Undergraduate Division

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Financial Aid and Merit Scholarships

Need-based aid is offered to eligible applicants and their families through the IU Student Central. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to apply for need-based assistance. To do so, applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available at https://studentaid.gov. Please note that international students are not eligible for need-based financial aid.

Merit-based aid is offered to qualified applicants through the Office of Music Admissions and Financial Aid. Applicants are automatically considered for Jacobs School of Music financial aid at the time of admission. The director of admissions and financial aid, in consultation with individual departments, determines merit awards based on the overall strength of the application, recommendations from faculty, and available Jacobs School of Music funding. Jacobs School of Music financial aid policies can be found at https://music.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-aid-costs/policies.html.

Jacobs School of Music undergraduate applicants are not eligible for the IU Academic Scholarships awarded by the IU Office of Scholarships during the early application season. However, Jacobs School of Music applicants are considered for similar academic scholarship opportunities after gaining admission to the Jacobs School of Music. This award process is administered by the Office of Music Admissions and Financial Aid, and applicants who receive academic scholarships are notified by April 1.

Jacobs School of Music students are eligible for IU Selective Scholarships (including the Hutton Honors College and the Hudson Holland Scholars Program). In order to be considered, applicants must have filed a complete application to Indiana University by November 1. Students who meet eligibility criteria will be invited and notified via email.

Full-time enrollment every semester is required in order to stay eligible for Jacobs School of Music scholarships. 14 credit hours of enrollment (including ensemble) is needed to meet the full-time enrollment requirement.

Merit-based assistance is made possible at the Jacobs School of Music by generous donors. The Jacobs School of Music gratefully acknowledges all persons and institutions who support our students and faculty by providing endowed funds and annual gifts. For more information about endowed funds at the Jacobs School of Music, visit https://music.indiana.edu/giving/index.html

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