New International Applicants Applying for Scholarship

New International Citizens

Financial Aid Application Deadline: March 1st 

Applying for institutional scholarships is easy.  All incoming international students are required to complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE – All new international students.
    • The CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is the application to receive institutional scholarships. 
  • Scholarship History Form – Complete this if you attended and received scholarship assistance from a previous College or University.

Financial Aid Process and Procedures

The financial aid process can be intimidating, especially when you have no idea where you are in the process, what else needs to be completed, or when you will find anything out. This section is to help you understand the financial aid process and time frame from start to finish.

Complete the Application

Prior to March 1, the financial aid application priority deadline, be sure to complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE. Before you actually start to complete the application, be sure to have your and your parent’s prior year’s tax information easily accessible. Complete the appropriate application based on your start date for the fall semester of the upcoming school year. 

Have questions during the completion process?

Tips for completing the online application

  • Make sure you list Manhattan School of Music on the application; otherwise we will not receive the completed application.
  • Make sure to electronically sign and fully submit the application.
  • Even if your taxes are not finalized by March 1complete the application using estimated income. It is better to have estimated data than no data at all.

If you are worried that you made a mistake or filled out something incorrectly, please contact the Office of Financial Aid and we will check on your application for you. Please allow 3-4 business days after you submit your application for processing before we will receive it.

Review of the Applications

During the month of March the Office of Financial Aid is completing a review of your financial aid application. It is during this time that we are analyzing the information to determine your financial aid.This process is done simultaneously with the Admissions acceptance process. Financial Aid results become available at the same time as Admissions results (typically April 1 of each year).

Getting Ready for the School Year

We have now made our decisions and are ready to attend MSM.  Now what do we do?

All you have to do to is return to the Office of Financial Aid a signed copy of the Financial Aid Notification Letter that will have been emailed to you to accept the types, amounts, and conditions of your financial aid awards.

Financial Aid on My Bill

Financial Aid will only be applied to your bill if we have received your signed Financial Aid Notification Letter. Your financial aid will be posted as "Anticipated" financial aid on your student Billing Worksheet found at> College Student> My Info.

Please...ask questions about anything you do not understand about any part of our application process or your financial aid. We understand that the scholarship/financial aid process can be, at times, frustrating and intimidating. We want to assist and support you from start to finish. It is our goal to make applying for scholarship and financial aid as pleasant and painless as possible. If you have suggestions or comments, or if you experience problems, please call our office at 917-493-4809. Financial Aid counselors are available to assist you.