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Lamont School of Music

Lamont School of Music

Scholarships and Financial Aid


Cost of Attendance

All graduate tuition is billed on a per-credit basis. To determine the tuition cost of a program, multiply the total credits required in that program by the current rate of tuition ($1,426 per credit for the 2019-2020 school year). You can find the number of credits required by your program by reviewing the sample curricula on the areas of study page. 

For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the DU Financial Aid website.

Special Notes:

Certificate programs automatically receive a 50% discount on tuition. In addition to the special tuition rate, students are eligible to receive scholarships that can range from $500 to full tuition.

Artist Diploma - Lamont makes every effort to award scholarships to cover the full cost of tuition for applicants who have submitted all materials by the published deadline and have completed a successful on-time audition. 


All graduate applicants are automatically considered for endowed scholarships ranging from $500 to full tuition. 

Master of Arts or Master of Music applicants will also be automatically considered for the following:

Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) 

GTAs include either full- or partial-scholarship plus a modest stipend and are offered in the following disciplines:

Note: GTA awards cannot be combined with work-study awards.  

Music Dean's Scholarship 

These merit-based awards range from $500 to full tuition.

Special Awards:

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's duties will include service to the University and community, as arranged by the Director of the Lamont School of Music.

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


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