Affording a CIM Education

Financial aid at the Cleveland Institute of Music is merit-based, need informed. Aid packages may include scholarships and grants, work-based awards, and loans available through federal and state governments as well as private sources. While CIM may not be able to meet the needs of all students, nearly all receive some level of scholarship support and we work hard to allow attending CIM a possibility for every admitted student who wishes to enroll.

Finding your financial aid information:

NetPartner is CIM's online Financial Aid system for admitted and returning students.

Applicants will work through a financial aid checklist on their application status page. After completing the CIM application, the CIM Financial Aid team will follow-up with further instructions and requirements in December. Fall 2021 applicants will submit the CIM Financial Aid application (available after pre-screen decisions have been communicated) by January 15 and the 2021-22 FAFSA and/or 2021-22 PROFILE, as applicable, by February 1, 2021.

Returning students in the same program need to submit the renewal FAFSA if they wish to be considered for any federal aid each subsequent year, annually, as all federal aid eligibility is year-specific