Veterans & Military Dependent Education Benefits at NYFA
The New York Film Academy (NYFA) has been privileged to enroll approximately 3,000 veteran and military-dependent students at our campuses in New York City, Los Angeles, and South Beach since 2009. All three domestic campuses participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which allows eligible veterans and dependents the opportunity to attend school. The Honorable Colonel Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor recipient and on-air military strategist for NBC/MSNBC, is the Chair of the NYFA Veterans Advancement Program. Retired Command Sergeant Major Chris Moore is the Director of Veterans Services.
NYFA’s Division of Veterans Services (DVS) has been able to bring unique opportunities to its veteran students while supporting many veteran communities external to the College. Examples of these include panel discussions and workshops with the Casting Society of America (CSA), the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC), and the Wounded Warriors Project. NYFA’s DVS also engages with U.S. military installations around the world including The Defense Information School (DINFOS) at Fort Meade.
Additionally, The New York Film Academy was privileged to host the Writers Guild Foundation (WGF) Veterans Writing Retreat at the Los Angeles Campus. NYFA’s media content team and an all-veteran student crew filmed the event, which provided the vet students studying Filmmaking, Documentary, and Producing at NYFA with the valuable hands-on experience of working a large-scale production. The DVS has partnered with Veterans in Media & Entertainment to host exclusive workshops for veterans interested in the entertainment industry.
NYFA’s DVS collaborates with Hire Heroes USA (HHUSA) to host daylong exclusive employment workshops for NYFA’s veteran students that provide important skills and knowledge to support them post-graduation. The DVS has been honored to work with major Hollywood studios including Lionsgate, Voltage Pictures, Mar Vista Entertainment, and many others to provide internship and employment opportunities to veteran students. For veteran students studying in the College’s Broadcast Journalism Program– based at NYFA’s NYC Campus — the opportunities have included visits to major media studios, internships on TV productions, and internships with Department’s in the NYC Government including the New York City Department of Veterans Services.
Several award-winning actors including Adam Driver, Joe Mantegna, Stephen Lang and Joe Lisi have joined the New York Film Academy to support our veterans program and veteran students.
Additional information about NYFA’s Veterans Services on these pages:
Veterans Education Benefits – GI BILL®
Our Division of Veterans Services (DVS) is here to assist and inform veterans on the many programs approved for GI Bill benefits, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Our New York City, Los Angeles, and South Beach campuses are approved for the training of veterans and eligible persons under the provisions of the GI Bill. For more information please see www.gibill.va.gov.
Those who enroll into any of our Certificate, Undergraduate, and Graduate programs that are not fully covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill funding may qualify to receive a 15% discount on tuition. Application fees are also waived. Contact a NYFA Veteran support representative at [email protected] for more information.
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Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a higher education institution.