Financial Aid


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 85 percent of our students receive scholarship support through Juilliard.

For complete information regarding financial aid programs, please download our booklet, Funding Your Juilliard Education: A Guide to Financial Aid.

Financial aid may include Juilliard scholarships, federal and state grants, federal student and parent loans, and/or federal or Juilliard work-study. Please note that with few exceptions, Juilliard scholarship awards are based on a combination of financial need and merit. The exceptions are:

  • Artist Diploma program in Opera Studies, Jazz, Playwriting, or String Quartet Studies
  • Doctor of Musical Arts program (any major)
  • Historical Performance program
  • Kovner Fellowship program**

All other students should click on the link most appropriate to their situation for complete instructions. Only students with complete applications will be considered for scholarship support.

Applicants to the Juilliard School:

Currently enrolled Juilliard Students:

  • If you are a current Juilliard student continuing in the same program, click here for financial aid information.
  • If you are a current Juilliard student applying to a new program, click here for financial aid information.

​Students seeking only federal student aid need only to submit the FAFSA*, although additional documents may be required after submission. Students who have been convicted for the possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while receiving federal student aid may be ineligible for additional federal student aid. The Juilliard School does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, political beliefs, national origin, or disability.

For additional questions or concerns, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact our office. We're here to help!

*The FAFSA form requires an FSA (Federal Student Aid) ID; click here for a video tutorial on how to apply.

**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.