Financial Aid

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We want to help make your Academy experience affordable. Federal Aid is available to those who qualify

Make Your Broadcasting Career Dreams a Reality

We understand that career training is a large investment in your future. It is commitment both time-wise and financially, and for many people, it would not be possible without some sort of financial assistance.

At the Academy of Radio and Television Broadcasting, we believe that everyone who has potential in our industry should have the chance to build the skills and confidence they need to enjoy a career in broadcasting. Because of that, we will work with you every step of the way to find the financial aid options that will help you make your dreams a reality.

We accept scholarships, private loans, credit cards, and other forms of financial assistance. For many students, federal aid or veteran’s benefits have also made school affordable to them. Federal aid and veteran’s benefits are available for those who qualify.

Federal Aid options that may apply to you include:

Pell Grant

Money given to you by the Federal Government to help you pay for your tuition. Since these are grants, they do not have to be repaid.

Qualifications & Terms

Pell Grants are available for undergradute and vocational students enrolled or accepted in participating schools.

  • The maximum amount is $6095.
  • Must be accepted into current school year to apply.

Student Loans

The Stafford Loan is a Federally guaranteed, subsidized student loan. These are long term, low interest loans.

Qualifications & Terms

Every loan offer is based on an individual basis and need.

The Subsidized Stafford  loan has a maximum amount is $3500.
The Unsubsidized Stafford Loan has a maximum of $6,000.00 per academic year.
You make no payments on these loans until you have been out of school for six months.

Parent PLUS Loan

The Federal Parent PLUS Loan helps parents and guardians with good credit borrow up to the cost of attendance for their undergraduate children.

Qualifications & Terms

Parent PLUS Loan funds can be used for tuition, supplies, housing, and more.

The maximum amount is up to the cost of attendance.
Flexible repayment options and deferred payment for financial hardship
0.25% interest rate discount when enrolled in auto-debit

Private Educational Loans

These loans are for students who do not qualify for all or part of the Federal programs. These loans are credit based, and have similar repayment options as the Federal loan programs.

Qualifications & Terms

If you are in a continuing education program to further your education or enhance your career.

Students may need a co-signer to qualify for these loans.
Low interest rates and fees.
Flexible repayment options.

Apply with FAFSA

If you would like to complete the FAFSA Application online, go to Use the school code 023424. We will call you with the results, usually 48 hours after you submit the application.

Fill out the FAFSA here.

Is an Exciting Career in Radio and Television Production Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Radio and Television Production and exploring whether The Academy of Radio & Television Broadcasting is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call 714-842-0100