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TUITION, SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

The School of Music offers generous merit-based scholarship awards and graduate assistantships for in- and out-of-state students.

Scholarships

Scholarships and financial aid provide critical assistance to student musicians. Thanks to the generosity of donors and advocates, the School of Music offers numerous awards for our most competitive undergraduate and graduate students seeking additional sources of aid each year.

Undergraduate Aid

  • Music merit scholarships are awarded by the School of Music to top candidates of the incoming class based on an applicant's musical ability and/or music education interview. School of Music scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, room and board or other expenses in the student's university account. There is no separate application to be considered for School of Music merit scholarships.
    • Creative & Performing Arts (CAPA) Scholarships are the value of full in-state tuition, and are renewable for up to four years.
    • Director's Scholarships vary in amount and are renewable for up to four years.
  • Academic merit scholarships are awarded by the University through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. There is no separate application for the majority of these awards.
  • Current students may be eligible for scholarships listed with the College of Arts & Humanities.
  • Need-based aid is available through the Office of Student Financial Aid. All U.S. citizens are encouraged to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year by the February 15 deadline to be considered for federal grants, loans and work-study.

Graduate Aid

  • Graduate Assistantships are offered to select students by the School of Music. They are generous stipends and tuition remission in exchange for teaching, administrative work and ensemble participation. There is no separate application, although some instruments/programs do have additional requirements during the audition/portfolio review. For general info, visit Graduate Assistantships on The Graduate School’s website.
  • Chamber Music Fellowships: The School of Music Graduate Fellowship String Quartet (master’s or doctoral level) and Graduate Fellowship Woodwind Quintet (master’s or doctoral level) include many great benefits, such as:
    • Full tuition remission
    • Generous stipend
    • Intensive study with chamber music faculty
    • Featured performances at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
    • Support in professional development
  • Assistantships and fellowships may be offered through the College of Arts & Humanities and elsewhere on campus through other departments; many positions are posted by University Human Resources. Applicants are encouraged to apply and to seek guidance from the Music Admissions Office.
  • Need-based aid is available through the Office of Student Financial Aid. All U.S. citizens are encouraged to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year by the February 15 deadline to be considered for federal grants, loans and work-study.

Tuition

The University of Maryland is nationally ranked as a “Best Value” school by U.S. News, which takes into account academic quality and net cost of attendance. Find University of Maryland tuition information for undergraduate and graduate students.

 

School of Music Fees

The following fees are assessed per semester to students enrolled in the appropriate course work. All of these fees are in addition to University of Maryland tuition and fees. Find more information about the School of Music fees in our student handbook available on the current students page.

  • Music major applied lesson fee: $600
  • Music minor applied lesson fee: $300
  • Student teaching fee: $750
  • Graduate program fee for musicology, ethnomusicology, theory and music education: $200