How Does Film Connection Compare?

Tuition

Don’t be a fool and pay $80,000 for a film school.

Name of School Cost Duration Your Own Movie? Professional Experience? Professional Mentorships? Industry Contacts? In your city? Pitch Meeting?
NYU $46,400** 2 Semesters Yes No No No No No
USC $40,000+ 2 Semesters Yes No No No No No
Full Sail $80,500 5 Semesters Yes No No No No No
LA Film School $43,300* 2 Semesters Yes No No No No No
NY Film Academy $38,000 2 Semesters Yes No No No No No
Film Connection $9,800 6 or 8 Months YES YES YES YES YES YES

* 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

Have you seen how much these other film programs are charging? That’s freaking crazy! You have to move to an expensive city and still come up with $40K-$100K+ just to get a worthless piece of paper from them. Even once you do, it doesn’t mean that your job prospects are any better. Seriously, if you have that kind of money, make a movie instead!

For the kind of money they’re charging, traditional film schools should be offering more. How about professional working experience? Nope. Film schools only offer you the chance to work on student film crews. What about professional mentors who work with you one-on-one? Nope. Film Schools will only expose you to professors and teachers. If you’re lucky, a famous alumnus may occasionally give a lecture. Do they offer industry contacts to work with after you graduate? Again, no. Film schools will mostly give you a bunch of friendships with aspiring filmmakers just like you…who will also be unemployed just like you.

So what exactly are these schools charging so much money for? We honestly couldn’t tell you. We can’t speak for them. Maybe they think the experience of making student movies is really charming?

We don’t. We believe that you should be working with professionals and no one else. Life is short and this is a tight economy. You should be working today with filmmakers who are working in the industry. You should be getting their guidance daily and avoiding the unnecessary trial and error phase of your career. Most importantly, you should be building a network of contacts so that you can get in the door once the program is over. We can provide that.

It seems like a no-brainer. You could spend all that money and hope to get a job holding the boom mic on your buddy’s film, or you could get connected with the Film Connection and work in tandem with professionals who will tell you whether you’re cut out for this or not.

The choice is yours.

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 because 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 – 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 – 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 – The Tuition Options Student Loan or Other Lender

The Tuition Options Student Loan is an ideal solution for students because it helps students save money, pay off their student loans faster, and build credit. We also have other Private Lender Financing Options and will work hard to find you the lowest interest rate.
 

Military Discounts are Available

We will give between 500-1500 off to active and military veterans depending on availability, market, and the student's financial situation. Click here for more information, or speak to an Admissions Counselor at 310.456.9623.

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Our unique Tuition 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.