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With Veteran’s Aid available to qualifying service members, broadcasting offers a rewarding and versatile post-military career

Enter an Exciting, Fast-Paced Civilian Career

If you are looking for a post-military career that keeps you busy and rewards creativity and personality, you won’t find a better industry than broadcasting. Whether your passion is hosting programs or bringing all show elements together behind the scenes, there could be a promising place for you in our industry.

The Post 9/11 GI Bill® will pay the entire cost of tuition, give you a monthly check of $2,928.00 (approx), and a $1,000 book/supplies allowance. In total, qualified Veterans may receive up to $24,424 for training at The Academy.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. Click here to learn more.

The Academy is approved for the training of Veterans under the Montgomery GI BILL® (Chapter 30), The Select Reserve GI BILL® (Chapter 1606), REAP GI BILL® (Chapter 1607), Vocational Rehab & Employment (VR & E) and Dependents Educational Assistance programs.

Our Location

The Academy campus is in Huntington Beach in Orange County, also known as The OC. We are right in the heart of Southern California, and 30 miles from Los Angeles, also known as the Entertainment Capital of the world. The campus is easily accessible to a number of theaters, music, restaurants, museums and airports, as well as fun-filled spots like Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Hollywood. And of course, the beach!

Campus Life

To fulfill the career and training objectives of its students, the Academy’s facility consists of almost 7000, climate-controlled, square feet with 18 fully equipped radio broadcast studios, television sound stage, fully equipped television studio and editing facilities, special facilities for on-camera training, two large lecture rooms, newsgathering and editing area, Personal Instruction rooms, a student lounge, and administrative areas. The complex offers ample parking and easy access to public transportation.

Tuition and Fees

Radio Broadcasting $15,600
36 Quarter Credits/900 Clock Hours

TV/Video Production $15,600
36 Quarter Credits/900 Clock Hours

Radio Broadcasting Online $15,600
36 Quarter Credits/900 Clock Hours

There are no charges for books or supplies for each program.

Unearned Tuition Assistance Policy
Student may cancel the Agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. The student may cancel the Agreement on or before the first date of instruction and receive a full refund of all monies paid, less the Application Fee, refunds will be made within 45 days of the Academy’s receipt of written notice. The $100.00 Registration Fee which is due and owing at enrollment is nonrefundable. To cancel, Student must deliver in writing, personally, by mail, or telegram, to the Director of The Academy at 16052 Beach Blvd., Suite 263, Huntington Beach, CA 92647, a notice of intent to cancel. The student does not have the right to cancel verbally or by simply not attending. The notice will be effective as of the date of mailing or personal delivery.
A student has the right to withdraw at any time and, after the commencement of instruction, may be entitled to a partial refund. The amount of any refund will be determined based upon the unexpired part of the program, from the last date of attendance, for which the student has paid. A student who withdraws after entering into instruction will receive a refund of monies paid based upon the following: If the Student withdraws or is dismissed during the first 60% of the payment period, The Academy will retain a prorated portion of the Tuition covering the Student’s payment period of scheduled attendance, plus the $100.00 Registration Fee and refund any remainder. Thereafter, The Academy will retain 100% of the Total Cost.
Refunds are made within 45 days of the Academy’s knowledge of withdrawal and paid first to the Student’s funding sources, such as student loans, as a credit to their account. Conversely, the student is obligated to pay, immediately upon withdrawal, any amount owed for scheduled time that was not already paid. The student is responsible for expenses incurred as a result of the collection of the Student’s debt that may include the use of collection agencies and legal action.
Termination of Enrollment/Reinstatement
The Academy may dismiss any student who violates the Rules of Conduct, falsifies documents, or fails to fulfill their financial obligations. Also, Students who incur two consecutive weeks’ absence or fail to return from a Leave Of Absence as scheduled will be dismissed automatically. A student has 5 days in which to appeal the termination.
Students who were dismissed may apply for readmission no less than 30 days after their termination date.
Applicants rejected by the institution will lose the registration fee after the three day period, if the student does not show for class, doesn’t start the program, or merely changes their mind on attending. Students will be refunded any monies paid, minus the registration fee should the institute cancel a program for which the student is enrolled. Enrollees have the right to cancel their enrollment and receive a refund of any charges paid, through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.
Students who were dismissed may apply for readmission no less than 30 days after their termination date.


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, contact Tom King [email protected] or call 714-842-0100