Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

Students are eligible to apply for financial aid and are encouraged to complete a FAFSA and apply early! Students who apply before March 1st are always eligible for more funding.


To apply for financial aid, please follow the Oakland University guidelines

You can access more OU information here

To access FAFSA, you can visit

If you have any questions, DIME is here to help you, please email or you DIME contact.

DIME Detroit

DIME is able to offer a number of full and partial scholarships for our music programs. We are committed to offer scholarships to musicians, songwriters, and entrepreneurs who are most in need.

Requirements: Students must have submitted a FAFSA and completed all requirements through our partners Office of Financial Aid. Students must complete the paper application and submit a 1000-word personal statement to be considered. 


Applebaum Fellows Scholarship Program at DIME

Do you aspire to be an entrepreneur? A leader in the industry? DIME Detroit and Applebaum Family Philanthropy are honored to offer the opportunity for DIME Detroit students to reduce student debt and gain important business and community leadership skills.

The Applebaum Fellows Scholarship program at DIME Detroit is a mentorship and scholarship program for highly motivated students interested in developing entrepreneurial business and community leadership skills. Selected fellows benefit from individual and group mentorship and entrepreneurial knowledge and experience that extends beyond their classroom studies. Fellows will also initiate a community service music project that will highlight their entrepreneurial determination and skills alongside their passion for arts, culture and music.


External Scholarships

There are hundreds of external scholarships provided by organizations that are not specifically affiliated with DIME such as charitable foundations, labor unions, memorial scholarships, your local high school, state and federal government and many others.


Work Study

Students that are interested in applying for a work-study job at DIME Detroit should get in touch with us. We typically announce Fall openings in June, and they will be posted on the website.  If you are interested in getting a work study position and earning up to $6,000 per year, call us at 313-223-1600 or email to let us know.