The audition used for acceptance to the Conservatory is also used for award consideration. About 40% of our music majors receive awards. The recipients will be notified by email beginning in March. Awards are granted on the basis of outstanding musical and academic achievement and leadership potential in the Conservatory. Awards may be combined and actual amounts usually range from $8,000 - $30,000 (over four years). For renewable awards, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and maintain full time enrollment in a Bachelor of Music or Music Education degree program. The majority of the financial aid at Wheaton is need based. Parents need to fill out the FAFSA form and also a Wheaton College form. For more information, contact the Financial Aid office directly at Financial Aid or at 800.362.2674.