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Financial Aid and Tuition

School of Music, Art, and Theatre Grants, Scholarships, and Student Loans


Grants and Scholarships

The School of Music, Art, and Theatre offers merit-based scholarships based on graduate students’ auditions and interviews. Some of these packages include an assistantship based on your experience, background, and training. Graduate music scholarships start at 10% and average around 35%. You will be automatically considered for a merit-based graduate music scholarship after you apply and audition. Contact Erin Matonte for more information.

Alumni Grant

Our North Park University alumni can enroll in graduate coursework with a 20% tuition reduction thanks to the University’s Alumni Grant. This grant may be used for individual courses or a whole program, for in-person or online courses. This grant cannot be combined with any other scholarships or discounts that may be offered to you from North Park.

Swedish Hospital Partnership

North Park University is pleased to provide financial support for employees of Swedish Hospital who enroll in degree programs, either in-person or online, according to the following parameters:

  • Students in the School of Music are eligible for a 30% tuition discount.
  • To be eligible for the discount, students must complete an employee verification form available in the Human Resources Department of Swedish Hospital.
  • Full-time eligible employees of Swedish Hospital who enroll in a degree program at North Park are awarded a blanket tuition reduction, which represents the full amount of financial aid available from North Park. This discount will not be combined with other North Park grants and scholarships available to other students.
  • Continued employment will be verified annually by North Park University’s Financial Aid Office.

Additional Options

Graduate music students may also be eligible for veteran’s benefits or other outside scholarships.

Student Loans

Many graduate students borrow student loans to pay for master’s degrees. All student loans must be repaid; most federal student loans are at a significantly lower interest than other private loans.

In order to explore options for student loans, you must complete a FAFSA for each academic year you want loan funding. Generally, you will start loan repayment six months after you graduate or leave school.

Learn more about student loan options that may be available to you.