Tuition and Scholarships
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College of Music Scholarships
- Scholarship consideration is based on admission to MSU and a successful audition.
- Scholarship awards are based on demonstration of a high level of achievement and potential.
- Notification of scholarship awards is sent by e-mail.
- Scholarship awards are counted as part of any federally funded financial aid package and may affect the overall distribution of federal funds.
- Endowment scholarships have specific requirements and are confirmed by a nomination and review process for those students who qualify.
College of Music Assistantships
The College of Music employs approximately 100 graduate students in Music as Teaching and Research Assistants. Duties include teaching an elementary course or assisting in recitation sections of elementary courses with the concomitant lecture preparation, grading of assignments, and student consultation. Other duties may include applied lessons, supervision of student teachers, accompanying, ensemble performing responsibilities, and assisting faculty in research and administrative duties.
Graduate assistants in the College of Music are typically appointed to quarter-time positions with an average of 10 hours per week of responsibilities over the course of the semester. Annual stipends range from $7,350 and $7,800 depending upon the level of previous work experience. GA’s receive 9 free credits of tuition each fall and spring semester and a health insurance plan.
Decisions regarding graduate assistant appointments are made by individual areas within the College in consultation with the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies.