Cost of Attendance
Graduate students for the 2010-2011 Academic year are billed at a rate of $989 per credit hour. As a master's student at Lamont, degree plans are typically between 50 and 55 credit hours over 2 years. This means, our typical graduate student takes 25 credits per year. This brings the tuition amount to roughly $24,025 for the 2010-2011 school year. For a breakdown of additional costs (housing, fees, etc...) please visit the DU Financial Aid website at www.du.edu/finaid/grad.htm
All students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA). This application must be submitted as soon as possible after January 1st, and before March 1st of each year of attendance to assure priority consideration for financial aid awards. You can fill out the FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov For the different types of federal financial aid available and additional information about federal and state aid, please visit the DU Financial Aid website at www.du.edu/finaid/grad.htm or contact them at (303) 871-4020.
Endowed Scholarships can range from $1,000 to full tuition and are typically specific for each individual student's area of study.
Graduate Deans Scholarships are awarded to exceptionally talented graduate students. These awards constitute tuition waivers and are not restricted to instrument area of study. Recipients of the award can be awarded up to full tuition.
Robert and Judi Newman Fellowship: Each year, the Lamont School of Music select one outstanding graduate student to be named the Robert and Judi Newman Fellow. This award includes a full tuition scholarship and a stipend in the amount of $25,000 per year for two successive years. The recipient is expected to contribute in some way as service to the University as determined by the Director of the Lamont School of Music.
Graduate Teaching Assistantships includes either full or partial tuition waivers plus a modest stipend. The amount of tuition waiver and stipend vary. Availability of assistantships varies based on current studio appointments. Job descriptions and responsibilities also vary from department to department. International students wishing to be considered for a GTA must score a minimum of 26 on the Internet Based TOEFL speaking subsection. Alternatively a score of 8 on the speaking portion of the IELTS can also serve as fulfillment of this requirement. For more information, simply contact the appropriate faculty member for specific information or Lamont Admissions with questions. GTA's are available in the following disciplines:
- Choral Conducting
- Jazz Studies and Commercial Music
- Music Theory/Composition
- Orchestra Conducting
- Wind Conducting