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Financial Aid

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We want to help make your Academy experience affordable.

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 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, veteran’s benefits have also made school affordable to them.

The Academy of Radio & TV has teamed up with the Meritize platform* to offer our student’s a unique financing option. Meritize works with students, educators, and employers to help people excel in skills-based careers. Meritize knows you are more than your credit score, and that is why they look at your past achievements to potentially enhance your loan options.A few reasons why the Meritize Platform is a great option for students include:

Fixed and variable interest rates available** Flexible payment options, including deferring full principal and interest payments until 3 months after you complete your training

Customer support available 6 days a week

0.25% interest rate deduction if you sign up for autopay*

Checking your loan options with Meritize has never been easier. You can fill out a short application to check your loan options without impacting your credit score.

If loan options are available to you, Meritize will request your merit information to finalize your application. This could be in the form of:

  • Academic Experience (Official or unofficial transcript or HSE certification)
  • Military Experience (DD214)

Want to learn more? Check out their FAQ page here: or give them a call at 833-MERIT-4-U. Ready to see if you qualify? Check your options here:


Invest in your Future with an ISA

An Income Share Agreement (ISA) is a flexible alternative to a student loan. You will only make payments when you have a job. Rather than borrowing money, you commit to pay a fixed percentage of your future income for a set period of time. Payments will adjust with your income and will always be affordable. Apply Here

Have Questions? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about 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