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Our goal is ensure that financial barriers do not prevent talented young musicians from attending Sewanee Summer Music Festival. 

Scholarships & Competitions

SSMF tuition scholarships, funded by our generous endowment benefactors and Festival supporters, are awarded on the basis of merit and need. Students must submit financial aid information with admissions and audition materials to establish need.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

Generous endowment support allows us to offer assistance to students based on merit and financial need. All students wishing to be considered for assistance must submit a completed financial aid application (part of the Admission Application) by February 15, 2018.

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Orchestral Fellowship Program

Interested in a sample schedule or what campus life is like? Want to know about meals and medical care? We’ve got you covered.

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2018 Payment Schedule

  • Within 14 days of dated acceptance letter: Non-refundable deposit of $500 to reserve you place both in the residence hall.  Students who do not deposit within 14 days will not be garanteed housing
  • May 1st, 2018: Full payment of all fees required. If payment is not received by this date, the student will forfeit their place to a student on the waiting list.
  • June 2, 2018: Last date to withdraw and receive a refund of 50% of the tuition *(not including the non-refundable deposit of $500 and $1580, $1765 double occupancy) housing fee. No refunds will be made after June 2, 2017, for any reason.

Due to the need to submit housing lists in advance, no refund of housing payments will be given after June 2nd, 2018

To discuss a payment plan, please contact the festival director.