Financial Aid Checklist
We work with each student to help get you into the door. Every person's situation is unique. Call an AMDA counselor and let us help guide you through the financial aid process!
Apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Start Here: www.fafsa.ed.gov
In order to be considered for financial aid, AMDA requires that all U.S. citizens and permanent residents complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You will need to enter AMDA'S SCHOOL CODE – 016082. Please note that the school code for the California and New York campus are the same, even though only the New York campus comes up on FAFSA.
The FAFSA process is easy:
Apply for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan
Stafford loans are educational loans that need to be paid back. Loans are guaranteed by the federal government and funded through the United States Department of Education. Students must file a FAFSA form to participate in federal loan programs.
Options for Covering the Remaining Balance
AMDA Payment Plans
AMDA offers three methods for tuition payment. These include receiving a discount for paying the balance in full, making four scheduled payments or enrolling in an extended payment plan.
Grants + Scholarships
Grants and scholarships are awards that are merit and/or need-based, and which do not need to be repaid. These are awarded to students based on the results of the audition, application and FAFSA.
Federal Parent PLUS Loan
Through this government program, a parent or guardian can apply for a non-need-based, low-interest loan. These funds can be applied toward the student's tuition, supplies, housing and other eligible school expenses.
Alternative Loan Programs
Parents and students may apply for a range of credit-based, privately funded loans through a bank of their choice. Applicants may borrow up to the cost of the student's attendance less any financial aid as determined by the AMDA financial aid office.
Please follow the below link for additional information regarding Alternative loan options and to view our list of Historic Lenders.
Financial Aid Guides
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