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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:

Applicant financial aid will be managed via a Financial Aid Checklist on the Application for Admission status page, which will be available after pre-screen decisions are communicated in December. All Fall 2022 applicants will submit the financial aid application by January 15. Applicants seeking need-based aid must submit the 2022-23 FAFSA and/or 2022-23 PROFILE by February 15.

Returning students manage the renewal aid process through Populi. Students returning in the same program must submit the renewal FAFSA annually. The priority deadline for the renewal 2022-23 FAFSA is May 1.