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Financial Aid

We have a variety of options for funding your studies. Our Financial Aid Director, Brian Koplow, will assist you in assessing your needs and refer you to the best funding source. You can reach him at

Need Based Grant
The New York Film Academy is pleased to offer Need Based Grant to qualifying students. This is an institutional based grant to help pay for a portion of the student's cost of education in the New York Film Academy's one-year, two-year, AFA, BFA and MFA programs. To qualify, applicants must show a credible need for the Need Based Grant through documentation (i.e. parents’ income tax statement, if dependent; personal income tax, if independent). Additionally, applicants must submit an essay describing accomplishments and justification for consideration of NYFA's Need Based Grant. Students interested in workshops contact Brian Koplow at

Student Loans
Many of our students use a Private Education Loan to cover both tuition and living expenses. -You must be 18 or older and have established good credit OR have a co-signer.

If you have credit problems then you will need a co-signer; if you have good credit a co-signer will help you get a better interest rate.

Grants and Scholarships
NYFA will help process any grants or scholarships a student might find. It's not easy to find sources to fund arts education and you should expect to spend a lot of time searching ( reports that only 7% of U.S. students have a grant or scholarship, and that these typically total $2000 or less). Many students start the search here: There are also some helpful books out there: Kaplan Scholarships, Peterson's Scholarships, Grants and Prizes and The Scholarship Book. These are available at most libraries and bookstores.