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New York Film Academy Veterans
Medal of Honor Recipient Col. Jack Jacobs Chair NYFA Veterans Program Veteran students film and act in an original desert scene A veteran student holds a clapboard on set

Overview of Veterans Benefits

The New York Film Academy has Veteran Affairs offices at its LA, NYC, and South Beach locations. For additional information or to make an appointment, please contact the LA veterans office at +1 818-333-3558, the NYC veterans office at +1 212-966-3488 or the South Beach veterans office at +1 305 534-6009 or email at


The New York Film Academy (NYFA) has been privileged to enroll more than 1000 veteran students at our campuses in New York City, NY; Los Angeles, California and South Beach, FL., since 2009. The Los Angeles and South Beach campuses also participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program which allows eligible veterans and dependents in many cases the opportunity to go to school for tuition and fee free. The honorable Colonel Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor recipient and on-air military strategist for NBC/MSNBC, is the Chair of the NYFA Veterans Advancement Program.

NYFA’s Veterans Advancement Program has been able to bring unique opportunities to its veteran students. Examples of these include providing veteran students the opportunity to work on the production of the New York City Veterans’ Day Parade in collaboration with the United War Veterans Council (UWVC). Students enrolled in filmmaking and cinematography programs were able to film interviews, segments, advertisements, and the live Veterans' Day parade.

Veteran students worked with LA Mayor Garcetti on his 10,000 strong hiring initiative by filming the monumental event. This event was held in celebration of Mayor Garcetti’s one-year anniversary of the launch of the 10,000 Strong Hiring Initiative. The initiative was created to connect veterans with employers seeking to hire former service members. The New York Film Academy received a Certificate of Appreciation from Mayor Garcetti on behalf of the city of Los Angeles and its residents for delivering our media services. These specific opportunities provided many of the veteran students with their first taste of working on professional productions.

Several award-winning actors including Joe Mantegna, Stephen Lang and Joe Lisi have joined the New York Film Academy to support our veterans program and veteran students.

Veterans Education Benefits – GI Bill®

The New York Film Academy welcomes all military service members, veterans and their family members to our campus community. Your life experiences and sacrifices contribute to our educational environment and support our commitment to serving the newest generation of veterans. On behalf of the New York Film Academy, thank you for your service.

Our Office of Veterans Services is here to assist and inform veterans on the many programs approved for GI Bill benefits, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Our New York City, Los Angeles, and South Beach campuses are approved for the training of veterans and eligible persons under the provisions of the GI Bill. For more information please see

Those who enroll into any of our Conservatory, Undergraduate, and Graduate programs that are not fully covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill funding will receive a 15% discount on tuition. Contact a NYFA Veteran support representative at for more information.

Additionally, dependents of military service members who enroll into any of the Academy’s “teen” or “kids” summer camps will receive a 10% discount on tuition. The summer camp programs are not approved for GI bill benefits.

Training for a Future in Film, Television and Entertainment Media

The New York Film Academy is an accredited and certified Military Friendly School devoted to providing the most hands on and intensive programs in the world, including:

• Filmmaking
• Acting
• Producing
• Screenwriting
• 3D Animation
• Photography
• Documentary Filmmaking
• Game Design
• Cinematography
• Musical Theatre
• Graphic Design
• Illustration
• Broadcast Journalism
• Digital Editing

Joe Mantegna at the New York Film Academy

BENEFITS, Support and Facilities for Veterans

In addition, to having a dedicated Office of Veterans Services in New York City, Los Angeles, and South Beach, the New York Film Academy offers the following veteran’s education benefits:

  • Our Los Angeles and South Beach campuses participate in the Yellow Ribbon program, and also offer a Tuition Discount program to all qualifying students.
  • Our faculty has been educated on how to best support student veterans.
  • We have an active student veteran organization in NYC, LA, and South Beach.
We sincerely appreciate your interest in pursuing your dreams at the New York Film Academy. Our Veterans Services team is available to assist you with all of your VA benefits and choose the program that best suits your personal and professional goals.

To inquire, please fill out the ‘Request Free Information’ form, check our FAQs, or contact our Veterans Services team at: 818-333-3558 or

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

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