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Lamont School of Music

Lamont School of Music

Scholarships and Financial Aid


Cost of Attendance

As a full-time degree-seeking graduate student at the Lamont School of Music, tuition and fees will total roughly $35,000 for the 2018-2019 school year. For a breakdown of additional costs, including housing, fees, and more, please visit the DU Financial Aid website.

Students pursuing the Certificate and Artist Diploma programs pay one-half of regular tuition at the University of Denver. In addition to the special tuition rate, students are eligible to receive scholarships that can range from $1,000 to full tuition.

For Artist Diploma candidates who have submitted all of their materials by December 15 and have completed a successful on-time audition, Lamont makes every effort to award scholarships to cover a student's tuition costs.

Financial Aid

All students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).* This application must be submitted by January 15 for priority consideration. For the different types of federal financial aid available and additional information about federal and state aid, please visit the DU Financial Aid website or call 303-871-4020.

*Artist Diploma students are eligible to receive federal aid if they are enrolled at least half time (4 credit hours per quarter) and their program of choice consists of at least 24 required credit hours. 

*All other certificate programs are not eligible for federal student aid.


Scholarships range from $1,000 to full tuition.

Robert and Judi Newman Fellowship

Each year, the Lamont School of Music selects 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.

Special requirements for Robert and Judi Newman Fellowship eligibility: 

Applicants must submit a video of sufficient material to perform a half solo recital containing works which show a diversity of periods and styles. This video should be uploaded to the DU Graduate Application by January 15. 

Fall 2019 applicants for the Newman Fellowship must be pursuing a degree in classical voice. 

Graduate Teaching Assistantships include either full- or partial-scholarship plus a modest stipend.

International Student GTA eligibility: Any graduate applicant whose native language is not English (including US citizens and permanent residents), regardless of his/ her educational background, who wishes to be considered for a graduate teaching assistantship must demonstrate fluency in spoken English by scoring a minimum of 26 on the Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) speaking section or an IELTS score of 8 on the speaking section. Students will be required to pass the University's GTA English language assessment by the University of Denver English Language Center (ELC).

GTAs are available in the following disciplines: