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Financial Aid

Temple University’s tuition rates reflect a subsidy from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The difference in base tuition between Temple and other institutions should be considered when comparing financial aid offers from colleges.

Student Financial Services | FAFSA | Student Employment

Undergraduate Applicants

All undergraduate applicants to the Boyer College will be considered for Boyer (Music or Dance) Scholarships and University Academic Scholarships. No separate application is required. Scholarship monies do not cover Room and Board costs and additional fees. Scholarships are typically available to students entering in the fall semester only.  For more information regarding academic scholarships, click here.


Graduate Applicants: Graduate Assistantships | Fellowships | Tuition Scholarships | Performance Grants

Graduate students in the Boyer College of Music and Dance may apply for the following types of financial aid. Unless otherwise noted, awards are open to both master’s and doctoral students. All awards are highly competitive and presume a background of academic and artistic excellence. Applications for these awards may be made by completion of the application form. Applications for awards listed above should be addressed to Dr. Edward Flanagan, Associate Dean, Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

The application deadline is March 1, with the exception of Fellowships. Nominations for fellowships are made by the department; applicants must be fully admitted to the University by February 1. Awards are usually determined by April 15 and are made only after a student has been fully accepted into the Graduate School and into a specific graduate program.

All graduate applicants to the Dance Department may apply for a graduate assistantship by selecting the appropriate box on their supplemental dance program application form. Qualified applicants who meet the application deadline will be invited for a teaching audition, which involves teaching a class for dance majors or general education students on Monday or Tuesday following the general audition/interview day. Applicants will be contacted after their audition/interview if they are being invited to audition for a teaching assistantship.

Tuition Scholarships are available for Professional Studies Certificate students; however, Graduate Assistantships, including Teaching Assistantships, Academic Internships, and Research Assistantships are not available. 

Graduate Assistantships: Teaching Assistantships, Academic Internships, Research Assistantships

Music Assistantship Application (.pdf) attachment

Awards are open to full-time graduate students only. Based largely upon the quality of the student's undergraduate record and experience, these awards include full tuition remission, a cash stipend per year, and health insurance. Partial awards of ¼, ½, and ¾ of the full amount are also awarded. Recipients teach or render comparable service to the school.

Assistantships are available in Aural Theory, Choral Conducting, Computer Music Synthesis, Marching Band, Music Education, Music History, Music Therapy, Opera, Piano Accompanying, and Performance (Keyboard, Instrumental, and Voice).


Temple University offers a limited number of fellowships to support outstanding students in doctoral or terminal degree programs. Self-nomination is not permitted. Nominations for fellowships are submitted by the department/program only. Awards are open to full-time doctoral students only, or students currently in the master's program who have completed 18 credits and are expected to enter doctoral programs within the same department immediately after receiving the master's degree.

Fellowships typically provide support, including a stipend and tuition, for four years. (Shorter terms apply for those enrolled in a non-doctoral terminal degree program.) Often, the fellowship recipient is supported for the first two years with no service required or permitted. For the remaining period, fellowship recipients are required to perform up to 20 hours per week of service as a teaching assistant or research assistant.

Presidential Fellowships are the most prestigious awards. Competition is reserved for only the most outstanding candidates.

University Fellowships are awarded to outstanding incoming graduate students. These awards are intended to support students who demonstrate outstanding potential for success in their chosen fields.

Future Faculty Fellowships are intended to attract outstanding students to Temple University and to diversify the professoriate. Candidates are newly admitted graduate students from underrepresented groups in the applicant's discipline who show exceptional leadership and/or have overcome significant obstacles in pursuing an academic career.

Tuition Scholarships

For full or partial tuition, awards are based upon the quality of the candidate's academic record and experience, and the availability of funds.

Performance Grants

Typically for approximately $600 to $1,000 in tuition remission per semester, these awards are based upon an audition for the various performing groups.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA
Temple University offers federal, state and institutional need-based financial aid to students who qualify. For consideration, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by the priority deadline of March 1st.

Temple's Undergraduate Code is 003371 (Main Campus).

Temple's Graduate Code is E00349 (Main Campus).

Student Employment

There are numerous positions available throughout the Boyer College of Music and Dance, and the University. For information regarding applying for positions within the Boyer College, please go to the Presser Hall Main Office for music-related positions, and the Dance Main Office in 1700 N. Broad for dance-related positions.

If you are seeking work-study funds, before seeking a position, a student must receive an award letter with a work-study award. If an employer hires a student without confirming the student’s eligibility for Federal Work-Study, the employer will be responsible for all wages the student has earned. Work-Study jobs are available at both on-campus and off-campus locations. Visit the Work Study Job Bank.

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