Applying for Aid

New England Conservatory awards institutional (NEC), federal, and state funding to eligible students. Federal and state eligibility is largely based on financial need. Institutional funding is awarded based on both a student's talent/merit and demonstrated financial need.

The Conservatory makes a limited amount of its funding available for awards based solely on a student's talent/merit. Applicants whose level of financial need might not otherwise qualify them for institutional assistance may be considered for a merit-only award. Please note: awards based solely on merit will only partially cover tuition. Application requirements are the same for all applicants, regardless of the type of financial assistance requested.

Application Requirements

  • Respond to the questions in the Application for Admission related to Financial Aid. Be sure to indicate that you are a Financial Aid applicant.
  • US Citizens and Permanent Residents only: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)