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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 +1 305-534-7842 or email at

We are proud to serve military veterans and their families in their pursuit of a world-class, hands-on filmmaking education. We offer many different programs that are approved for the GI Bill®, military friendly policies, and have a dedicated Office of Veterans Services in New York City, Los Angeles, and South Beach, Florida.


  • Hands-on, in-the-field learning.
  • Mission-based, “squad-sized” projects with professional hierarchy.
  • Training for Practical Careers in the Media Industry.
  • NYFA Veteran Advancement Program: Includes Intern & Job Placement initiatives.
  • NYFA Special Speakers Series: Medal of Honor Recipient Colonel Jack Jacobs, General Sutton, and Industry Professionals related to Vets.
  • NYFA Veteran Student Association offers opportunities, counseling services, and career networking.
  • Intensive accelerated One-, Two-, and Three-Year Programs teach professional skills, which enable a Fast Transition to pursuing work in the field.
  • NYFA accepts partial undergraduate credit through military training for some BFA and AFA programs.

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

Veterans Education Benefits – GI Bill®

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.

Those who are not fully covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill funding will receive a 15% discount on tuition. Additionally, dependents of military servicemembers who enroll into any of the Academy’s teen or tween camps will receive a 10% discount on tuition. Please see or call 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) for information on your eligibility.

The Yellow Ribbon Program

In addition to the benefits provided by the GI Bill, the New York Film Academy is also a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which is designed to make additional funds available to qualifying veteran students.

As a private degree-granting institution, NYFA participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program as it provides supplementary funds for private schools, like NYFA, not fully covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. To qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program, one must be a veteran at the 100% benefit level of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

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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