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