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Students at Gnomon utilize a variety of financial assistance options to fund their education. Our Financial Aid Advisors can help you determine what you qualify for, even before applying to the program.

Domestic Students

Financial Aid | Domestic Students

Gnomon is approved by the US Department of Education to offer Federal financial aid, including Pell Grants, Work-Study, Direct Loans, and Parent PLUS Loans to those who qualify.

All students interested in seeking Federal financial assistance will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Assistance (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov. Include Gnomon’s school code (040764) so that it will be sent to us for review.

At Gnomon, Federal financial aid is only available to students who are accepted and enrolled in the following full-time programs:

  • BFA Degree in Digital Production
  • 2-Year Certificate in Digital Production

For students registering for individual courses, or courses within the Foundation in Art & Design series, Federal assistance is not available, however, private education loans are available to those who qualify.

Private Education Loans

In addition to offering federal financial aid options, Gnomon offers Private Education Loan options to those who qualify.

These loans can be used to cover tuition and estimated living expenses.

They are credit-based and will most likely require a co-signer.

Below is a link to FastChoice disclosures and information on the loan products offered by the lenders.


For instructions and more information on what is available, contact the Financial Aid Office at (323) 466-6663 or by email at finaid@gnomon.edu

For information on Gnomon's Title IV Code of Conduct, click on the file link below.

Code of Conduct (PDF)

International Students

Financial Aid | International Students

International students are not eligible for federal aid from the FAFSA. See below for the financial requirements for all international students and additional financial support offered to international students.

Financial Requirement | International Students

To ensure students from other countries will not have financial difficulties after they have begun their studies at Gnomon, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) requires that all international students certify that they have the necessary funds available to cover tuition and estimated living expenses while studying in the U.S. Certification is required for each continuing year of study, based upon current tuition and estimated living expenses. Tuition is subject to change.

Based on the below per-quarter cost of attendance elements, proof of funding required for the 2023 calendar year is as follows:

  • The BFA in Digital Production program requires a minimum of $77,570.00 USD per year in available funds.
  • The 2-Year Certificate in Digital Production program requires a minimum of $88,634.00 USD per year in available funds.
  • For applicants bringing dependents, additional proof of financial support is required. ($5,000.00 for spouse or per child)

For further instructions on submitting financial documents, please see the Certification of Finances form.