College of Music Undergraduate Scholarships
College of Music financial assistance is available in the form of Undergraduate Music Scholarships and Out-of-State Tuition Waivers. These annual scholarship awards are normally renewable provided satisfactory academic and musical progress is demonstrated.
College of Music scholarship assistance ranges from $500 to $3,000 per academic year and is available to undergraduate applicants who demonstrate superior musical ability. Talented non-Florida students may also qualify for a partial waiver of out-of-state tuition (maximum out-of-state award is $8,000 per year). At the time of the admissions audition, new students are recommended for College of Music scholarship assistance by the Applied Music Faculty. Since all applicants are considered for a scholarship when they audition, no College of Music scholarship application is needed. Applicants should check deadlines for scholarship auditions, however.
The College of Music adheres to the code of ethics of the National Association of Schools of Music. A transfer applicant from a senior college or university cannot be considered for financial aid for the first semester in residency at FSU without the approval of the institution from which the transfer is made.
Good News for New Undergraduate Out-of-State Music Majors:
In addition to traditional Music Scholarships and Out-of-State Tuition Waivers, FSU offers a tuition reduction scholarship for out-of-state undergraduate students. This competitive scholarship is open to all majors, but is guaranteed for all out-of-state students who are admitted as music majors for Summer or Fall 2013. The exact amount of the scholarship will depend upon the students’ course loads and the cost of tuition as set annually by the Florida Legislature and the Florida State University Board of Trustees; however, the tuition reduction will typically result in out-of-state students paying about 2/3 the “normal” rate for tuition. (For the 2012-2013 academic year new out-of-state music majors will typically save $7,200 by virtue of this tuition reduction scholarship.) Our intent is that this scholarship will bring down the cost of attending FSU much closer to what students would pay to attend institutions in their home states.