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GROOVE U Value


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Tuition savings at GROOVE U vs. a 4-year music industry program? $100,000+

Getting started on your career faster and better-prepared? Priceless.

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What They'll Try To Sell You


What They'll Try To Sell You

What They'll Try To Sell You


What They'll Try To Sell You

An education on the true cost of higher education

The money put into higher education is one of the most significant investments you will make in your lifetime. The challenge is many colleges and universities do their best to disguise their true cost. They have to be upfront about the cost of "tuition", but much less so with other costs — adding them to the bottom line as “student activity fees," “lab fees,” and "course fees."

Additionally, colleges oftentimes exclude other expenses involved in a music industry education such as: cutting-edge computer hardware and software, web hosting, textbooks, course packets, supplies, attendance at industry conferences & seminars, and internships.

To add insult to injury, colleges and universities oftentimes require their underclassman use costly on-campus room & board... costs which aren't always transparent. So let's try and make it clearer.

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What They'll Never Tell You


What They'll Never Tell You

What They'll Never Tell You


What They'll Never Tell You

Because talk is cheap and time is expensive. Spend less. Learn more. Earn more.

The facts

  1. A typical academic year averages around 30 weeks — 15 weeks in the fall semester and 15 weeks in the spring semester.

  2. Research indicates that the average total cost of attending a music industry program is right around $1,200 per academic week, including: tuition, fees, textbooks, and room & board.
     
  3. Few colleges account for the additional costs associated with being enrolled in a music industry program: contemprary computer hardware and software, conference & seminar attendance, and internships are all necessities for students studying the music industry. Additionally, rarely do tuition costs correlate directly to the quality of the actual learning environment, such as professional lab spaces, experienced music industry faculty, and up-to-date classrooms. 

The bottom line

  • You can expect total college costs to average around $36,000 annually if you are enrolled full-time in a music industry program. This figure is reinforced by a 2010 report by ABC News, which found that the average cost of a four-year degree was $140,000… and according to MSNBC in many cases it is climbing by double digits annually.

  • If you enroll full-time at a four year college in a music industry program, you can expect that when you finally graduate your total costs may well exceed $140,000. That's because USA Today reported in 2009 that four-year colleges only graduate about half of their students within four years.
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What GROOVE U Will Provide You


What We Will Provide You

What GROOVE U Will Provide You


What We Will Provide You

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Included @GROOVE U

Apple Laptop with AppleCare
Recording Interface
Controller Keyboard
External Hard Drive
Studio Headphones
Professional Microphone
Audio, Video, and Productivity Software
Web Hosting

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Included elsewhere

Maybe.

 

Full Disclosure

GROOVE U does not provide campus housing or room & board for our students, although we do offer assistance in locating student housing.

The benefits of our location in Central Ohio allows our students to budget approximately $10,000 annually for room & board. For a partial list of housing resources, please consult the GROOVE U Quick Start Guide.

Comparison based on an actual costs publicly provided by a 4-year private, liberal arts college located in central Ohio, which offers its students a music industry degree; actual rate assumes student is enrolled full-time in a course load comparable to a full-time GROOVE U student.

Costs are for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Benefits included (tech package, conferences, etc.) are subject to alteration based on market conditions and input from GROOVE U advisory panels.

Ownership of the student eXcellerated Learning Resources tech package (XLR)  is owned by maintained by GROOVE U until a student graduates. Students are leased the XLR for $1/year and upon graduation full ownership is transferred to the student.

Attendance at South-by-Southwest is contingent upon academic success.

For a complete explanation of all these policies and more, please consult GROOVE U's Course Catalog.

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Funding Your Education at GROOVE U


Funding Your Education

Funding Your Education at GROOVE U


Funding Your Education

Read Me First

At present, we are not Federal Financial Student Aid (Title IV) eligible, and thus students do not need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal FAFSA.

Additionally, most private student loans are tied to Title IV eligibility and therefore our students can not take advantage of most private student loans. 

Each individual's financial situation is different, and only you know your financial capabilities. We do not encourage you to overextend yourself financially in order to fund your education.

For full details concerning the policies associated with Funding Your Education, consult the Enrollment Agreement and/or the Course Catalog.


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Common Options

— Monthly installment plan

— Bank savings accounts

— CollegeAdvantage Ohio 529 Savings Program

— Private bank loans

— Equity loans and lines of credit

— Deferred payment credit cards

— Third-party scholarships and grants

— GROOVE U grants

— OhioMeansJobs Workforce Development Revolving Loan Program


Loans

Grants

OhioMeansJobs Workforce Development
Revolving Loan Program

The purpose of the OhioMeansJobs Workforce Development Revolving Loan Program ("Loan Program") is to promote and encourage Ohio’s workforce development and job growth through educational training and retraining in programs related to employment opportunities in growing fields. 

GROOVE U has been qualified as an eligible institution for Loan Program funds, and our education program has been approved by the Chancellor. Thus, eligible students may apply for up to $10,000 in Loan Program funds, which if approved are then awarded to GROOVE U and disbursed in the form of loans to our students.

These funds are currently limited to $100,000 (I.e., a maximum of 10 students could receive up to $10,000). In order to be considered for the Loan Program, a student must first be enrolled at GROOVE U for a minimum of three terms, and be in good academic standing. Students wishing to take advantage of the Loan Program should state their interest, in writing, to GROOVE U. Once GROOVE U receives notification of interest, we will begin the loan application and processing with the student. Program Loans are serviced on a first-come/first serve basis among eligible students and are available for disbursement only during a student's final term at GROOVE U.

Emerging Talent Grant

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The Emerging Talent Grant is available to any incoming student who successfully competes as a Top 10 finalist in Instaband High School Battle of the Bands and/or any incoming student who competes in and places first or second in the SkillsUSA audio competition. The award amount is currently $1,000 — renewable annually

 

Continuing Student Success Grant

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The Continuing Student Success Grant is available to any GROOVE U returning student who maintains a 3.0 or cumulative GPA. This grant applies only to a term(s) in which there is a year-to-year tuition increase. The award amount is currently $1,000.