<p>When you audition is there anyway to say, don't pick me unless I can get a scholarship for this program?
I really would love to audition at carnegie mellon, but I know we don't have the money for it! I used to be like, well if i got into a good school like this, my parents would pay. But, working on my apps this weekend, my parents said it couldn't happen.
Does anyone have a website for lots of musical theatre scholarships.
Thanks, I know that all wasn't worded nicely.</p>

<p>well, can't you audition and see what sort of aid package you get? If it doesn't work out, sometimes you can haggle for more aid..and if not you can choose not to attend. </p>

<p>je sais pas.</p>

<p>Yeah, I don't think I'll get any aid... at my college now, I got none.
We'll see though, because that school and other schools are more expensive than here (ECU).</p>

<p>Yeah, by the way... I'm planning to transfer into a better musical theatre program. Hopefully it'll work out.</p>

<p>There are a number of threads on this forum which deal with aid -- both merit (talent and or academic) and need-based. Do a search and you will find them. </p>

<p>Relative to CMU, if I recall correctly the school makes it very clear in some of its literature that it is unlikely to have much need based funds leftover after it gives priority for money to early admissions people. I am not sure how it works with the "talent" awards, except to the extent that we did hear last year of a boy (naturally a boy) who they liked so much that they offered a full scholarship on the spot ast his audition. And of course CMU is one of the most expensive programs. </p>

<p>I think it is appropriate at any interview type settings you have to ask about financial aid, but don't go into the audition itself with that on the agenda. </p>

<p>You should plan on filling out all the financial aid forms that go along with any of the schools you apply to. You never know. (These forms usually relate to the need-based, the merit/talent ones usually do not require a special application.) Specifically, the ETS form (educational testing service) form if you fill it out now with estimated numbers it can give you an estimate of a possible award. The FAFSA does not get filled out until after Jan. 1. Remember that with the ETS there is no guarantee that a school will give you what the ETS report suggests you are eligible for. But it gives you a sense of what you might get. Without passing scrutiny on one or both of these forms, you will probably not get need-based aid. And if you get into the program with a need-based award you are in position to try to negotiate for more. </p>

<p>As you plan things, realize there is a great range in the total price of MT schools.</p>