The Juilliard School is committed to educating talented performing artists and helping them achieve their highest potential. To that end, we wish to enable all admitted students to attend the school, regardless of their ability to pay. Juilliard’s admissions policies are need-blind, meaning that applying for financial aid will not hurt your chances of being admitted. In fact, approximately 80 percent of our students receive scholarship support through Juilliard.
How to Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships
For incoming applicants. Juilliard College Division students who are continuing in their program of study or applying to a new program should click here for instructions specific to them.
Please note that, with few exceptions*, scholarship decisions are based on a combination of need and merit. Therefore, you must submit all required documents before the Scholarship Committee can consider you for scholarship assistance. To do so, please complete all of the following by March 2, 2015:
1. The Juilliard Financial Aid Application
- Available beginning February 1, 2015, through the Admissions application site.
- Available on January 1, 2015.
- Required only for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.
- The FAFSA is the only form required to receive federal student aid, although additional documents may be required after submission.
- Students who have been convicted for the possession or sale or illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while receiving federal student aid may be ineligible for additional federal student aid.
3. Parent and Student Tax Return(s) (IRS Form 1040) or International Salary Documentation
- For 2014, or most recent tax year available. Signed copies of the first two pages only should be mailed, emailed, or faxed to our office.
Click here for detailed instructions about applying for aid for incoming applicants.
Financial aid award letters will be mailed and emailed by April 1, 2015. Your award may include a combination of scholarships, grants, loans, and/or on-campus employment. Funding may come from federal, state, institutional, or private sources.
The Juilliard School does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, political beliefs, national origin, or disability. For more information about our financial aid and scholarship programs, download our brochure Funding Your Juilliard Education: A Guide to Financial Aid
Finally, we encourage both applicants and continuing students to review the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about our programs. In addition, you can contact our office at any time with questions or concerns. We’re here to help!
*Students admitted to the Doctoral of Music Arts program, Historical Performance or the Artist Diploma in Opera Studies automatically receive full-tuition scholarships. Students admitted to the Artist Diploma program in Jazz, Playwriting and String Quartet Studies are not charged tuition. Finally, while the Kovner Fellowship Program offers merit-based funding, only a small number of students will be selected; all applicants wishing to be considered for scholarships are strongly encouraged to apply through the financial aid process as described above.