New England Conservatory awards institutional (NEC), federal, and state funding to eligible students. Federal and state eligibility is largely based on financial need. Institutional funding is awarded based on both a student's talent/merit and demonstrated financial need.

Additionally, the Conservatory makes a limited amount of its funding available for awards based solely on a student's talent/merit. Those applicants whose level of financial need might not otherwise qualify them for institutional assistance may be considered for a merit-only award. Please note: awards based solely on merit will not exceed 50% of tuition. Application requirements are the same for all applicants, regardless of the type of financial assistance requested.

Application Requirements

Incoming Students
Returning Students


YOU PLAY BACH YOUR WAY, AND I'LL PLAY HIM HIS WAY. WANDA LANDOWSKA