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Financial Aid


81% of students in the School of Music have some form of financial aid or scholarship.


If you're a US citizen or permanent resident, the FAFSA is required to be considered for federal and state financial aid programs. The CSS PROFILE, along with the FAFSA, is required to be considered for all institutional grant and scholarship programs. Regardless of need, we encourage you to complete these documents in order to be considered for any type of funding.  Follow instructions from the Office of Undergraduate Admission.  Preferred deadline: February 15.  

A number of special merit scholarships are available to outstanding students as continuing students (once enrolled). All admitted students are encouraged to go through the Request a Review process with the Office of Undergraduate Admission in order to be eligible for institutional scholarship. In this process, students are asked to submit competing offers. Details about this process will be available once a student is admitted to Carnegie Mellon.

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All applicants to the School of Music are eligible for scholarship and assistantship based on their audition/portfolio review. Assistantships are available in most areas. Students apply for a GA assignment through the School of Music online application.

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