Veterans & Military Dependent Students

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:

NYFA does not represent that these are typical or guaranteed career outcomes. The success of our graduates in any chosen professional pathway depends on multiple factors, and the achievements of NYFA alumni are the result of their hard work, perseverance, talent and circumstances.

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

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 for more information.

New York Film Academy is institutionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001.

Listed for accreditation status on the directory of the Council for Higher Education Authority (CHEA)

Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a higher education institution.

Training For A Future in Film, Television, Media, and Entertainment

NYFA is devoted to providing the most hands-on and intensive programs in the world, including:


Acting For Film






3D Animation &
Visual Effects






Benefits, Support, and Facilities for Veterans

New York Film Academy offers the following veteran’s education benefits:

  • Our Los Angeles, New York City, and South Beach (Miami) campuses participate in the Yellow Ribbon program, and also offer a scholarship program to all qualifying students.
  • NYFA offers extensive training to our staff and faculty on how to best support student veterans.

We sincerely appreciate your interest in pursuing your dreams at New York Film Academy. Our Veterans Services team is available to assist you with all VA benefits and help you choose the program that best suits your personal and professional goals.

To inquire, please fill out the ‘Request Free Information’ form, check our FAQs, or contact our Veterans Services team at: 818-333-3558 or

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

For Post 9/11 GI Bill®️ (Ch 33) students and VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch 31) students, our tuition policy complies with 38 USC 3679(e) which means Post 9/11 and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment students will not be charged or otherwise penalized due to a delay in VA tuition and fee payments. For eligibility consideration, a Post 9/11 GI Bill student must submit a VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and a Vocational Rehabilitation Student must provide a VAF 28-1905 form.

Please note: Curriculum and projects are subject to change and may vary depending on location. Students should consult the most recently published campus catalogue for the most up to date information.

Partnership with ArmyIgnitED

New York Film Academy (NYFA) is proud to welcome Soldiers, DOD Civilians and Cadets who
have always wanted to learn about the entertainment industry.

With our new partnership with ArmyIgnitED, you are now able to utilize Tuition Assistance (TA)
to pay for your education at one of the most renowned film schools in the nation!

If you choose to utilize TA to pay for your school, here are the next steps:

1. Apply for New York Film Academy if you haven’t done so already: NYFA Application
2. Once accepted, register for your classes through NYFA’s application portal
3. Visit the ArmyIgnitED website and click “get started” to create your online profile

Once these steps are completed, you will be well on your way as a New York Film Academy
student and will be joining our growing military community.