Financial aid and scholarships

Graduate students are considered for departmental assistantships and fellowships at the time of their audition. Most assistantships grant in-state tuition rates to non-residents and are renewable for two years for master's students and three years for doctoral students.

Prospective graduate students seeking financial assistance must submit completed applications no later than Dec. 1.

Inquiries should be directed to the Academic Office of the School of Music.

For general financial aid information at the University of Iowa visit the Financial Aid Office.

Iowa Performance Fellowship

Iowa Performance Fellowships are given to the most talented newly admitted Doctor of Musical Arts students in a performance area of music who will begin their studies in the fall semester. Each year up to two awards are given.  Applicants must be nominated by the School of Music.

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The Graduate College

The Graduate College offers a wealth of information about funding for graduate students through additional methods. You can learn more about funding your education on their site: