The NFTS Welcomes American Students
The NFTS course fees are very competitive in relation to the leading US film schools and University film programmes.
US Government Loans
If you are a US citizen or permanent resident of the United States you are eligible to apply for funding under the US Government William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.
You must also meet the criteria set by the US Department of Education in order to be eligible for US Federal Loans. The eligibility criteria are subject to change at the US Department of Education's discretion and are beyond the University's control. You should check the latest eligibility criteria on the Federal Student Aid website.
The origination fee is a charge made by the US Department of Education (USDE) to cover the administrative charges related to your loan. For information on origination fees charged by the USDE please see Student Aid.
Please note: the loan origination fee is subject to change by the USDE.
The NFTS does not charge any loan fees. The USDE funds received by the School are converted into the equivalent GBP according to the daily exchange rate. Fluctuations in exchange rates cannot be used to increase the Cost of Attendance.
Please visit the Federal Student Aid website for details on current interest rates for direct loans.
- APPLY FOR FAFSA
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
You will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), just as you did under the FFEL Program. We will use the information from your FAFSA to assist in determining your eligibility for a Direct Unsubsidized Loan.
- To apply for a PIN if you do not already have one, or for customer service regarding a previously assigned PIN, visit the Federal Student Aid PIN Web site at www.PIN.ed.gov
- After the department processes your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). Please retain the SAR for your records and be prepared to provide it to us if we ask.
- The NFTS ID number is G24967.
- APPLY FOR PLUS LOANS (Optional)
If you would like to apply for a PLUS loan:
- Go to the Student Loans website
- Apply for your Plus Loans Credit Check
- Take a screen shot to email to the NFTS, addressed to email@example.com or include the email sent to you about your credit check.
- Retreive a Master Promissory Note (MPN)
- COMPLETE MPNs
Direct Loan MPN Completion
You must complete a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) for each loan type you wish to borrow. Although you may have previously signed an MPN to receive FFEL or Direct Loan Program loans, these MPNs cannot be used to make Direct Loans at our school.
The MPN is the legal document through which you promise to repay your Direct Loans and any accrued interest and fees to the Department. It also explains the terms and conditions of your loans. In some cases, a Direct Loan MPN can be used to make loans for up to ten (10) years. However, you will need to complete a new Direct Loan MPN each academic year that you receive a Direct Unsubsidized Loan at our school.You may complete a Direct Loan MPN electronically via the Student Loans website
To complete a Direct Loan MPN electronically, you must have a Federal Student Aid PIN.This is the same PIN used to complete the FAFSA.
- COMPLETE ENTRANCE COUNSELLING
Direct Loan Entrance and Exit Counseling Completion
If you are a graduate/professional student and have not previously received a FFEL Stafford Loan or Direct Unsubsidized Loan, you must complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling before you can receive a Direct Loan.You may complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling electronically via the Student Loans website
To complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling electronically, you must have a Federal Student Aid PIN. This is the same PIN used to complete the FAFSA.
You will need to complete Entrance Counseling for each type of loan you borrow (e.g. Stafford and PLUS).
You will also be required to complete Exit Counseling shortly before you complete your studies.
- FUNDS DISBURSED
Disbursement of funds
The loans will be disbursed to the NFTS who will then arrange to convert the loans to pounds sterling. Once we know the amount in pounds received, the money is allocated to tuition fees as laid down in the US Dept of Education regulations, before any excess is returned to you. You will then be notified of how the loan has been allocated. Disbursements are made in three instalments in January, May and September.
- SELECTIVE SERVICE
If you are exempt from Selective Services, please provide proof:
Certificate of Naturalisation or another certificate of exemption
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)