Returning to Campus

Find CIM’s plan for fall 2020, learn about the safety measures in place and access resources at

Affording a CIM Education

Financial aid at the Cleveland Institute of Music may include scholarships and grants, work-based programs, and loans available through federal and state governments as well as private sources. While CIM may not be able to meet the financial need of all students, we do all we can to make attending CIM a possibility.

Finding your financial aid information

NetPartner is CIM's online Financial Aid system for both new and returning students. This site will be the main reference point once a student has formally applied to CIM. Applicants typically receive their NetPartner login details in mid or late December.

After completing the CIM application, applicants must submit the Financial Aid application. The CIM Financial Aid team will then follow-up with further instructions and requirements. The CIM Financial Aid application, 2020-21 FAFSA and/or 2020-21 PROFILE, as applicable, are due by February 1, 2020 for current applicants.

Returning students in the same program only need to submit the annual FAFSA if they wish to be considered for any federal aid for that year, as all federal aid eligibility is year-specific.