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NYFA Insurance Plan

All incoming and continuing students attending long-term programs are required to have health insurance for the duration of their course of study. Long-term students will be automatically billed and enrolled in the New York Film Academy Student Health Insurance Plan (NYFASHIP).

Costs for student health insurance coverage will be billed to students’ accounts at the start of each term enrollment period. Enrollment periods typically coincide with semester start dates. For New York students attending programs with semesters spanning two enrollment periods, students’ accounts will be billed twice per semester or once per each 16-week enrollment period.

Please refer to the Rate Chart* below for information on costs of NYFASHIP coverage.

Los Angeles and South Beach


New Students and Students Returning After an Extended Leave
Annual
(8/30/2020-9/14/2021)
Fall
(8/30/2020-1/16/2021)
Spring
(1/17/2021-5/08/2021)
Summer
(5/09/2020-9/14/2021)
$2562.00 $938.00 $756.00 $868.00

*Rates include term premiums and a NYFA administrative fee per term.

Continuing Students
Annual
(8/30/2020-9/14/2021)
Fall
(8/30/2020-1/16/2021)
Spring
(1/17/2021-5/08/2021)
Summer
(5/09/2020-9/14/2021)
$2459.00 $835.00 $756.00 $868.00

*Rates include term premiums and a NYFA administrative fee per term.

NEW YORK


New Students and Students Returning After an Extended Leave
Annual
(8/30/2020-9/14/2021)
Fall
(8/30/2020-1/16/2021)
Spring
(1/17/2021-5/08/2021)
Summer
(5/09/2020-9/14/2021)
$2466.00 $906.00 $725.00 $835.00

*Rates do not include NYFA administrative term fees for Fall, Spring, and Summer of $32, $31, and $31, respectively.
Annual
(8/30/2020-9/14/2021)
Fall
(8/30/2020-1/16/2021)
Spring
(1/17/2021-5/08/2021)
Summer
(5/09/2020-9/14/2021)
$2363.00 $803.00 $725.00 $835.00

*Rates do not include NYFA administrative term fees for Fall, Spring, and Summer of $32, $31, and $33, respectively, equaling an annual administrative fee of $96.

Students who do not wish to purchase NYFASHIP may waive out of NYFASHIP enrollment by submitting proof of comparable insurance and participating in the online waiver request process. Proof of comparable insurance is to be sent to Aetna through the waiver portal. NYFA does not accept or process waiver requests.

Waiver Process


The instructions that follow apply to FALL 2020 students ONLY. Students enrolling in later programs will be invited to participate in the waiver process approximately one month prior to their program start dates.

THE WAIVER REQUEST PORTAL WILL BE OPEN JULY 25, 2020 THROUGH OCTOBER 1, 2020. WAIVER REQUESTS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED OR PROCESSED OUTSIDE OF THE THIS TIME PERIOD WHEN THE WAIVER PORTAL IS OPEN.

IF YOU HAVE COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE AND IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE ENROLLED IN THE NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN (NYFASHIP), YOU MUST SUBMIT AN ONLINE WAIVER REQUEST BETWEEN JULY 25, 2020 AND OCTOBER 1, 2020. IF YOU HAVE COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE, AND YOU DO NOT SUBMIT A WAIVER REQUEST THROUGH THE WAIVER REQUEST PORTAL DURING THE TIME PERIOD NOTED ABOVE, YOU WILL BE ENROLLED IN NYFASHIP FOR THE DURATION OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR AND RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF FEES FOR HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE, 8/30/020-9/14/2021 (NEW STUDENTS AND STUDENTS RETURNING FROM EXTENDED LEAVE) OR 9/15/2020-9/14/2021 (CONTINUING STUDENTS).

STUDENTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT A WAIVER REQUEST BETWEEN JULY 25, 2020 AND OCTOBER 1, 2020 AND STUDENTS WHOSE WAIVER REQUESTS HAVE BEEN DENIED WILL BE ENROLLED IN NYFASHIP AND RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF FEES FOR HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE, 8/30/020-9/14/2021 (NEW STUDENTS AND STUDENTS RETURNING FROM EXTENDED LEAVE) OR 9/15/2020-9/14/2021 (CONTINUING STUDENTS).

Upon completion of the waiver process, students will receive an email from Aetna confirming that their request and information have been received for review. Aetna will provide a follow-up email notifying students if their waiver requests have been approved or declined. If declined, insurance charges will remain on students’ accounts. If approved, charges for NYFASHIP coverage will be removed (or refunded) from students’ accounts. Students who successfully waive out of NYFASHIP coverage will not be billed for subsequent semesters until Fall 2021, the start of a new academic year and a new annual enrollment period. Students who graduate from their programs before Fall 2021 will not be billed for term coverage if they are graduated from NYFA before the start date of a Fall, Spring, or Summer enrollment periods.

Students who elect to enroll in NYFASHIP and students whose waiver requests have been declined will be billed for term enrollment costs, per the rate chart noted above, for Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. For these students, once the charges for insurance coverage are applied, they cannot be reversed.



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