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Financial Aid

Funding Your Education

We aim to make financing a DU education as simple as possible. From applying for aid to managing unmet costs, we'll provide you with guidance, resources and advice at every turn.

Undergraduate Students

Cost of Attendance

The total cost of a DU education includes direct costs that will appear on your University bill, such as tuition, fees and charges for room and board, as well as estimates for indirect costs such as books, transportation and personal expenses.

Tuition rates for the following academic year are typically announced in November.

For more information, please visit the DU Financial Aid website.

Scholarships

We grant comprehensive scholarship awards based on musical talent and academic merit. Financial need is also considered if the student applies for need-based financial aid. Awards range from $1,000 to full tuition.

You can expect to receive notification regarding your financial aid award within two weeks of your admission decision.

Scholarships from the Lamont School of Music cannot be stacked with merit scholarships, room grants, or DU Educational Grant funds from the University of Denver.

Financial Aid 

Please submit financial aid applications (CSS Profile and FAFSA) by February 1 for priority consideration. For additional information concerning these applications and federal aid more generally, please visit the DU Financial Aid website or call 303-871-4020.

Graduate Students

Graduate financial aid and scholarships vary based on program type. Please use the list below to find information for your program.

  • Master of Arts or Master of Music

    Cost of Attendance

    All graduate tuition is billed on a per-credit basis. To determine the tuition cost of a program, multiply the total credits required in that program by the current rate of tuition ($1,426 per credit for the 2019-2020 school year). You can find the number of credits required by your program by reviewing the sample curricula on the areas of study page. 

    For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the DU Financial Aid website.

    Scholarships

    All graduate applicants are automatically considered for endowed scholarships ranging from $500 to full tuition. Master of Music and Master of Arts applicants are also automatically considered for the following.

    Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) 

    GTAs include either full- or partial-scholarship plus a modest stipend and are offered in the following disciplines:

    • Brass
    • Conducting
    • Guitar
    • Jazz Studies
    • Keyboard
    • Musicology
    • Music Theory
    • Percussion
    • String
    • Voice
    • Woodwind

    Note: GTA awards cannot be combined with work-study awards.  

    Music Dean's Scholarship 

    These merit-based awards range from $500 to full tuition.

    Financial Aid

    All students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application must be submitted by January 15 for priority consideration. For the different types of federal financial aid available and additional information about federal and state aid, please visit the DU Financial Aid website or call 303-871-4020.

     

  • Certificates

    Cost of Attendance

    All graduate tuition is billed on a per-credit basis. To determine the tuition cost of a program, multiply the total credits required in that program by the current rate of tuition ($1,426 per credit for the 2019-2020 school year). You can find the number of credits required by your program by reviewing the sample curricula on the areas of study page. 

    Certificate programs automatically receive a 50% discount on tuition. 

    For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the DU Financial Aid website.

    Scholarships

    All graduate applicants are automatically considered for endowed scholarships ranging from $500 to full tuition.

    Financial Aid

    Certificate programs are not eligible for federal student aid.

     

  • Artist Diploma

    Cost of Attendance

    All graduate tuition is billed on a per-credit basis. To determine the tuition cost of a program, multiply the total credits required in that program by the current rate of tuition ($1,426 per credit for the 2019-2020 school year). You can find the number of credits required by your program by reviewing the sample curricula on the areas of study page. 

    Lamont makes every effort to award scholarships to cover the full cost of tuition for artist diploma applicants who have submitted all materials by the published deadline and have completed a successful on-time audition. 

    For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the DU Financial Aid website.

    Scholarships

    All graduate applicants are automatically considered for endowed scholarships ranging from $500 to full tuition.

    Financial Aid

    All students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application must be submitted by January 15 for priority consideration. For the different types of federal financial aid available and additional information about federal and state aid, please visit the DU Financial Aid website or call 303-871-4020.

    Artist Diploma students are eligible to receive federal aid if they are enrolled at least half time (4 credit hours per quarter).

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