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Scholarships and Funding

Funding comes in a variety of types, including scholarships, grants, assistantships, work study, and loans. FSU does not require any additional scholarship application for merit or talent based-funding, but need-based grants and work study is based on submission of the FAFSA.

Undergraduate Aid

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Admissions Scholarships

All first-year students are considered for academic merit scholarships such as the Vires and Mores Scholarships ($3,000 per year), the Presidential Scholarship ($6,500 per year, plus additional funding for educational enrichment opportunities), and the prestigious Benacquisto Scholarship for National Merit Finalists.

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Music Talent Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate applicants who demonstrate superior musical ability. These competitive, talent-based awards are based on the admissions audition, and require no additional application.

Out-of-State Tuition Scholarships

Awarded to all non-Florida resident, undergraduate, College of Music students. The minimum amount of this award is 50% of the out-of-state portion of tuition, but students may qualify for additional funding based on the quality of the audition as well as the academic record. Based on a full-time enrollment of 30 credit hours per year, the 50% award is valued at $7,222 per year. The award is only applied toward tuition and does not include other fees, nor does it apply toward study-abroad programs.

Need-based grants and Federal work-study

Awards vary in amount and are based on submission of the FAFSA. For best consideration, be sure to complete your FAFSA by December 1.

Graduate Aid

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Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available in most areas of study. Graduate assistants receive a full tuition waiver and an annual stipend that ranges from $7,998.72 to $15,997.44. Applicants are encouraged to apply by December 1st.

University Fellowships

Available to a limited number of students in all disciplines, these awards range from $5,000 to $30,000. The application deadline for most awards is December 1st; please contact the College of Music Admissions office if you intend to apply.

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Academic Common Market

Under the Academic Common Market agreement, graduate students in certain academic areas may be eligible for in-state tuition, based on the applicant’s state of residency. For detailed information, contact the Graduate Music Office or the Academic Common Market Coordinator for your home state.

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Linkage Institute Waivers for International Students

Depending on country of citizenship, international students may qualify for an Out-of-State tuition waiver. Guidelines vary from country to country. Please contact College of Music Admissions if you think you may qualify.

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