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Scholarships and Assistantships

The admission application and audition qualify you for merit-based scholarship consideration. There is no additional application.

Prospective graduate students for the Master of Music and Graduate Performance Diploma may apply for Graduate Assistantship placement through the online application.

Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to retain Longy scholarships/assistantships. Returning scholarship/assistantship students will receive the scholarship renewal packet in their on-campus mailbox in early February. Students must complete a renewal process and have met the requirements of their assistantship.

Federal Aid and Loans

To be eligible for the full range of  aid available, students must apply each year. Students cannot default on prior student loans to be eligible for federal funds.

To receive federal financial aid, U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The school is listed as Bard College-Longy School of Music and the FAFSA school code is 021430. Priority deadline for submission is February 15.  Further details on the FAFSA process can be found at here. 

All Federal student aid programs are administered in accordance with applicable regulations concerning eligibility, awards, and disbursement.  Students will receive revised notification if funding changes. Federal funds are tentative awards until final disbursements are processed.

Types of Federal Aid

Privately Funded Scholarships

Students may apply for privately funded scholarships from outside sources on their own. It is recommended that students apply at least a year prior to the start of the academic year. Register for access to to search scholarships. Be cautious of scams and apply to legitimate scholarship organizations if conducting your own online scholarship search. Students are advised to research the organizations thoroughly and submit applications before deadlines. Many fraternal, industrial, community, and religious organizations sponsor scholarship and loan programs. Financial plans should be made well in advance of any payment deadlines.