STUDENT LOANS

Need help financing your Animation Mentor dream?

Below are four ways to finance your Animation Mentor education.

1. ANIMATION MENTOR INTEREST FREE PAYMENT PLANS

Animation Mentor offers interest-free payment plans. Payment Plans allow students to distribute the $2,499 USD tuition into 2, 3, or 4 flexible payments throughout the school term. Payment Plans are available for the following courses: Animation Basics, Body Mechanics, Advanced Body Mechanics, Introduction to Acting, Advanced Acting, Polishing and Portfolio, Creature Animation: Locomotion, and Creature Animation: Fight or Flight.

See Payment Plan Schedule

OPTION 1 One Payment
One Payment of $2,499 USD
Payment #1 $2,499 USD

OPTION 2 Two Payments
Two Payments of $1,250 every 6 weeks per class
Down Payment $1,250 USD
Payment #1 – 6 weeks later $1,249 USD

OPTION 3 Three Payments
Three Payments of $833 every 4 weeks per class
Down Payment $833 USD
Payment #1 – 4 weeks later $833 USD
Payment #2 – 8 weeks later $833 USD

OPTION 4 Four Payments
Four Payments of $625 every 3 weeks per class
Down Payment $624 USD
Payment #1 – 3 weeks later $625 USD
Payment #2 – 6 weeks later $625 USD
Payment #3 – 9 weeks later $625 USD

All dollar ($) amounts specified in this schedule are United States dollar amounts (USD)

Get Started with Payment Plans


2. GET A PERSONAL LOAN FROM YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

Many of our students have taken out a personal loan from their private financial institution to help fund their education at Animation Mentor.


3. LOCATION BASED LOAN IN THE UNITED STATES

We are qualified to accept loans from Mountain America Credit Union for only Arizona, Utah, and Nevada residents.

MountatinAmerica Student Loans

Mountain America Credit Union

For Arizona, Utah and Nevada residents only

 
 
Education Line of Credit

Pay for school expenses not covered by Federal Aid. Mountain America’s Education Line of Credit is a private student loan that helps you finance your education if:

  • You do not qualify for Federal Aid
  • Your school does not offer Federal Stafford Loans
  • You are attending a trade or specialty school (cosmetology, aesthetician, etc.)
  • You are taking continuing education classes
  • You are taking certification courses (truck driving, aviation, helicopter, etc.)

Important facts to know:

  • No origination fees
  • No prepayment penalties
  • Variable interest rate based on prime and your credit
  • Maximum loan amount $25,000
  • Loan amount is determined by the total cost of education less any other financial aid received
  • Interest-only payments can be made while still in school
  • Maximum interest-only loan term of six years (72 months)
  • A cosigner is often required
  • Must submit grades or a progress report to Mountain America every six months
  • The line of credit converts to Education Repayment Loan six months after graduation, withdrawal or if grades haven’t been received for six months

Where to apply:

  • Over the phone with a Service Center Agent at 1-800-748-4302, option 2

What happens after you apply:

We’ll contact you by phone or email with a credit decision within 48 hours. The following steps must be taken prior to your loan being approved:

  • Submit a School Certification (completed by your Financial Aid Office).
  • Submit income verification — two check stubs or two years of tax returns if self-employed.
  • Submit two references.
  • Complete the online Student Loan Counseling through our partner Balance. You will need to complete the Credit Matters and Money Management Courses.

Once you have completed the steps above, you will need to sign your Approval Disclosure to accept the terms of your loan (you will have 30 days to accept your loan terms). After you have signed your entire loan documents, your funds will be disbursed to your school after three business days or the disbursement date set up by your school whichever comes last.


4. OTHER FUNDING ANIMATION MENTOR ACCEPTS

 

CSATTF Student Loans

Skills Training Grant Reimbursement Program

 
We are pleased to announce that The Contract Services Administration Training Trust Fund (CSATTF) has approved reimbursement grants for qualified members of the Animation Guild.

In order to qualify, you must meet the below criteria:

  • You must have worked at least thirty days (30) under the Animation Guild’s jurisdiction in the two years previous to the class start date.
  • You will have to submit pay stubs or a letter from your current or past employers to CSATTF to prove your past or current employment.

It is important to remember:

  • This is a reimbursement grant, so you will have to pay the class fee in full in advance.
  • You must apply for each grant per class individually, and be accepted for the grant before the class begins.
  • You cannot apply for a grant more than ninety (90) days in advance of the class start date.
  • Upon completing the class after grant approval, you will apply through CSATTF to receive two-thirds reimbursement. This grant can be applied to all courses in our Animation Program and Repeat a Class Program.

Learn more at animationguild.org/grant-classes.

 

US Department of Veterans Affairs logo Student Loans

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services – Chapter 31

In order to qualify, you must meet the below criteria:

  • Have received a discharge that is other than dishonorable
  • Have a service-connected disability rating of at least 10% from VA
  • Apply for VR&E services

Learn more about eligibility and information at https://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/eligibility_and_entitlement.asp


FUNDING WE DO NOT ACCEPT

Animation Mentor currently does not accept the following:

  • Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill