Scholarships & Financial Aid
Scholarship opportunities for USU Music Majors fall into three main categories: Academic Scholarships, Music Talent Scholarships, and Caine College of the Arts General Scholarships. Music Talent Scholarships may also be available to Non-Music Majors who demonstrate exemplary ability and play woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments in USU ensembles. Additionally, we encourage all current and admitted USU students to submit a USU General Scholarship Application and to complete FAFSA. For information and resources regarding USU’s cost of attendance, visit the USU Financial Aid page.
First-year and transfer students are automatically considered for academic scholarships if they apply for USU admission by the academic scholarship deadline. For Fall 2023 admission, first year students must apply by December 1, 2022. Transfer students must apply by February 1, 2023. See the scholarship index (based on GPA and ACT/SAT scores) to determine which academic scholarships you may qualify for.
Music Talent Scholarships
All applicants auditioning for entrance into the music program are entered into automatic consideration for music talent scholarships. If you have not yet submitted your audition application, visit the music program admissions & auditions page.
Music talent scholarships may be available to non-music majors who demonstrate exemplary ability and play woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments in USU ensembles. Those who wish to apply must complete an audition. See our admissions & auditions page to view audition requirements and submit an audition application.
All other non-music majors (piano, strings, voice, guitar) are welcome to participate in ensembles, but are not eligible to receive music talent scholarships.
Caine College of the Arts General Scholarships
Caine College of the Arts General Scholarships are open for all students majoring in Art and Design, Music, or Theatre Arts. The application window will be open from January 1 – March 30, 2023*. For information on how to apply, visit the CCA General Scholarships page.
*Those applying for the Caine Scholars for Excellence program must submit their application by March 15, 2023
Students are also strongly encouraged to complete a financial aid application (FAFSA). Most CCA scholarships require financial aid eligibility. In order to qualify for these scholarships, you must complete the FAFSA form.
USU General Scholarships
All students who have been admitted to USU and assigned an A-number are able to access the USU general scholarship platform, Scholarship Universe. When you log in to Scholarship Universe, you will be asked to answer questions about your experience, employment, and involvement. Answering as many questions as possible will increase your likelihood of matching with scholarship opportunities.
Students are also strongly encouraged to complete a financial aid application (FAFSA). Many scholarships require financial aid eligibility. Completing the FAFSA form increases your likelihood of matching with scholarship opportunities.
We encourage out-of-state students to consider applying for Utah residency after their first two semesters at USU. This can greatly reduce tuition costs (see cost-of-attendance breakdown).
Students from all over the world are encouraged to apply for our music degree programs at USU. If you are an international student considering USU, visit these links to begin your journey:
Aggie Marching Band
Those interested in the Aggie Marching Band should visit the Aggie Marching Band webpage to learn more.