September 15, 2013

“If I can succeed at serving my country during a time of war, I can succeed at following my dreams at attending film school,” says NAVY Veteran and NYFA graduate, Paquita Hughes. If you served time in the United States Military, you too can follow your dreams by pursuing an education in the arts at the New York Film Academy.

NYFA, a film school synonymous with its hands-on intensive approach to learning, is honored to work with the Department of Veterans Affairs and participate in the post – 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon tuition assistance programs at both New York City and Los Angeles campuses. Recently, listed NYFA as a Top Military Friendly School.

The international school offers various degrees, 1 & 2-Year Conservatory programs and short-term workshops in a range of arts fields, including filmmaking, screenwriting, acting for film, producing, cinematography, documentary, game design and journalism.

Their Veterans Affairs Office is available to help veterans in determining VA education benefits available, assist them with post-deployment transition issues, and support their academic goals. In addition, the office organizes events for vets, such as Veteran Group Meetings, LA Dodgers games, LA Kings games, and other Veterans Appreciation Events.

It’s important to explore what’s available to you, and learn more about the benefits you’ve sacrificed and worked so hard to earn. “The GI Bill covers 100% of my expenses,” says Marines Reservist, Nick Jones, Jr. “It’s definitely a huge benefit that I cannot even begin to explain. Simply put, I wouldn’t be at NYFA pursuing my dream without it.” Sgt. Jones will graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree from NYFA in 2015.

If you have any questions about financial aid and military benefits at New York Film Academy, please contact the Office of Veterans Services at (818) 333-3558.