LAAFA Students can qualify for two types of federal Grants. We participate with both the Pell grant, and the FSEOG. Grants are funds that are need-based and are not required to be paid back. The FAFSA will determine if you are eligible for any of these grant funds. (International students do not qualify.)
LAAFA students can also qualify for Direct Loans via the FAFSA. There are two types of Student Direct Loans, the Subsidized and the Unsubsidized. If the student accepts these loans, they are required to fill out the Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note. The Subsidized Loan is a loan that the Government will subsidize the Interest and the Unsubsidized the student will be required to pay the interest. Repayment of these Loans does not start until after leaving school or dropping below Half-time. (International students do not qualify.)
Parents of LAAFA Students can also apply for a Parent Plus Loan. The Parent will be solely responsible for paying back the loans and interest. (International students do not qualify.)
Students who do not qualify for governments loans may request an Institution Loans based on need by submitting required documentation.
LAAFA offers a limited number of individual scholarships annually. Students must be enrolled in the Full-Time Programs to qualify.
Scholarships for incoming students are based on both need and merit. All new incoming students interested in applying for scholarships must submit their financial application (FAFSA and a Declaration of Finance) by the priority deadline. Scholarships are determined by student’s admissions package that includes: portfolio, required drawing, transcripts, recommendation letters, essay and etc…
Terms and Conditions: Applicants must be students in good standing with a 3.5 GPA or higher while attending the LAAFA program. Scholarships are awarded in the form of tuition credit during the 3-Year BFA and Atelier Certificate Programs. Tuition credit is dispersed over the course of the program starting in the first quarter, after the non-refundable deposit, registration fee and 1st quarter payment have been paid. New students only may apply. By submitting your application form, you are agreeing to allow LAAFA to use your submitted images for any promotional purposes as LAAFA sees fit. Additional restrictions and requirements may apply.
If you have any questions about the scholarship or the submission process, please see the Administration Office or email us at email@example.com.
Our current Full-Time Program students are welcome to enter the competition to receive a $500 Scholarship for the Spring quarter.
Eligibility: All students currently enrolled in our Full-Time Programs, are invited to apply for this scholarship.
Current Student Scholarships
Students in their 2nd year have the opportunity to enter the Contemporary Representational Art Competition to receive a scholarship for the spring quarter. Students may submit any representational drawings or paintings.
Current Student Entertainment Art Scholarships
Students in their 3rd year can enter the Entertainment Art Digital Competition to receive a scholarship for the spring quarter. Students may submit a combination of drawings, paintings and digital work.
Current Student Fine Art Scholarships
Students in their 3rd year can enter the Fine Art Competition to receive a scholarship for the spring quarter. Students may submit any representational drawings and paintings.
Submission Requirements: Submit five images, and a 500-word essay to firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Artwork: Each applicant must submit five different two-dimensional artwork pieces. Images of work should be in JPEG format. Images should be as close to 800 X 1200 pixel and 72 DPI, and emailed as an attached file. The JPEG must also be large enough to show your entire piece (do not crop your artwork). Each JPEG must be labeled with a number, and the artist’s name. Include a list of portfolio works with your submission. Include numbers corresponding to the images submitted, as well as title of work, description of piece, concept and/or subject matter, size, medium, and completion date. Submissions are limited to original artwork only, completed within one year of the entry date. No Master copies allowed. We will accept class work as long as an instructor has not modified it.
Essay: You must include a 500 word essay explaining that outlines your experience at LAAFA, your ultimate career goals after graduation and how you would use your LAAFA education to further your career goals.
Jurors: Selected LAAFA faculty.
Awards: $500 scholarship for use toward LAAFA’s BFA and Atelier Certificate Program tuition.
Deadline: Submissions must be submitted at least 45 days prior to the Spring Quarter start date. Submissions will not be accepted after these deadlines.
Recipients: Scholarship recipients will be announced 30 days prior to the start date of the Spring Quarter.
Terms and Conditions: Applicants must be students in good standing with a cumulative 3.8 GPA or higher. LAAFA is not obligated to disperse all available scholarships if the application and artwork submitted do not meet the juror’s criteria. Scholarships are awarded in the form of tuition credit toward the BFA and Atelier Certificate Programs. Students may only apply once per year. By submitting this form, you are agreeing to allow LAAFA to use your submitted images for any promotional purposes as LAAFA sees fit. Additional restrictions and requirements may apply.
If you have any questions about the scholarship or the submission process, please see the Administration Office or email us at email@example.com.
CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION VISUAL ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
This Scholarship is designed for students who are pursuing a major and career in a visual art form, and are qualified African-American students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. residents. The awarded value is $3,000.00
JVS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The JVS Scholarship Program is awarded to qualified Jewish students who reside in Los Angeles and have financial need regarding education opportunities. The amount awarded is unspecified, but a significant to full amount of tuition costs may be awarded.
AGAINST THE GRAIN SCHOLARSHIP
This Scholarship seeks to provide financial aid for Asian American College students that are pursuing a major in the Arts. A successful application will award $1,000 towards school tuition and fees. Applicants must be at least 50% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity, and a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF JAPANESE UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S (AAJUW) SCHOLARSHIP.
This Scholarship is specifically for female students enrolled as a junior, senior or graduate in the considered school year. Applicants must have a desire and intent to contribute to U.S. – Japan relations and cultural exchanges, through leadership in their chosen field of study.
Award amount is $2,000
POINT FOUNDATION (LGBTQ)
The applicant must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year, and be ‘out’ as a person who identifies with the LGBTQ community, holding a track record of involvement and leadership within this community
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN/LOS ANGELES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
You may apply for up to two scholarships of the ones listed on the website, per cycle. The listed options are a selection pertaining to students applying for programs available at LAAFA. All applicants must live and attend school in the Greater Los Angeles area.
CREATE A GREETING CARD SCHOLARSHIP
Applicants submit artwork, photos or computer graphics for the cover of a greeting card, and must be enrolled in a program. One winner of the $10,000 award is drawn.
Art Renewal Center – ARC SALON
This student scholarship is dedicated to the traditional and contemporary realism of painters and sculptors, who are accepted or currently enrolled in an ARC approved program. The work submitted needs to be strictly from life observation and representative in nature.Awarded amounts are dependent on the number of winners, the total amount is $30,000, divided respectively between 1st, 2nd, 3rd and occasionally 4th and 5th place, with multiple winners in each division.
Institutional Work study
LAAFA Students may also apply for Institutional work study to help with their tuition costs. To do this, you will need to fill out a Work Study Interest form and turn in to the Financial Aid office. Students that are granted Work Study will be done so based on availability and need. Students will be doing various tasks around the school on a predetermined schedule in exchange for a credit to their tuition statement for hours worked.
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LAAFA campus is closed in between quarters. Main Office hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.