Financial Aid

As a reminder, students are responsible for filing all required applications, documents, and certifications with the ESM Office of Financial Aid before July 10 to ensure that all 2018-2019 awards are credited to the student’s Eastman School bill. These scholarships, grants, loans, and any outside awards will be considered “anticipated credits” until all required documentation has been received. After October 10, the “anticipated credit” will be removed if the funds or documents have not been received. The following stipulations apply specifically to the type of aid indicated. Be sure to visit ESM FAOnline at to review your financial aid for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Note: If you are a Dual Degree student and you receive your financial aid from the University of Rochester, the correct link for you is: Remember, if you are a new undergraduate, your financial aid will be rescinded if the Admissions Office does not receive your final high school transcript.

Pell Grants and Other Need-Based Aid

Prior to July 10, students must ensure that all verification documents are sent to the ESM Financial Aid Office. Please be sure that all information is accurate and up-to-date.

New York State Undergraduate TAP

If you missed the NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) link after finishing the FAFSA and you are a NYS resident, you must wait 5 business days, until your FAFSA data is received by HESC, before completing your TAP-on-the-Web application:

Perkins Loans

In August, the ESM Office of Financial Aid will contact students who are first-time Perkins Loan borrowers to sign an electronic promissory note and complete an online entrance interview. A Disclosure Statement for the Perkins Loans must be signed by all Perkins Loan recipients for 2018-2019 at the beginning of the academic year (no later than September 19) in the ESM Office of Financial Aid. Students failing to sign and complete these requirements will lose authorization to borrow Perkins funds.

Federal Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Graduate & Parent PLUS Loans

During the month of August, the ESM Office of Financial Aid will contact students to complete an online Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling Session for Federal Direct Loans through the Federal Direct Loan Servicing web site. This process must be completed before the start of classes in order to ensure accurate and timely credit of these funds to your account.

Federal Work Study

Students are responsible for finding and securing an on-campus job in order to utilize their Work Study award. Earned funds are paid directly to the student via University payroll in a bi-weekly paycheck based on hours worked. How to search for a job and other information can be found at the University of Rochester Student Employment Office website: 

Outside Grants, Awards, and Prizes

If you are receiving an outside grant, award, or prize, please notify the ESM Office of Financial Aid so that the award can be anticipated on your student account.  Checks should be forwarded to the Office of Financial Aid, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St, Rochester, NY 14604.

Payment Agreements

Payment agreements were due by June 10. All students are required to submit a payment agreement and will be unable to register for classes if an agreement is not on file. The payment agreement is submitted at If you do not know your NetID, click on “What is NetID?/Help.” On the next screen you will be prompted to set up your NetID. Please have your student ID on hand to complete this step. When prompted, please indicate that you are a matriculated student. Please type your full name in the last field, “Electronic Signature.”

Undergraduate Students on the International Two Payment Plan

You will be billed for the fall semester charges in July; payments will be due in full by September 10. You will be billed for spring semester charges in November; payments will be due in full by January 10, 2019. Arrangements to have funds available for payment should be made well in advance of each due date. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank to ensure proper crediting of your student account.  Many international students prefer to pay via wire transfer.  Wire transfers can be made through UR ePAY by selecting the International Payment method.

Billing Information

Office of the Bursar 2018-2019 Tuition and Fees

Office of the Bursar Billing Procedures

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