A grant is money that does not need to be repaid. The Juilliard School will package all students with any federal/state grants for which they are eligible. These may include the following:
The Federal Pell Grant: available to undergraduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and who have not completed their first undergraduate degree. Grants range from $605 to $5,645 annually, based on the expected family contribution (EFC) calculated on the FAFSA. For more information, visit Federal Student Aid.
The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): available to students who are Pell-eligible. Grants range from $100 to $4,000 annually. Funds are limited and based on unmet need. For more information, visit Federal Student Aid.
The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): available to full-time undergraduate students who meet the State Education Department's New York residency requirements. Students must have graduated from a U.S. high school. Grants range from $500 to $5,000 per year for tuition only. After filing the FAFSA, a link will be generated to complete a TAP application for those who indicated New York State residency. For more information, visit the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)..
We also encourage prospective applicants to apply for privately funded scholarships during the junior and/or senior year of high school. High school guidance counselors can provide information regarding application procedures. Many fraternal, industrial, community, and religious organizations sponsor scholarship and/or loan programs which should be investigated through the particular institution.
Here are some Web sites that you may find helpful when searching for private scholarships. Remember, you should never have to pay a fee to apply for a scholarship!
Currently enrolled Juilliard college students should also visit our department page for the latest private grant information.