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Applying for Aid

We're here to help our talented students and their families manage the cost of world-class music education through a wide variety of sources. Conservatory financial aid generally falls into two categories: gift assistance (SFCM scholarships, federal and state grants) and self-help assistance (loans and work opportunities). The recipient may accept all or any part of the aid offered, and may also sign up for an installment payment program.

In addition, many students get financial help from outside sources such as state scholarships and local musical clubs.


Students, who are United States citizens or permanent residents, applying for any federal financial aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This can be found at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Federal aid includes Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG), Direct Loans, both subsidized and unsubsidized, Perkins Loans, and Work Study. Our federal school code for the FAFSA is 001278. Please make sure your 2018-19 FAFSA information is correct. The most efficient way to do so is to use the FAFSA's IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which imports data directly from your IRS records.

CSS/Financial Aid Profile

All first-time domestic financial aid applicants who are applying for any need-based SFCM scholarship are required to complete the CSS/ Financial Aid PROFILE (school code: 4744).


Get in touch.

Doris Howard
Director of Financial Aid