Federal Financial Aid: How to Apply

How To Apply For Federal Financial Aid at NYFA

Register for a Federal Student Aid Identification (FSA ID) and password with the U.S. Dept. of Education at The New York Film Academy, we try to keep the financial aid application process as simple as possible. Yet, it is still a process that generates many questions on the part of prospective students and their families. The steps below will take you through the “typical” application process. Be sure to contact staff in the financial aid office at [email protected] with any questions you may have.

1. To register for a Federal Student Aid Identification (FSA ID) and password with the U.S. Dept. of Education please use the following Direct Link to the FAFSA. If your parent’s information is used in applying for financial aid, one parent should also register for a FSA ID.

2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It’s the first step and is required for all the New York Film Academy aid programs. The FAFSA is available online Direct Link to the FAFSA.

The FAFSA code for The New York Film Academy is 041188.

Submit the FAFSA as soon after October 1st as possible, the FAFSA application will provide the opportunity to import all Federal tax information for you and your parents. If you are unable to import your Federal tax information, please contact the financial aid office for assistance.

3. Watch for an email from the U.S. Department of Education that will have a link to your Student Aid Report (SAR) which should arrive a few days after you submit the FAFSA online. If necessary, submit corrections (for example, income or tax information) as instructed on the SAR.

4. Investigate other sources of aid. These sources include scholarships from community, labor and service organizations, among others. Keep a file of records and copies of applications for future reference. Keep your financial aid award letters.

5. Contact The financial aid office for answers and advice. The hours of operation are from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday.

6. Remember, to receive financial aid you must be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program and maintain good academic standing. Financial aid funds may be used only for education-related expenses. For most programs, you must be registered at least half-time. You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

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