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.