Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid 

Since the Conservatory is an accredited school, our students are eligible to apply for and receive the federal student loans and grants which the US Department of Education (USDE) awards based on need. The best way to find out what kinds of loans and grants you might be eligible for is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

To complete the FAFSA, you will need to have on hand:

  1. Your federal tax return from last year (If you did not work last year or were not required to file taxes last year, you can ignore this requirement)
  2. Your parents’ federal tax return from 2016 (if​ you’re considered to be dependent* upon your parents)
  3. The official “school code” issued to The Conservatory by the US Department of Education. Our code is 014941​.

The first step in the application process involves setting up a FSA ID (Personal Identification Number) for yourself, which the Department will use to identify you and track your application.

Be aware that, as part of the loan-application and administration process, the USDE will require you to participate in online “counseling sessions” to ensure that you understand how federal student loans work, what your rights and responsibilities are as a student borrower, and how the repayment process works.

These online counseling sessions are mandatory and typically take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. During the sessions, you will read short passages of text about student loans, then answer multiple-choice questions to test your understanding.

You can fill out the FAFSA application online
 here. Or, if you find the language or questions daunting, arrange a time online or by phone at 202-333-2202 to complete the form at the Conservatory in the company of an experienced financial-aid representative. 

Funded, in part, by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Financial Aid

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Washington, DC 20007
United States