Scholarship, Aid, & Cost

Sources of Aid

At Longy, we understand that an education is a significant financial investment. We do our best to work with each student to make this investment possible. The following sources of aid can help students find the means to finance their education:

  • Merit Scholarships: Longy offers competitive scholarships based on merit and institutional need. All applicants are considered for institutional aid after completing the standard application procedures. 97% of Longy students receive merit scholarships. 
  • Graduate Fellowships & Teaching Assistantships: Master of Music and Graduate Performance Diploma students are eligible to apply for a Graduate Fellowship or Teaching Assistantship through the online application. These Fellowships & Assistantships reduce tuition by up to $10,000 per year and require the student to work up to 10 hours per week for their assigned supervisor. 
  • Federal Aid (available for US Citizens and Permanent Residents): Includes Pell Grant, Direct Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, and Direct Grad PLUS. More information is available here.
  • Private Loans: Private education loans are considered last resort financing. The school does not maintain a preferred lender list. Students may explore this option online.
Prospective students can refer to the Financial Aid, Scholarship & Assistantship explanation document located here. Instructions for applying for aid are located here
To be eligible for the full range of financial aid available, US citizens and permanent resident students must apply for financial aid each year. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to retain Longy scholarships/assistantships and cannot default on prior student loans to be eligible for federal funds.

2018-2019 Estimated Cost of Attendance

Your cost of attendance includes billed and non-billed expenses.

Billed items include full-time tuition & fees




Masters of Music


Undergraduate Diploma


Graduate Performance Diploma


Artist Diploma (full-tuition remission)


Fees Per Year

Student Services Fee $360
Technology Fee $185 
Library Fee (MA campus only) $170 
Matriculation Fee (one time first term) $350
Health Insurance Fee (estimated)

$2,553 (undergraduate); $2,993 (graduate)

Opera Fee (Opera students only, per semester)


Graduation Fee (last term, MA campus only)


Non-billed expenses include:

Estimated Off-Campus Living $10,170
Books, supplies, instrument repair $500
Transportation $1,000
Miscellaneous/Personal $3,000  

Net Price Calculator 

(for Undergraduate Diploma only)

Financial Aid for Master of Arts in Teaching (Los Angeles campus)