2020-2021 NEC Financial Aid Appeal Form

Personal Information



The Student ID must use the format P000123456


NEC chooses to broadly distribute its scholarship resources to many students rather than concentrating awards on a few; this approach helps us support many young musicians while also assuring a consistently strong student body. 

NEC also tries to make our best offer of financial assistance in the initial award. This is part of our effort to work in partnership with you and your family in order to make an NEC education accessible. Please remember that NEC is a small, independent non-profit trying to help you gain access to an amazing, transformative process.

Thus, requests for additional funding should be based on special circumstances of which the Financial Aid Committee might be unaware. Some examples of special circumstances include: loss of income, medical bills, divorce, or the death of a parent. We do not consider the following to be special circumstances: home repairs, weddings, private school education, cost of living in the Boston area, exchange rates of foreign currencies, and major purchases, including instrument purchases.

Please note that NEC does not seek to match scholarship awards from other institutions; each school has different available resources, a different group of admitted students, and a different philosophy about how scholarship funding should be distributed. We hope that you will choose to attend the school which is the best fit for you.

We encourage you to explore all financing options as outlined in the "Financing Your NEC Education" guide on NetPartner prior to submitting an appeal.

For your protection, please do not submit documentation which may include Social Security Numbers or other sensitive, identifying information to NEC at this time. If additional information is needed, we will contact you about sending necessary documents in a secure manner.

To appeal, you must complete this form in its entirety. Results will be sent via email. 
Please Answer the Following Questions

Please describe your special circumstances in the "Personal Statement" section of this form. You should not submit documentation of these medical expenses to NEC at this time. If additional information is needed, we will contact you about sending necessary documents in a secure manner. 

Please describe your special circumstances in the "Personal Statement" section below, indicating when employment was terminated and for what reason(s). You should not submit further documentation to NEC at this time. If additional information is needed, we will contact you about sending necessary documents in a secure manner.

Please describe your extraordinary circumstances in the "Personal Statement" section below. You should not submit further documentation to NEC at this time. If additional information is needed, we will contact you about sending necessary documents in a secure manner.
Personal Statement
In order for your appeal to be considered, please write a thorough personal statement that describes the circumstances under which you are appealing. Please be complete and specific. Incomplete or vague appeals cannot be considered. Be assured that the information you provide will be held in the strictest confidence. 

You should not submit additional documentation to NEC at this time. If additional information is needed, we will contact you about sending necessary documents in a secure manner. 

Additional Funding Requested
All appeals must specify an amount of additional funding requested. Approved appeal awards generally range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Please note: home repairs, weddings, private school education, and major purchases, including instrument purchases, will not be considered as special circumstances warranting an appeal. The cost of living in the Boston area is not considered a special circumstance, nor is any reduction of resources due to changes in exchange rates of foreign currencies.

Approved appeal awards generally range from $1,000 to $5,000. Please note that requests above $5,000 are rarely granted. Students should explore all financing options outlined in the "Financing Your NEC Education" guide on NetPartner prior to submitting your appeal.

Please indicate only the additional scholarship requested beyond your current award, not a total scholarship amount.
Certification
By submitting this form, I certify that all the information provided is correct to the best of my knowledge and that I will submit the appropriate documentation. I will notify the Financial Aid Office of any changes that occur subsequent to submitting this appeal.



For your protection, please do not submit documentation which may include Social Security Numbers or other sensitive, identifying information to NEC at this time. If additional information is needed, we will contact you about sending necessary documents in a secure manner.