Institutional Financial Aid: How to Apply

How To Apply For Institutional Financial Aid

To ensure that tuition is affordable for prospective students, NYFA offers various forms of Institutional Financial Aid. To apply for this financial aid, students must already be accepted into NYFA. All applications/essays/ financial documents should be submitted as a single PDF to

NYFA’s Financial Aid staff can also assist you in assessing your needs and refer you to the best funding source and answer any questions related to student aid program eligibility or compliance. You can email the financial aid staff at or contact them directly by calling 818-333-3563.

Need Based Tuition

The Need Based Tuition Assistance is designed for students with financial need in order to help reduce the cost of education in New York Film Academy’s long-term programs including the One-year and Two-year Conservatory Programs as well as the AFA, BA, BFA, MA and MFA degree programs. In order to qualify, applicants must show a credible need through documentation such as income tax statements or bank statements. Applicants must also submit an essay describing their need and accomplishments.

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Talent Based Tuition

The Talent Based Tuition Award is a program designed to identify applicants with exceptional aptitude for their program of study. All Talent Based Awards are based on an applicant’s audition or portfolio and determined by the Admissions Department during the admissions process. Please contact your Enrollment Advisor for more information about the guidelines or email

Merit Based Tuition

The New York Film Academy’s Merit Based Tuition Award provides financial assistance to qualified candidates of the college’s Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts Programs. Recipients must demonstrate a history of academic achievement in addition to leadership, community service and a commitment to the arts.

In order to be eligible for a Merit Based Tuition Award, candidates must be accepted to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Applicants are evaluated based upon information provided in the admissions process including high school GPA and documentation of leadership roles, awards, community service or arts involvement.

*International Students that wish to be considered for a Merit Based Tuition Award must have academic transcripts converted by WES into a U.S. equivalent GPA.

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