Federal, State, and Private Grants
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. Grant amounts are based on the expected family contribution (EFC) calculated on the FAFSA. For more information, visit Federal Student Aid. Pell grant recipients with anticipated credit balances may request an advance of their refund to purchase books and supplies. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): available to students who are Pell eligible. 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 $5,165 per year for tuition only. New York State (NYS) residents attending NYS schools can link directly to the NYS Student Aid Payment Application from the FAFSA submission confirmation page. For more information, visit Higher Education Services Corporation.
Veterans' Education Benefits
The Department of Veteran Affairs administers a variety of education benefit programs; however, the GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program are the two most commonly used programs at the School.
To determine which VA educational benefit is best for you and to discuss your eligibility, students and families should contact the GI Bill hotline at 1-888-GIBILL1 (1-888-442-4551) or visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
We strongly encourage all students to apply for privately funded grants and scholarships. There are a number of online databases that catalogue a wide variety of opportunities. In addition, many fraternal, industrial, community, and religious organizations sponsor scholarship programs which should be investigated through the particular institution.
Prospective applicants may wish to begin their search during their junior and/or senior year of high school and may seek information from their guidance counselor regarding application procedures. Current Juilliard students may view the list of opportunities on this page.
Private Grant Databases
Although we make every effort to inform students of grant opportunities, we strongly encourage students to do their own research as well. Here are some websites that you may find helpful when searching for private grants. Remember, you should never have to pay a fee to apply for a grant or scholarship!
Private Grant Opportunities
Briarcliff Congregational Church Music Scholarship - To benefit musically passionate and talented students under 25 years of age who are currently pursuing a musical career. Submit a page about your musical aspirations, current financial situation, and a letter of recommendation from a current teacher. You will need to play/sing for a panel of judges including professional musicians, the BCC Music Director, and BCC Musical Committee Chair(s). For information and application, please visit the Office of Financial Aid.
Toptal Scholarships for Women (Deadline: Varies: September 2018 -March 2019) - Toptal will award five scholarships to aspiring female leaders in five global regions: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Scholarship amount: $10,000.
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships (Deadline: November 2018) - Students who are U.S. citizens, Naturalized citizens, a Green Card holder, Adopted, or a DACA recipient are eligible to apply. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years.