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Financial Aid & Tuition Assistance

NYFA Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid & Tuition Assistance

We have a variety of options for funding your studies. Our Financial Aid staff will assist you in assessing your needs and refer you to the best funding source and answer any questions related to student aid program eligibility or compliance. You can email the financial aid staff at or contact them directly by calling 818-333-3563.

For more information on the various financial aid options, please see below:


There are a variety of tuition assistance options available for qualified candidates. Our admissions specialists can help find the right option for you.

1. Need Based Tuition Assistance
  • Available to students with proven financial need to help reduce the cost of New York Film Academy's long-term programs including the One-year and Two-year Conservatory Programs as well as the AFA, BA, BFA, MA and MFA degree programs.
  • Click here for more details.
2. Talent Based Tuition Award
  • Available to selected applicants with exceptional aptitude for selected programs.
  • Click here for more details.
3. Merit Based Tuition Award
  • Available to eligible students for the college's Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts Programs.
  • Click here for more details.
4. Matthew Modine Masters Scholarship 5. Scholarships from outside organizations
  • Click here for more details on Scholarships from Outside Organizations.


  • Available to US citizens and eligible non citizens.
  • Contact us at:
    • LA campus 818-333-3558
    • NY campus 212-674-4300
    • South Beach campus 305-534-6009
    • or email us at
  • Click here for more details on Federal Financial Aid.


  • For California State Grant Programs, please click here
  • For Florida State Grant Programs, please click here
  • For New York State Grant Programs, please click here

International Students Financial Aid

  • For a list of Scholarships available to you from your country please click here.

Veteran Post-9/11 GI Bill

  • For approved programs, the Post-9/11 GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits.
  • Click here for more details on Veteran Post-9/11 GI Bill.


  • 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.
  • Domestic students should consider Federal Student Loans before applying
  • *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.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Bridge Grant

The New York Film Academy Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Bridge Grant provides financial assistance to candidates of the Master’s Degree, Bachelor Degree, Associate Degree, and One- and Two-Year Certificate Programs.

The DEI Bridge Grant is being offered to students interested in assisting NYFA to bring more diversity to its campuses. Its purpose is to build a bridge toward NYFA’s mission of creating more ethnic and socio-economic diversity by increasing awareness of this mission, and supporting visual storytellers with DEI initiatives.

While the Bridge Grant is open to all, it’s focused on recruiting those potential students who can actively advance NYFA’s DEI mission. Recipients must demonstrate the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion set forth by New York Film Academy. Candidates will exhibit exemplary purpose, creativity, and commitment to community.

Grant Awards and Amounts:
  • NYFA will reward up to 15 new Bridge Grants across its 3 U.S. campuses per year.
  • Each grant will be in the amount of $1,000 per semester for the published duration of the awardee's program.
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Grant candidates must be new, entering students who have been accepted into a long-term NYFA program at one of its 3 U.S. campuses.
  • Grant awards may not be used if awardee defers enrollment to a later semester.
  • Awardees must maintain good standing as a NYFA student in order to receive grant funding in subsequent semesters.
Award Process and Determination:
  • To be eligible for the NYFA DEI Bridge Grant, applicants must be accepted into a NYFA Master’s Degree, Bachelor Degree, Associate Degree, or One- or Two-Year Certificate Program at one of NYFA’s 3 U.S. campuses (New York, Los Angeles, or Miami).
  • Applicants must complete a DEI Bridge Grant application form.
  • Applicants must record a 2-3 minute video in which they respond to the question: “Tell us (in your video) how you, as part of our NYFA community, will help us meet our DEI goals together? Please read through the mission and definitions below.”
  • Grant application forms and recorded videos for the Summer 2023 Bridge Grant Consideration must be submitted by the published deadline of March 15th, 2023 and awardees will be announced on March 20th, 2023.
  • Grant applications will be reviewed by the NYFA DEI Grant Committee, who will select any and all Bridge Grant recipients. All grant decisions by NYFA are at its sole and absolute discretion and are final.
Click here to apply DEI Bridge Grant.

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