Diller-Quaile administers a need based financial assistance program for those who qualify. The first step to applying for financial aid is to complete a Diller-Quaile School of Music application and check “Yes” where it asks if you would like to receive information about need-based financial aid. There is a required application fee of $60 per applicant, per year.

Diller-Quaile requires all families to complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and upload all supporting documents including both parent/guardians signed 2016 federal tax return to the Student & School Services (SSS) by NAIS school portal. Financial aid awards are subject to the availability of funds; therefore, please submit your information as soon as possible. If you have technical questions, or need assistance in another language, please contact SSS directly (SSS phone # 1-800-344-8328)

Priority is given to returning students, and students who apply by the required dates.

Financial Aid Deadlines:

Early Childhood Dept. Financial Aid Application Due Dates:

New students must submit all required documentation at the time of enrollment.

Returning students currently receiving financial aid and returning students applying for aid for the first time must submit all required documentation by April 30, 2017.

Instrumental and Vocal Dept. Financial Aid Application Due Dates:

New students must submit all required documentation at the time of their interview.

Returning students currently receiving financial aid or returning students applying for aid for the first time must submit all required documentation by April 30, 2017.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) ABOUT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Q: Does the School offer financial assistance?

A: Yes, the School administers a financial assistance program for families or adult students with limited financial means. Financial Aid amounts are based on proven need as documented by both parents and/or guardians. Financial Aid Amounts are subject to the availability of funds; therefore, please submit your information as soon as possible. Priority is given to returning students and students who apply by the specified deadlines.

Note: we cannot process any financial aid applications without the tax returns or proof of lack of income from both parents and/or guardians. Not supplying this information in time may disqualify your child from being eligible to receive financial aid.

Q: I’m a new student. Can I apply for need-based financial aid?

A: Yes. To begin the financial aid application process, check “Yes” on the school’s enrollment application form where it asks if you would like to receive information about need-based financial aid. There is a required application fee of $60 per applicant, per year. We will then send you a letter and email outlining the next steps to complete your financial aid application (submit PFS online, upload supporting financial documents).

Q: I’m a returning student and received aid last year. Do I need to re-apply?

A: Yes, you must apply for need-based aid for any year in which aid is being requested.

Q: What documentation will I need to submit to apply for need-based financial aid

A: All families must complete the “Parents’ Financial Statement,” or PFS, online to sssbynais.org and upload a signed copy of both parents’ and/or guardians’ 2016 Federal tax return to the SSS website. If you have questions, or need assistance in another language, please contact SSS (SSS phone # 1-800-344-8328)

Q: I have already applied for financial aid to my child’s other school/s. Do I need to complete the “PFS” form online again for Diller-Quaile?

A: No. However, you must request that SSS forward a summary to Diller-Quaile. Diller-Quaile’s SSS code number is 2847.

 Q: When can I expect to hear about financial aid awards?

A: The School will begin notifying financial aid applicants in August.

If you have questions regarding need-based financial assistance, please contact the School at 212-369-1484.