Recording Connection Audio Institute
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Tuition

Tuition

Other audio schools bury their tuition information deep in their web pages, and cloud the actual cost by breaking it down into lots of fees.  We have nothing to hide.  Here’s what you’re looking for:

OUR ALL-INCLUSIVE TUITION IS JUST $12,772 CAD ($9800 USD) IF PAID IN FULL, OR 14,075 IF YOU CHOOSE TO FINANCE.

THAT INCLUDES EVERYTHING—BOOKS, LESSONS, FREE TUTORING, PRO-TOOLS, EVERYTHING. 

Student debt has become a major issue in our time. It is not unusual for a student to graduate with $100,000 worth of debt before the first paycheck is even in the bank. This can be a career-killer, especially when it comes to careers in art, music, recording, etc. We work to keep our tuition rates manageable so you don’t get crushed by debt before your career gets off the ground—and we prove every day that it is possible to get a quality education in the recording arts without a huge burden of debt.

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1When You Stay Out of Debt,
 You Keep Your Dreams Alive.

There is no quicker way to kill the dream of making it as a music producer, audio engineer, recording artist, DJ or sound technician than to launch your career burdened with a mountain of debt. Why? Because your debt rules your decisions. When you’re in debt, you can’t follow your heart fully—you have to follow the money in order to pay the debt. This is one huge reason why so many audio school graduates never make it in the business. They get caught in the spiral of debt, forced to take non-industry jobs in order to pay it.
You can forge a great living for yourself in the music industry, but you need the freedom to figure it out without debt weighing you down. It costs much less money to apprentice in a recording studio than it does to sit in a vocational school classroom—and the training is much more effective. Why would you do it any other way?

2Our Tuition is All-Inclusive: Books, Materials, Tutoring and Pro Tools™. All Included. No hidden fees or costs.

One reason why it’s difficult sometimes to find tuition information on a school’s website is that their costs are simply too high. If the first thing a student sees is the tuition, they’re likely not to enroll. So they bury it deep in the website (or simply ask you to call to get that information so they can talk you into the high price). And when you find the information, it’s broken down into fees so it’s more difficult to figure out what it will actually cost.

What many of these schools WILL do is underscore how easy it is to borrow money from the government to go to their school—and that’s just not wisdom, especially when you consider that many times, the diploma they offer will do nothing to get you a job afterward.

Don’t waste your money. And don’t go into debt when there’s no reason to do so.

The Canada Recording Connection takes a different, simpler approach. We think you want to know the bottom line, and we think the lower we can get that number, the better off you’ll be. So we give you ONE TUITION RATE FOR THE ENTIRE COURSE ($12,772 CAD), AND ALL YOUR BOOKS, MATERIALS AND LESSONS FOR THAT ONE PRICE.

And we don’t even stop there! Also included in that one rate are the following:

  • The latest edition of Pro Tools (yours to keep)
  • An copy of Pro Tools given to you halfway through your curriculum (also yours to keep)
  • Unlimited free tutoring, anytime you need it
  • One year of active job placement assistance after graduation.

3Don’t Pay Too Much for a Meaningless Degree. Don’t Get Duped By a Greedy, Overpriced School. We Are Here to Help You, Not Fleece You.

Many schools charge between $20,000 and $75,000 for you to sit in their classrooms with hundreds of other students. What do they promise in return? A degree or diploma that proves you went to school.

But let’s challenge that thinking a moment. Go into almost any high-profile recording studio, and look at the walls. We dare you to find a degree or diploma of any kind hanging on those walls. Chances are, you won’t. Why?

Because the producer/engineer doesn’t have one. And if he does, he doesn’t display it because it is meaningless.

Meaningless. That’s what the other schools don’t want you to know. NO ONE IN THIS BUSINESS CARES about your $75,000 degree. It does NOTHING to get you an actual job. If the studio is good, what you WILL see hanging on those walls are Gold records—records that were made without the benefit of a degree or diploma.

Do you really want to pay that much money for something that is meaningless to the music industry? Or do you want to spend a LOT LESS MONEY to find out how that guy got the Gold records on his wall? The answer should be obvious.

Don’t misunderstand—the Recording Connection is a fully accredited school, and we will give you a certificate when you graduate. But we know that’s not what counts in this business. What counts is the time you spend in the studio learning from the guy with the Gold records.

Don’t get duped. Spend less money—a LOT less money—and get an education you can actually use.
 

The Real Cost of Recording Connection

Despite our extremely low tuition, we realize that for a lot of people, $12,772 is still a lot of money to come up with all at once. To help you out, we offer several payment options (outlined below) that will let you know exactly what your audio school education will cost with the interest worked into the equation. The following examples are for our basic audio engineering program; to find out the cost of our Advanced Audio program, contact an Admissions counselor at 604-259-0585.

OPTION 1: PAY IN FULL

TUITION: 12,772 CAD which includes books, materials and software, including Pro Tools. This option is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, because it gives you our best deal, saves you thousands in interest charges, and helps you graduate with no student debt.
 

Option 2 – Internal Financing 1-Year Plan

Select this option if you cannot pay the 12,772 CAD up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over one year. A down payment of $3,519 will be required to start. An additional administration loan fee of $1,304 plus interest is applied to the student’s account if monthly payments are made.

Annual Percentage Rate: 10.99%
Finance Charge: 714.62
Amount Financed: 11,859.58
Number of Payments: 12
Amount of Each Payment: 1,047.85
Total of Payments: 12,574.20
TOTAL TUITION: 16,092.97 CAD

* Please note that figures are based on current USD to CAD exchange rates are subject to change at the time of contract writing.
 

Option 3 – Internal Financing 2-Year Plan

Select this option if you cannot pay the 12,772 CAD up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over two years. A down payment of $3,519 will be required to start. An additional administration loan fee of $1,304 plus interest is applied to the student’s account if monthly payments are made.

Annual Percentage Rate: 10.99%
Finance Charge: 1,401.28
Amount Financed: 11,859.58
Number of Payments: 24
Amount of Each Payment: 552.54
Total of Payments: 13,260.86
TOTAL TUITION: $16,779.63 CAD

* Please note that figures are based on current USD to CAD exchange rates are subject to change at the time of contract writing.
 

Option 4 – 3-Year Plan

Select this option if you cannot pay the 12,772 CAD up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over three years. A down payment of $3,519 will be required to start. An additional administration loan fee of $1,304 plus interest is applied to the student’s account if monthly payments are made.

Annual Percentage Rate: 10.99%
Finance Charge: 2,111.49
Amount Financed: 11,859.52
Number of Payments: 36
Amount of Each Payment: 388.09
Total of Payments: 13,971.06
TOTAL TUITION: 17,489.84 CAD

* Please note that figures are based on current USD to CAD exchange rates are subject to change at the time of contract writing.
 

Option 5 – 4-Year Plan

Select this option if you cannot pay the 12,772 CAD up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over four years. A down payment of $3,519 will be required to start. An additional administration loan fee of $1,304 plus interest is applied to the student’s account if monthly payments are made.

Annual Percentage Rate: 10.99%
Finance Charge: 2,845.39
Amount Financed: 11,859.58
Number of Payments: 48
Amount of Each Payment: 306.37
Total of Payments: 11,283.30
TOTAL TUITION: 18,223.74 CAD

* Please note that figures are based on current USD to CAD exchange rates are subject to change at the time of contract writing.

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