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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Bloomingdale has a long-standing commitment to financial aid. We believe music is for everyone, and offer more than 25% of our students tuition assistance each year.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Options

One of Bloomingdale’s distinctive characteristics is its commitment to providing scholarships and financial aid to qualifying families. Annually, Bloomingdale offers more than $250K in financial support through three aid-granting programs, as outlined below. Funding for these are provided by the generosity of individual donors and charitable foundations.

General Financial Aid

Available for all classes and programs

Project Bridge Scholarships

A full scholarship program for talented middle and high school students who cannot otherwise afford private lessons

Music Access Project

Our signature program, three-year pre-college intensive training with scholarships available for talented high school students

General Financial Aid

Over 125 students receive some form of aid with an average of $150,000 in need-based financial aid awarded each year. BSM offers support for students of any age and ability level, from early childhood to adult learners. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, however awards are not guaranteed and generally do not exceed 70% of the total tuition.

Financial aid recipients are required to have an excellent attendance record (no more than one unexcused absence) and to put reasonable effort into their class or lesson. Fall students who meet all of the requirements may have their grants renewed for the Spring semester. All students must reapply for the Summer and Fall semester each year.

What you need to know

To apply for general financial aid, parents or adult students are required to review financial aid guidelines and complete and submit an online application form. Applications must be received prior to the deadline of the desired semester.
If you are unable to complete an online application form, a paper form can be filled out and submitted either in person or by emailing a completed copy to

Every application is reviewed on its own merits and awards are granted at the discretion of the Financial Aid Committee through a confidential review process. The committee will convene 3 times a year to review applications.

application deadlines

Aug 15 — Fall semester

Jan 15 — Spring semester

Jun 15 — Summer semester

Financial Aid Guidelines

"The Financial Assistance from BSM made it possible for me, a single mom, to be able to support my daughter's piano study"

Bloomingdale Parent

Donations Provide Access

Because of our generous donors, Bloomingdale will continue to create meaningful experiences through music for community members of all backgrounds.

Apply For Financial Aid At Bloomingdale School of Music