New York Film Academy
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New York Film Academy Financial Aid

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships are private funds that do not have to be repaid. Scholarships can come from a variety of sources -- community groups, corporate donors, or the New York Film Academy; each with its own requirements and application process. They are an excellent resource for students seeking help with the cost of their education, and can help reduce the dependence on loans to cover educational costs. Students are encouraged to search and apply for as many scholarships as possible.

The New York Film Academy is pleased to offer Need Based Tuition Discount to qualifying students. This 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 show a credible need for Need Based Tuition Discount through documentation (i.e. parents' income tax statement, if dependent; personal income tax, if independent). Additionally, applicants must submit an essay describing accomplishments and justification for consideration of NYFA's Need Based Tuition Discount.


Fax completed application to the attention of Financial Aid: Fax: 818-333-3557

Free Scholarship Search Engines
Below, you will find links to online scholarship search sites listing thousands of scholarships and financial aid awards.
          •   College Board
          •   Fastweb
          •   Finaid
          •   MACH 25
          •   IEFA International
          •   College Answer

Federal Pell Grant (Pell)
The maximum Pell Grant for 2016-2017 award year is $5,815
The Pell Grant is awarded to eligible undergraduate students who have not earned a Bachelor's or professional degree. Award amounts are based on the student's level of need and enrollment status. If the student is enrolled less than full-time, the award will be prorated. Applicants must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to begin the award review process.

Many of our programs have been approved for veterans education benefits. In addition, all those who are not fully covered by the Post-9/11 GI bill will receive a 15% discount on tuition. Please see or call 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) for information on your eligibility and how to obtain your certificate of eligibility.

Please contact our Office of Veterans Services, 818-333-3558 to confirm program approvals.

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