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How Does Film Connection Compare?


FILM CONNECTION $9,800
TRADE SCHOOL $17,500
STANDARD JR. COLLEGE FILM PROGRAM $5,000 - $50,000
STANDARD ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAM $15,000 - $75,000
TRADITIONAL UNIVERSITY $50,000 - $250,000

THE REAL COST OF FILM CONNECTION

We value your consideration. With that in mind, here are several of our payment options to tell you how much our 9,800 film school education will cost, including interest, in black and white.

OPTION 1 - PAY IN FULL

9,800. This is your best option, as you will save all interest and graduate with no debt. By choosing this option you will SAVE yourself almost two thousand dollars in interest.

OPTION 2- INTERNAL FINANCING 1-YEAR PLAN

Select this option if you cannot pay the 9,800.00 up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over one year. A down payment of 2,700.00 will be required to start.

Annual Percentage Rate: 11.99%
Finance Charge: 574.23
Amount Financed: 8,800.00
Number of Payments: 12
Amount of Each Payment: 781.19
Total of Payments: 9,374.23
TOTAL TUITION: 12,074.23

OPTION 3 - INTERNAL FINANCING 2-YEAR PLAN

Select this option if you cannot pay the 9,800.00 up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over two years. A down payment of 2,700.00 will be required to start.

Annual Percentage Rate: 11.99%
Finance Charge: 1,132.38
Amount Financed: 8,800.00
Number of Payments: 24
Amount of Each Payment: 413.85
Total of Payments: 9,932.38
TOTAL TUITION: 12,632.38

OPTION 4 - INTERNAL FINANCING 3-YEAR PLAN

Select this option if you cannot pay the 9,800.00 up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over three years. A down payment of 2,700.00 will be required to start.

Annual Percentage Rate: 11.99%
Finance Charge: 1,712.34
Amount Financed: 8,800.00
Number of Payments: 36
Amount of Each Payment: 292.01
Total of Payments: 10,512.34
TOTAL TUITION: 13,212.34

OPTION 5 - INTERNAL FINANCING 4-YEAR PLAN

Select this option if you cannot pay the 9,800.00 up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over four years. A down payment of 2,700.00 will be required to start.

Annual Percentage Rate: 11.99%
Finance Charge: 2,312.44
Amount Financed: 8,800.00
Number of Payments: 48
Amount of Each Payment: 231.52
Total of Payments: 11,112.44
TOTAL TUITION: 13,812.44

OPTION 6 - TUITION OPTIONS

For over 37 years, Tuition Options has serviced institutional loans for students attending traditional four year colleges and universities, career training schools and K-12 tutorial schools throughout the United States. The company currently provides payment solutions to more than 500 schools and manages over 38,000 students.

Be smart. Don’t pay $80,000 for a film school.



Name of School Cost Duration
NYU $46,400** 2 Semesters
USC $40,000+ 2 Semesters
Full Sail $80,500 5 Semesters
LA Film School $43,300* 2 Semesters
NY Film Academy $38,000 2 Semesters
Film Connection $8,800 6 or 8 Months
* Doesn’t include $75.00 application fee and $3,200 mandatory laptop purchase
** Doesn’t include $2,326 mandatory registration and service fees
*** Doesn’t include $4,000 mandatory equipment fees

Why do traditional film schools cost so much? Many cost upward of $50,000 a year. You’ll graduate with little experience and a mountain of debt. If you stop and soberly think about that, it seems downright crazy.

What do you actually get besides a nice piece of sheepskin to put up on your wall and a huge I.O.U. to pay off to your favorite financial institution?

At The Film Connection, we’ve designed our program to be cost-effective, to keep you out of debt and get you on the right track for a long and lucrative career in the entertainment industry.

The Film Connection is one of the few film schools that isn’t simply about collecting tuition. We care about helping students get the jobs they want in the industry that they love. We pair our students with reputable working professionals at a reasonable price. You get the experience that makes you hirable and then get a chance to produce your idea to a real Hollywood producer. It’s a path that we believe paves your way for a successful career in the business.

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT THE FILM INDUSTRY

The Affordability Of Film Connection

Brian Kraft

by Brian Kraft
Chief Academic Officer and COO
for Recording Radio Film Connection

Schooling costs too much. Tuition is too high. It just is. This is unacceptable. The Film Connection has made a concerted effort to keep our tuition affordable for all. Inevitably debt and school go hand in hand; however, the debt one would incur with the Film Connection is substantially less than that of the large factory film schools.

With the Film Connection, you will be receiving one-on-one tutelage from an industry professional who has been in the business for decades. Your mentor will be well versed in the state of the industry and what it takes to both survive and succeed in it. Our film school is also unique in that it does not trade on theory—it employs practicality. Sure, you will be learning from books. Yes, you will study film history so that you have a conceptual understanding of how everything fits together. But the majority of your learning will happen in the work place.

You’ll be learning while you’re working in the production studio, you’ll be learning on-set, and you’ll be learning from your mentor. These are all three areas that simply do not exist in traditional film schools.

You’ll be constantly employing new problem solving mechanisms to stay afloat in your job. All of your schooling counts as work experience. You’ll be constantly ahead of the peers in your age group. You’ll be working and learning simultaneously.

You’ll also be doing this with the knowledge that you’re not going to have to pay off a hundred thousand dollars in debt. You’ll be working with the knowledge that the investment that you’ve made in yourself is easily repayable and totally worth it. You’re betting on yourself to achieve your goals. What a better way to ensure that you’ll actually go out and have an impressive life. You want to be the best you that you can possibly be. Well, the Film Connection can assist you in that.

The Film Connection is one of the few film schools that isn’t interested in the bottom line. We’re interested in producing quality people who will produce quality work. We’re in this to help the next Kevin Smith or Sophia Coppola find their way. And we’re doing it in a way that makes all of our students leave next to debt free.

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Tuition Film Connection Film Institute
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$9800.00
Our unique Filmmaking programs train you inside a real production companies, 2-7 times per week, around your busy schedule. You will learn audio under the direct, one-on-one supervision of a professional filmmaker.