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VanderCook College of Music

What is Financial Aid?

What is Financial Aid?

female on laptopFinancial aid is designed to bridge the gap between the resources of students and their families and the cost of attending VanderCook College of Music. Although VanderCook’s tuition costs are less than those of many colleges and universities, parents and students may need help meeting yearly expenses.

VanderCook College of Music awards financial assistance to 100% of its undergraduate students.

Our Financial Aid Office will work with you to make your education at VanderCook affordable. At VanderCook, we realize that no two families are the same, and our Financial Aid Office will work with you to create a financial assistance plan to meet your educational expenses. VanderCook’s financial aid staff help in both the search for financial aid and the application process. Be aware that specific deadlines and refund requirements apply to financial aid applicants and can affect eligibility.

What types of financial aid are available?

Students may qualify for loans, scholarships and/or grants. Learn about the types of financial aid available by clicking here

If you are a veteran, please visit the information page to learn what options are available by clicking here.

What is the tuition at VanderCook?

VanderCook offers a few levels of study. For information about tuition and fees, click here.

Getting Started

Click here to get started with financial aid. 

View the Financial Aid Handbook Below

Click here to view the financial aid handbook.

Have any Questions?

Please feel free to visit our FAQ page, or contact us during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Central Time). 

Sirena Covington
Director of Financial Aid
[email protected]


Every Gift Matters…

Gifts to VanderCook come in many forms and sizes and each one truly makes a difference. You may wonder how a small contribution can matter to the college – how it can “make a dent.” Combined with other donor gifts, even a relatively minor contribution can make a major impact.

Thank you for your generosity and support!

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The mission of VanderCook College of Music is to enrich the lives of present and future generations by developing uniquely skilled music teachers who exhibit strong character, professionalism, and a commitment to excellence.

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