Grants + Scholarships
These are merit- and/or need-based awards that do not need to be repaid.
AMDA's financial aid programs include many institutional scholarships and government awards, which are given to students based on the results of the audition, application and/or FAFSA. Below you will find a complete list of the available grants and scholarships, including the eligibility criteria for each one. You can also click here to learn more about the financial aid process and loan programs.
Institutionally funded need and/or merit-based awards given to students based on the results of the audition and application process.
Criteria: Audition and application for first-year admission.
National Scholarship Nominations
AMDA is accepting nominations for students who plan to pursue their post-secondary education. Please recommend students who you think will benefit from our intensive training in one of our Bachelor of Fine Arts or Conservatory Programs. Click here to nominate a student.
Institutionally funded, need-based awards given to students based on the FAFSA.
Criteria: Financial need based on results from the FAFSA.
AMDA First-Year Summer Grant
Institutionally funded, need-based awards given to students who begin study during the summer semester.
Criteria: Results of FAFSA and financial need.
Federal Pell Grant
Federally funded, need-based grant program.
Criteria: Financial need as determined by filing the FAFSA.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
Federal and institution-funded, school-administered, need-based grant program.
Criteria: Available to Pell-eligible students.
Federal Work Study
Federal and institution-funded, school-administered student employment program.
Criteria: Financial need; student interest; U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Must file FAFSA form.
Financial aid terms
FAFSA QUICK LINKS