NYFA Institutional Tuition Assistance
Students can apply for NYFA scholarships, which are another form of institutional financial aid. Scholarships are directly applied to tuition cost and do not need to be repaid. NYFA scholarships are provided by community groups, corporate donors, or government entities; 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.
To apply for tuition assistance, students must already be accepted into NYFA. All applications, essays, and financial documents should be submitted as a single PDF to [email protected].
Talent Based Tuition Award
The Talent Based Award Scholarship is designed to identify applicants with exceptional aptitude for their program of study. Talent Based Awards are based on an applicant’s audition or creative portfolio and determined by the NYFA scholarship award committee during the admissions process. Domestic and international applicants to our 1 and 2 Year Certificate programs, AFA, BA, BFA, MA and MFA programs may apply for this award.
For more information or to learn how to apply, contact [email protected]
Need Based Tuition Assistance
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. 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 needs and accomplishments. Domestic and international applicants to our 1 and 2 Year Certificate programs, AFA, BA, BFA, MA and MFA programs may apply for this assistance.
Access the application here, and submit to [email protected].
Merit Based Tuition Award
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. 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. Domestic and International applicants to our BFA and BA programs may apply for this scholarship.
*International Students who wish to be considered for a Merit Based Tuition Award must have academic transcripts converted by WES into a U.S. equivalent GPA
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Bridge Grant
The New York Film Academy Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Bridge Grant provides financial assistance to candidates of the Master’s Degree, Bachelor Degree, Associate Degree, and One- and Two-Year Certificate Programs.
The DEI Bridge Grant is being offered to students interested in assisting NYFA to bring more diversity to its campuses. Its purpose is to build a bridge toward NYFA’s mission of creating more ethnic and socio-economic diversity by increasing awareness of this mission, and supporting visual storytellers with DEI initiatives.
To learn more, visit our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Bridge Grant page.
Matthew Modine Masters Scholarship (MFA Programs Only)
The Matthew Modine Scholarship is based on the applicant’s exhibition of exemplary purpose, creativity, and commitment to community and is awarded to NYFA’s top graduate applicants. This prestigious scholarship is awarded based on information provided during the admissions process including the applicant’s audition/portfolio, undergraduate academic performance, professional experience, narrative statement, letters of recommendation, admissions interview as well as evidence of leadership, community service and arts participation. Domestic and international applicants to our MFA Programs may apply for this scholarship. To learn more, visit our Matthew Modine Masters Scholarship page.
Federal and State Grants
First-time students can also apply for grants, which are awarded based on need and eligibility. Grants do not need to be repaid. Students are encouraged to review grant programs to help pay for educational costs.
Federal Pell Grant (Pell)
Pell Grant maximum awards change annually, please visit https://studentaid.gov/ for the current year maximum amounts. 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.
Scholarships and Grants from Other Organizations
Scholarships are gifts from donors or organizations that do not have to be repaid. Scholarships may come from a variety of sources — community groups, corporate or donors, each with its own requirement and application process. They are an excellent resource for applicants and students seeking help with the cost of their education and can help reduce the dependence on loans to cover educational costs. Applicants and students are encouraged to search and apply for as many scholarships as possible.
Free Scholarship Search Engines
Below you will find links to online scholarship search sites listing thousands of scholarships and financial aid awards.
International Students Scholarships
Please visit the Financial Aid for International Students page for more information about financial aid opportunities that may be available to International Students.
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 www.gibill.va.gov 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. To learn more, visit NYFA’s GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program page.