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Frequently Asked Questions

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You can expect notification by mid-March. Recipients will need to accept the scholarship by April 9, 2021.

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You and your family are urged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, www.fafsa.ed.gov to be considered for federal, state, and need-based institutional aid.  Please contact one of our financial aid officers at 1-800-649-0160 with any questions on that process.  The priority deadline for all financial aid applications is March 2. International students do not qualify for federal financial aid and do not need to submit the FAFSA.

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Financial aid (US Citizens and permanent residents only) and scholarships are still available from the University based on performance, ability, overall academic record, and financial need.  You and your family are urged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), www.fafsa.ed.gov by March 2 to maximize your potential aid.

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All federal, state, and private aid will be considered an addition to this Performance Scholarship up to the cost of attendance.  Any combination of tuition-based aid (University funded gift aid, Cal Grant, etc.) cannot exceed the total cost of tuition and fees.  The University of La Verne’s tuition and mandatory fees for the 2020-2021 academic year are $45,850. (2021-2022 tuition and mandatory fees have not been published.)

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To secure your acceptance to the University and your scholarship, you must confirm your attendance by submitting a  non-refundable $200 deposit in your application portal by the National deadline of May 1, 2021. However, you must confirm whether you will accept the Performance Scholarship in writing by the deadline date, April 9, 2021. Applicants can receive only one type of La Verne scholarship. A student who accepts the Performance Scholarship will not receive the Merit Scholarship that was awarded upon admittance to La Verne. Scholarships are not held for applicants after the deadline date.

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We are not just looking for talent in your performance area.¬† We look at the whole person–your talent, preparation, and potential, as well as your ability to contribute to a learning community and the success of others in the program.

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Students applying for the Performance Scholarship in Art or Theatre are required to major in that discipline.  Other departments in which the scholarship is awarded can major or minor in those areas. All recipients must be active and participate in that department’s performance activities, and must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to remain in good academic standing to renew the performance scholarship.

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Many people, especially parents, are weary of their children pursuing a major in the arts.  We encourage both student and parents to consider the degree in any major, an opportunity to learn basic reading, writing, thinking and relating skills that go far beyond a limited set of skills in any given profession.  A degree from the University of La Verne prepares you for a successful future.

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The schedule below outlines the tentative dates for the Performance Scholarship.

January 10, 2021 – All materials for admission and the Performance Scholarship are due.

February 8-19, 2021 – Departments will contact select candidates to schedule a virtual audition.

February 22-27, 2021 – Virtual auditions take place.

March 15, 2021- Recipients notified by Dean’s Office.

April 9, 2021 – Recipient award acceptance deadline.