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Scholarship amount

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I'm a senior in high school looking to go a school next year with a great sax teacher and competitve sax studio. Most of my local universities don't have full time sax teachers, good facilities, or a very good studio (if one at all). That really isn't what I want to be a part of for 4 years but I could get a full ride to most of those schools.

I have a relative who lives very near Bowling Green, OH and I was considering flying up there and auditioning since I would have a free place to stay. The round trip plane fare is $200. I'm wondering if it would even be worth the fare... I think the yearly tuition there is about $22k including out of state fees and I simply can't afford that. If I could get at least half of that paid for I might get a part time job or something so I could go to a great school like that and study under Sampen. I'm no prodigy, but a pretty good player VERY interested in getting the best education I can and being part of a great sax studio. I will be majoring in Music Ed.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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I'd recommend taking a look at the government FAFSA website. They have a calculator that can estimate how much financial aid you can expect to receive from the government and how much your parents can afford to pay for college. some prospective college's financial aid departments and see what they recommend and can tell you. If you have a solid GPA and ACT/SAT score, you could very easily qualify for thousands of dollars a year. I would not count on a music scholarship. You might get a good one at a smaller school, but they are often hard to come by or small. (Don't get me wrong, I do know people who have gotten full rides, too).
Yeah, even on an absolutely awesome audition, you're not likely to get all that much. Most of your scholarship money will come from the college itself, rather than just the music department. (they usually have certain levels, where if your GPA is ___ and your ACT is ___ you get $___).
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