Federal, State, and Private Grants

A grant is money that does not need to be repaid. The Juilliard School will package all students with any federal/state grants for which they are eligible. These may include the following:

Federal Grants

The Federal Pell Grant: available to undergraduates who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents, and who have not completed their first undergraduate degree. Grant amounts are based on the expected family contribution (EFC) calculated on the FAFSA. For more information, visit Federal Student Aid. 500 Internal Server Error

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The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): available to students who are Pell eligible. Funds are limited and based on unmet need. For more information, visit Federal Student Aid.

CARES Act

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), created as part of The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, was signed into law on March 27, 2020 to address the national emergency of Covid-19. This fund provides emergency grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Learn how Juilliard has utilized this fund.

State Grants

The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): available to full-time undergraduate students who meet the State Education Department's New York residency requirements. Students must have graduated from a U.S. high school. Grants range from $500 to $5,165 per year for tuition only. New York State (NYS) residents attending NYS schools can link directly to the NYS Student Aid Payment Application from the FAFSA submission confirmation page. For more information, visit Higher Education Services Corporation.

Veterans' Education Benefits

The Department of Veteran Affairs administers a variety of education benefit programs; however, the GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program are the two most commonly used programs at the School.

To determine which VA educational benefit is best for you and to discuss your eligibility, students and families should contact the GI Bill hotline at 1-888-GIBILL1 (1-888-442-4551) or visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

The Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-407) was signed into law on December 31, 2018. In compliance with this law, the Juilliard School allows GI Bill and VR&E beneficiaries (Chapter 33 and Chapter 31 beneficiaries) to attend a course of education for up to 90 days from the date the beneficiary provides a certificate of eligibility, or valid VAF 28-1905. This allows a student to attend classes until VA provides payment to the institution.  The Juilliard School will not impose a penalty, or require the beneficiary to borrow additional funds to cover tuition and fees due to late payments from VA. 

Private Grants

We strongly encourage all students to apply for privately funded grants and scholarships. There are a number of online databases that catalogue a wide variety of opportunities. In addition, many fraternal, industrial, community, and religious organizations sponsor scholarship programs which should be investigated through the particular institution.

Prospective applicants may wish to begin their search during their junior and/or senior year of high school and may seek information from their guidance counselor regarding application procedures. Current Juilliard students may view the list of opportunities on this page.

Private Grant Databases

Although we make every effort to inform students of grant opportunities, we strongly encourage students to do their own research as well. Here are some websites that you may find helpful when searching for private grants. Remember, you should never have to pay a fee to apply for a grant or scholarship!

Private Grant Opportunities

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships supports New Americans in the pursuit of graduate education. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years.  Students who are U.S. citizens, Naturalized citizens, a Green Card holder, Adopted, or a DACA recipient are eligible to apply.  Application Deadline: October 29, 2020

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The Hoenig Theatre Artist Scholarship is being awarded to actors, directors, designers, etc.  Let them know who you are and how you want to use the scholarship. Amount: $ 3,000.  Deadline: Year-round enrollment.

Applications are being accepted for The Nancy Etz Academic ScholarshipThis $1,000 scholarship was created to recognize an outstanding student and provide them the resources needed to advance in their disciplines and pursue their careers. The deadline is: February 21, 2021.

The Mechanism Ventures team is funding 15 grants for Black students and recent graduates across a wide variety of fields where opportunity is not equal.  This scholarship will be awarded to a Black student who excels at dreaming big and starting small while building their vision for the future. Students across any field of study or education level are eligible to apply.  Submit a 500-1000 word essay on what you hope to achieve in your life and how are you preparing yourself to achieve it. Amount: $2,550 Deadline: May 11, 2021