Applicants are offered the opportunity to apply for financial aid and scholarships as part of AFA’s general application process. AFA believes that financial hardship should never be a barrier between young musicians and the experiences that shape their futures.
- Need-based financial aid is intended for applicants with a genuine financial need or for those who would not be able to attend without tuition assistance support.
- Merit-based scholarships for significant musical achievements (examples are listed on application).
All applicants are welcome to apply—there is no minimum eligibility requirement. We strongly encourage parents/guardians to complete the scholarship application in order to provide accurate and complete information—delays in completing the assistance application can result in losing a position in the program. Auditions and scholarship review are done separately and do not influence one another.