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Financial Assistance - Continuing Students

Supplemental financial assistance is awarded at the Curtis Institute of Music on the basis of financial need for living expenses and is in addition to the merit-based, full-tuition scholarship all students receive.

Before turning to Curtis for supplemental aid, students are expected to seek assistance from non-Curtis sources, including grants, loans, and scholarships available through private, public, and other sources. Useful resources for students and families are available at Mapping Your Future

2017-18 Financial Aid Application and instructions

All returning students will receive an application package in February. These are usually made available at Wednesday Tea. However, the applications will also be available as PDF documents. Please stop at the receptionist desk to receive your package.

younger students - high school, middle school, and elementary school

Costs for tuition, fees, books, school uniforms, and other expenditures are the responsibility of the student and family. Students must apply for all outside scholarships and grants BEFORE requesting financial assistance from Curtis. Contact the school of choice to request information about financial assistance available at that school. Most schools have payment plan options. When meeting with the school of choice, students and family should bring the Curtis financial aid award letter. For information about schools near Curtis, contact Laurel Grady, associate dean.

It is the student and family's responsibility to make an appointment with the appropriate person at the school of choice to discuss school schedules, classes, financial obligations, and deadlines.

High school students wishing to take an accelerated course load at their school of choice should submit requests to Laurel Grady, associate dean, no later than August 1. Curtis and the student’s school of choice will consider all requests based on transcripts, English language proficiency, and placement test. These will be weighed carefully to ensure that the student will be able to make normal progress academically and musically. Additionally, enrolling in online coursework for high school credit will be considered at the discretion of Curtis. International students who are non-native English speakers are not eligible to take online courses for a high school diploma. For details and more information, contact Laurel Grady.

Please be advised that Curtis has limited funding for high school, middle school, and elementary school tuition. Curtis will cover only a portion of the tuition. All other high school tuition and expenses are the responsibility of the student and family. For additional questions, contact Veronica McAuley, director of student financial assistance.



Veronica McAuley, director of student financial assistance, (215) 717-3188