UNI Suzuki


2014-2015--Please read all information (scroll down below fee chart for details.)


Due as indicated:



*General Activity Fee

Payable with Intent to Register Fee for current students or with registration fee in the fall for new students.  $20 per student or $25 for families with more than one student.


Registration Fee

    Reduced for mid-year 

Payable at registration in August or mailed in with registration form


 January registration fee






Installment Option, # of payments







Payment is due by the 15th of each month except the last of 10 payments

  • Sept.
  • Oct.
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun 1
  • Sept.
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr


  • Sept.
  • Nov.
  • Jan.
  • Mar.


  • Sept.
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  • Sept.



^due 8/1


August Young Beginner's Class






January Young Beginner's Class 












30 min. REGULAR lesson






  30 min. ADVANCED lesson






    30 min. MASTER TEACHER lesson






      30 min. adult lesson without group






45 min. REGULAR lesson






  45 min. ADVANCED lesson






    45 min. MASTER TEACHER lesson






      45 min. adult lesson without group






60 min. REGULAR lesson






  60 min. ADVANCED lesson






    60 min. MASTER TEACHER lesson












Chamber Ensemble






Early withdrawal fee












These fees have a different pay schedule







** Junior Orchestra/ Youth Orchestra






Instrument rent (per month)

May be added to any fee payment






Payment Due with tag order:






***UNI Parking (Sept. - Aug.)






***UNI Parking (Jan. - Aug.)






***UNI Parking (June, July & August)






Indicates Separate Check

    *Payable to UNI Suzuki Association

    **Payable to UNI Suzuki + NIJO or NIYO

    ***Payable to UNI

All other Payable to UNI Suzuki

Installment payments have been rounded to the nearest dollar to make payments consistent.  Actual balance due will be adjusted on individual statements to reflect the difference between one payment option and multiple payment options so the final payment will be different (+ or - $1 to $5) than installment payment noted above. For example:  30 minute lesson-- 10 payments x $102=$1020.  Actual price is $1023 so the final payment would be $105.



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Fees are due as indicated.  Payments can be given to the Suzuki Coordinator, Cathy Craig or mailed to: UNI Suzuki School, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0246.


Instructional Fees Policies

Fees are announced on the annual fee schedule included on the school website.  The fees will vary according to the type of lessons you have selected.  See schedule of fee payments for details. 

Fees must be paid in advance.  At least the registration fee is due before or at fall registration.  If there is a need to make alternative arrangements for payment differently than the schedule specifies, please contact the Suzuki Coordinator.  No bills will be sent but a statement of account is distributed mid-year.  A general reminder that payment is due will be posted in email notices.  

Payments can be mailed to: UNI Suzuki School, School of Music, Cedar Falls, IA, 50614-0246.   They may also be paid at registration, left in the Suzuki mailbox in the UNI School of Music Office (115) of Russell Hall or given directly to the Suzuki Coordinator.  Please do not give payments to your teacher. 

Regular fees entitle a student to participate in all UNI Suzuki School events which include weekly lesson, group lesson if indicated, play-ins, two recitals with performance classes and performances including the annual spring concert.  

The fee is paid regardless of how many lessons a student attends.  There will be no refunds for missed lessons.  (See #3 of policy statement.) 

Enrollment must be made for the full academic year.  If discontinuance is unavoidable, arrangements must be made in advance with the Director and an early withdrawal fee assessed.

Limited financial aid is available.  A request form is available from the Suzuki Coordinator and must be sent to the school by July 15.  Requests must be filed annually. 


General Activity Fee:


Per family, due each spring with intent to register form or for new student due as soon as student is enrolled, for two or more students is $25, one student is $20.  Paid with a separate check payable to "UNI Suzuki Association."   The fee helps the UNI Suzuki School Association support the school's activities such as accompanist fees for recitals and teacher training scholarships.

Registration Fee:

Per student is due at registration or with registration form for mid-year registrations and payable to "UNI Suzuki."  This can be combined with fee or instrument payments. This fee helps pay for the administrative costs of the Suzuki School and the university. This fee is prorated for spring semester enrollment.

Instructional Fee:

Prices listed are for September through May lessons and includes

  • Enrollment for 33 weeks of Suzuki activity
  • 31 individual lessons
  • 31 group activities (group class, rehearsal or special event)
  • 2 performance classes
  • 2 solo recital performances
  • 1 ensemble performance (spring concert)
  • special events (Fall Social, Holiday Play-In, Faculty Recital, Honor's Recital)

Full Suzuki package covers all of the above and any performance accompanist's fees for recitals, concerts or outreach performances.  Enrollment also allows students to attend UNI Suzuki School sponsored workshops or master classes at a reduced cost.  Fees do not include extra rehearsals with accompanist for activities outside the UNI Suzuki School.

 A Modified Suzuki package covers all of the above without performance opportunities or group lessons.  This package is only available by teacher & director consent and reduces the full price listed above by $66. Additional fees will be charged if student wishes to particpate in activities not covered by this modified package.

Young Beginners Class fee covers only the initial 3 weeks of classes.  The Young Beginner enrolling for the school year would pay the 30 minute lesson fee, general activity fee and registration following the three week session.

Fees will be prorated for late starts. 

*indicates fee must be paid by separate check

  • *Activity Fee or Intent To Register Fee payable to UNI Suzuki Association
  • ***Parkiing Fee payable to UNI
  • **Orchestra Fee payable to UNI Suzuki (put NIJO or NIYO in memo)
  • All other fees (instructional, instrument rent, chamber sessions, registration fee & surcharge fees) can be paid together payable to "UNI Suzuki"

Fee Definitions

  • Master Teacher:  Fees for students studying with Julia Bullard or Therese Fetter
  • Advanced Student: Students in book 5 and above
  • Beginning Class: Students in their first year and enrolled in the Young Beginners Class package

FEES LISTED HERE DO NOT INCLUDE SUMMER SESSION.  Fees are charged separately for the summer session to allow more flexibility for scheduling.

NOTE: When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.  When we use information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer, funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the same day the payment is received and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution.