Looking for ways to help fund Summer music study?

Summer@Eastman Director Dr. Sylvie Beaudette has lots of ideas. Read her blog post here:
How to Fund Your Summer Music Camp: A Guide for Students and Parents

NYSSSA Scholarships Available for New York State High School Students

The New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) will offer a total of $150,000 in scholarship opportunities for high school students to attend other regional summer arts programs for summer 2022. Students can apply for a scholarship through May 1st via an online application on the NYSSSA website.

The goal of the scholarship program is to promote access and equity to arts education by providing need-based grants to low-income students pursuing summer opportunities. The scholarship application will evaluate financial need and will not include an audition or portfolio component.

To be eligible to apply, students must be entering 6th – 12th grade in fall 2022, live in New York State, and select a New York State-based summer arts program including music, theatre, dance, creative writing, fine arts, design, and more. Individual grants will range from $250 – $5,000 depending on financial need; grant amounts will pay up to 90 percent of the program cost. If more applications are received than available funding, scholarships will be awarded based on the most financial need.

More information can be found on the NYSSSA website.

 

Financial Information for Eastman Experience Programs

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR STUDENTS

Students accepted to Eastman Experience: Summer Classical Studies, Eastman Experience: Summer Jazz Studies, or Adventure Music Camp can benefit from the following financial assistance:

  • ECMS Discounts:
    • Eastman Community Music School programs offer a 10% tuition discount for students enrolled in ECMS programs both semesters of the current year.
    • University of Rochester employees may apply for a Dependent Child Tuition Waiver on their HRMS account and receive a 25% tuition discount, if eligible.
    • Partial scholarships are awarded based on the audition recordings submitted with the application. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please check the appropriate box on the application form.

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations must be made in writing and are subject to the following deadlines and fees:

  • Cancellations prior to two weeks before arrival forfeit the nonrefundable application fee and deposit, and receive a refund for the remaining balance.
  • Cancellations less than two weeks prior to arrival will not receive a refund except for a documented emergency.

No refunds will be offered for dismissal due to violation of University of Rochester, state, or federal rules; early departure due to homesickness; voluntary withdrawal; or following successful completion of the program.

When circumstances necessitating the course withdrawal are beyond the student’s control (serious illness, or death in the student’s family, for example), exceptions to the above policy may be made on the recommendation of the ECMS Director.

Important note: All courses listed on the Summer@Eastman website are subject to cancellation for insufficient enrollment.

Financial Information for ECMS Day Camps

DISCOUNTS

  • ECMS Discount: Eastman Community Music School programs offer a 10% discount for students enrolled in ECMS programs both semesters of the current year.
  • University of Rochester Tuition Waiver: University of Rochester employees may apply for a Dependent Child Tuition Waiver and receive 25% off tuition, if eligible.

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations must be made in writing and are subject to the following deadlines and fees:

  • 100% refund if notification is received 24 hours prior to the first class session
  • Contact us for information regarding refunds after the first day of classes

When circumstances necessitating the course withdrawal are beyond the student’s control (serious illness, or death in the student’s family, for example) exceptions to the above policy may be made on the recommendation of the ECMS Director.

Important note: All courses listed on the Summer@Eastman website are subject to cancellation for insufficient enrollment.

Financial Information for Students in Collegiate Courses, Institutes, and Workshops

CURRENT EASTMAN STUDENT AND UR MUSIC MAJOR DISCOUNT

We encourage current Eastman collegiate matriculated students from any degree program to participate in Summer@Eastman institutes and workshops. We also welcome University of Rochester music majors to participate. We are pleased to offer current Eastman students and UR music majors a $100 discount on any noncredit institute registration (except two-day or three-day institutes and auditor registrations).

EASTMAN AND UR MUSIC MAJOR ALUMNI DISCOUNT

Alumni are always welcome back at Eastman! Graduates of the Eastman School of Music not currently matriculated as ESM students can receive a $100 discount on any collegiate course or institute (except two-day and three-day institutes) for which they are themselves registered. Graduates of the University of Rochester’s Music degree program not currently matriculated as UR students can receive a $100 discount on any collegiate course or institute (except two-day or three-day institutes and auditor registrations) for which they are themselves registered. This discount is not applicable to other family members.

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS

Students dropping any course but not replacing that course with another of equal or higher credit value will receive a 100% refund prior to the first class session or lesson.  After the first class/lesson there is no automatic tuition refund, but when circumstances necessitating the course withdrawal are beyond the student’s control (serious illness, or death in the student’s family, for example), exceptions to the above policy may be granted.

All courses listed on the Summer@Eastman website will be offered. However, if there is insufficient enrollment as of June 1, courses may be cancelled.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR SUMMER STUDY

Eastman’s Office of Financial Aid is located in the Student Services Suite at Miller Center, 25 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY 14604. A Federal Direct Loan may be available to assist summer students who are matriculated in a degree program and enrolled for six or more credit hours. The amount of loan obtained for summer study will be included in the student’s maximum federal loan eligibility for the 2021-2022 academic year. To apply, a student must complete:

  • 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Eastman Summer 2022 Aid Application

Matriculated students registered for less than 6 credit hours may be able to secure a private summer loan through a participating bank or lender.

Students should exhaust all other options prior to applying for a private loan.

All Summer Loans are distributed to student accounts no earlier than the first week of summer classes. For students borrowing additional funds to cover living expenses, a credit balance will not be available until a refund is requested (https://www.rochester.edu/adminfinance/bursar/refund.html) from the Bursar’s Office.

For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 585-274-1070 or email: financialaid@esm.rochester.edu