Program Costs & Scholarships

Learn more about fees associated with our program and opportunities for scholarships. 

Program Costs

  • Instructional Fee: $1,200
  • This fee covers all core educational activities of the Festival, including tickets to Blossom Music Center and Porthouse Theatre. 
  • Housing Fee: $1,500
  • Parking: $25 (if bringing vehicle; due upon arrival to the Festival)

Additional and Optional Costs

  • Meals: $600 (est.)
  • Meals are not included in program costs and purchasable on or off-campus (this is not a fee due to KBMF)
  • Recreational Activities: Variable
  • Participation in recreational activities is at your discretion. 
  • Learn more about activities offered by the Kent State University Recreation and Wellness Center.


  • A limited number of service-based scholarships are available, based on need. 
  • To request a scholarship:

Fill out our brief application

  • If you are in need of financial assistance, please let your recommender know to include a brief statement supporting your request for financial aid in your recommendation letter by March 5th, 2023 before 11:59pm EST.
  • Your Scholarship may come in the form of covering housing costs by staying with a host family.

Program Fees & Scholarships