows the student to register for classes and participate in room selection for the following fall. The payment will be applied to the student’s account. It is refundable until June 1 if the student will not be returning to the College.

Transcript Fees:

Online—Electronic: $3 (+ processing fee)

Online—Paper: $5

Registrar’s Office: $10

Credit by Examination: $100 /credit hour

Returned Check Charge: $30

Commencement Fee (Graduating seniors): $190

Audit Fee (per credit): $100

Practice Teaching Fee: $100 / semester

Individual Music Lessons*: $210 / credit hour
*Course fees listed on schedule with each specific course.


In addition, students should expect to budget at least $1,000 for books and supplies during the school year.