We understand that the question of how much financial aid California State University, Sacramento can award a particular student is an extremely important one. However, financial aid, whether merit and/or need based, cannot be offered until after a student has completed the application and audition process, and has been accepted. Note that our admissions decisions are made independently of financial aid decisions; applicants are not judged by their financial standing.
Entrance auditions or fall juries serve as scholarship auditions for the following academic year. Entrance audition must be completed by the February audition date to be considered for the following academic year. Auditions completed after the February audition date will not be considered for scholarship purposes. Freshmen must have earned an overall accumulated 3.0 GPA from high school. Transfer students need an overall accumulated 3.0 GPA from previous college.
The Department offers many scholarships for highly meritorious performance during auditions. Woodwind players have the opportunity to audition and perform in the George Liberace Wind Quintet. The Liberace Wind Quintet is funded by a generous grant from the Liberace Foundation.