New York Film Academy (NYFA) Scholarships

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The New York Film Academy was founded by veteran producer Jerry Sherlock in 1992, who produced such classics as "The Hunt for the Red October". Encouraged by friends of his who wanted to send their children to film school, but found the prices too costly, Sherlock designed a school that was not only affordable, but more importantly, was founded on the principle of learning by doing.

The New York Film Academy understands that studying in the United States is a big financial commitment for many families. Please review this page for a variety of options including "Need Based Discounts" that the New York Film Academy offers to international students.

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Scholarship for International Baccalaureate Holders
Holders of the International Baccalaureate are eligible for a $500 per year Tuition Grant.

New York Film Academy Need Based Tuition Discount
The New York Film Academy (NYFA) is pleased to offer a Need Based Tuition Discount to all qualifying students. This discount is a program designed to help reduce a student's cost of education in the New York Film Academy's one-year, two-year, AFA, BA, BFA, MA, and MFA programs.

To qualify, applicants must demonstrate the need for tuition discount through documentation (i.e. parents’ income tax statement, if dependent; personal income tax, if independent). Each individual application is reviewed by the tuition discount administrator using defined criteria that evaluates the available resources for the student’s cost of attendance at NYFA.

Applicants are required to provide an essay detailing their need for the tuition discount. All applications are reviewed prior to the student’s initial semester in his or her program of study. In the event a student receives federal student aid, all tuition discount amounts are added to the recipient’s financial aid package and are included in the need determination for federal student aid programs. The tuition discount is provided to students for the duration of their program provided that students maintain satisfactory academic progress.

In addition, there are also scholarships and financial support for students coming from a particular country.


All applicants to New York Film Academy programs and workshops must have a high school diploma or acceptable equivalent by the time of the course start date. There is no minimum GPA required; however, students must speak English and express a serious desire to explore the art and craft of visual storytelling. Applicants will be interviewed in English by an Admissions Committee member by phone or in person.

All applicants must possess the drive and commitment necessary to complete a rigorous, total immersion program. They must be able to communicate well and work collaboratively with others in an artistic environment. Each program requires different Supplemental Materials.


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