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Financial Aid

Education is the most important investment you will ever make.  Education is an investment in you!  It can give you a dream career that is both personally and financially rewarding.  The challenge is, how to afford the tuition now.

Through our school sponsored programs and partnerships with financing companies and government agencies, we can help you with your tuition costs.  We encourage you to work with us to design a financial plan that helps you accomplish your educational goals.

Payment Plans

LAAFA Programs

Short Term Payment Plan

For those students needing extra time during the quarter to pay their tuition, LAAFA offers a payment plan.  Students must pay 50% of the tuition by the payment due date and submit a post-dated check or credit card number for the remaining balance plus a 2% to 5% fee, based on the payment type.  The post-dated check must be dated prior to the beginning of the fifth week of the quarter.  The student will be unable to continue in the program if all of the payment requirements are not met.

Work Exchange Program

Students may apply for College Work Exchange each quarter.  The availability of jobs varies from quarter to quarter.  Please contact the Administration Office for more information.

TFC Financing

TFC Tuition Financing

In partnership with TFC Tuition Financing, LAAFA is now offering a student loan program. Borrow up to a 100% of your school-certified tuition costs.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible.  You must meet current credit and other eligibility criteria.  Applying with a credit worthy cosigner can give you a better chance of approval and may help you get a lower interest rate.

Lower Interest Rates

  • Rates from 4.500% to 11.744%.
  • No Origination fees  and no Prepayment Penalties.

Incentives

  • Receive a 0.50% interest rate reduction while enrolled to make scheduled monthly payments by automatic checking deductions.

Please contact us by email at contactus@laafa.org or by phone at 818-708-9232 in case of any questions.

Government Programs

Government Programs

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program (VR&E)

The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs.  LAAFA is proud to be included as a post-secondary training college for their program.  To see if you are eligible to receive benefits, please visit the VR&E website for more information.

Veterans Educational Benefits

The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA) is authorized by the Department of Veterans Affairs to  enroll students in our programs for benefits under:

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
  • The Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)
  • The Dependents Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)
  • The Vocational Rehabilitation Program (Chapter 31)
  • The Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1606)
It is recommended that applications be submitted to the VA at least two months prior to the start of the enrolling quarter.

First-time students
It is recommended that eligible students submit their application for educational benefits to the VA before applying to LAAFA’s Programs.  Once you have determined your eligibility, by completing the VA online application process (VONAPP), and received your certificate of eligibility, you are ready to submit your admission paperwork to LAAFA.  Please submit:

  • Copy of your completed VONAPP Application (Form 22-1990)  – See link above
  • Copy of your Certificate of Eligibility
  • DD214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty for most recent period of active duty

The Veterans Affairs (VA)-certifying official and LAAFA must have copies of each form you submit to the VA in order to verify your status. Your admission package will not be considered without copies of the documents listed above.

Transfer students
Please submit the list below to the VA and to LAAFA in order to initiate the transfer of your benefits.

  • A copy of your Original completed Application Form
  • A new VONAPP application for VA education benefits (Form 22-1990) – See link above
  • A copy of your post-9/11 GI Bill letter from the VA
  • Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Form 22-1995)

For more information about our programs, please contact Holly Olin-Miller, hmiller@laafa.org.

For more information about the Veterans Educational Program, please visit www.http://www.gibill.va.gov or call 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).  Please be advised this line only accepts calls from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM central time, Monday – Friday and you may experience long hold times.
Other

Other Programs

Additional grants and scholarships are available through private organizations (clubs, churches, employers). Students are encouraged to investigate sources from family affiliations.

Scholarship available for students:

http://www.elizabethgreenshieldsfoundation.org/

http://www.nationalcowboymuseum.org/education/staceyfund/default.aspx

http://www.artrenewal.org/

http://www.gtionline.fdncenter.org

http://www.artdeadlineslist.com

http://www.gallerycollection.com/greetingcardscontests.htm

http://www.fastweb.com

http://www.scholarships.com