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We have a variety of options for funding your studies. Our Financial Aid Director, Lisa Wayne will assist you in assessing your needs and refer you to the best funding source. You can reach him at financialaid@nyfa.edu.

New York Film Academy Need Based Tuition Discount

The New York Film Academy (NYFA) is pleased to offer Need Based Tuition Discount to all qualifying students. The NYFA Need Based Tuition Discount is a needs based program designed to help reduce the student's cost of education in the New York Film Academy's one-year, two-year, AFA, BFA and MFA programs. To qualify, applicants must demonstrate the need for tuition discount through documentation (i.e. parents’ income tax statement, if dependent; personal income tax, if independent). Each individual application is reviewed by the tuition discount administrator using defined criteria that evaluates the available resources for the student’s cost of attendance at NYFA. Applicants are required to provide an essay detailing their need for tuition discount. All applications are reviewed prior to the student’s initial semester in their program of study. In the event a student receives federal student aid, all tuition discount amounts are added to the recipient’s financial aid package and included in the need determination for federal student aid programs. Tuition discount is provided to students for the duration of their program provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress.

General Application Information Required:
1) Completed Application form
2) Application Essay (1 to 2 page document discussing the student’s financial circumstances, and explaining their financial need for assistance).
3) Student Financial Documentation (all students) demonstrating annual household income. For U.S. Citizens, Tax returns are required. For international students tax return or other documentation clearly demonstrating annual income. Please note, in the event that tax returns are unavailable, the following may be used: Social Security Documents; W2 Forms; or Bank Statements.
4) Parents Financial Documentation (students under 26 years of age) demonstrating annual household income. For U.S. Citizens, Tax returns are required. For international custodial parent’s tax return or other documentation clearly demonstrating annual income. Please note, in the event that tax returns are unavailable, the following may be used: Social Security Documents; W2 Forms; or Bank Statements.

APPLY NOW! - APPLICATION FORM
Fax your completed application to:
Fax number: 212-344-4438
Attn: Financial Aid


*DISCOUNT TUITION* WORKSHOPS
• FILMMAKING WORKSHOP
  DATE:   Dec 1, 2014 - Jan 26, 2015
  TUITION:   $2,700 USD
  LOCATION:   NEW YORK CITY
LOS ANGELES, CA
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• ACTING FOR FILM WORKSHOP
  DATE:   Dec 1, 2014 - Jan 26, 2015
  TUITION:   $2,200 USD
  LOCATION:   NEW YORK CITY
LOS ANGELES, CA
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STUDENT LOANS

Many of our students use a Private Education Loan to cover both tuition and living expenses. -You must be 18 or older and have established good credit OR have a co-signer.

* If you have credit problems then you will need a co-signer; if you have good credit a co-signer will help you get a better interest rate.

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

NYFA will help process any grants or scholarships a student might find. It's not easy to find sources to fund arts education and you should expect to spend a lot of time searching (www.finaid.org reports that only 7% of U.S. students have a grant or scholarship, and that these typically total $2000 or less). Many students start the search here: www.fastweb.com. There are also some helpful books out there: Kaplan Scholarships, Peterson's Scholarships, Grants and Prizes and The Scholarship Book. These are available at most libraries and bookstores.

SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL
BACCALAUREATE HOLDERS

Holders of the International Baccalaureate are eligible for a $500 per year Tuition Grant.

Additionally, International Baccalaureate holders will receive special consideration for the Need Based Tuition Assistance grant.


Federal Financial Aid
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VETERANS

GI Bill - Funding and Veterans discount:
Our Office of Veterans Services is here to assist and inform veterans on the many programs approved for GI Bill benefits, including the Post – 9/11 GI Bill. Both the New York City and Los Angeles campuses are approved for the training of veterans and eligible persons under the provisions of the GI Bill. Those who are not fully covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill funding will receive a 15% discount on tuition. Please see www.gibill.va.gov or call 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) for information on your eligibility and how to obtain your certificate.

In New York City, the following workshops and programs are eligible: One-Year Filmmaking, One-Year Producing, One-Year Screenwriting, One-Year Animation, Eight-Week Filmmaking, Four-Week Filmmaking, Four-Week Digital Editing.

At the Los Angeles campus, most degree courses, programs and workshops are eligible for benefits. Please contact our Office of Veterans Services or visit our veterans page:

Office of Veterans Services
Phone:818-333-3558
veteran@nyfa.edu

SOME ADDITIONAL SOURCES FOR
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

UK
Professional and Career Development Loans are bank loans that learners can use to help pay for work-related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work). The Government will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. You can use the loan to pay course fees or other costs, such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support, such as grants or bursaries. Because the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, you should only consider them as an option once you have investigated all other student funding options. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit www.gov.uk/education or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Our learning provider registration number is: 9237

Sweden
Swedish Loan and Grant program www.csn.se

Australia
Dame Joan Sutherland Fund: www.americanaustralian.org/djsf/




* All MFA, BFA, BA, MA, and AFA degree programs are offered only at the New York Film Academy Los Angeles campus.
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