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We have several options to help you meet the tuition requirements for our hands-on acting programs.

Please feel free to contact us at (248) 528-1760 if you need more information.

Standard Tuition Payment

Tuition for The Motion Picture Production Program is $14,000.
Tuition for The Motion Picture Actors' Program is $5,350.
A refundable commitment deposit of $1,000 for the film program or $350 for the acting program are due upon signing the student enrollment agreement.  The deposits are deducted from the program tuition and secures the student's seat in the program.

Checks/Credit Cards/Money Orders

Motion Picture Institute accepts all major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.  Checks or money orders should be made payable to Motion Picture Institute. Note: All credit card payments are subject to a 2.5% transaction fee.

In-House Payment Plan Options

Motion Picture Institute offers payment plans up to 24 months for The Motion Picture Production Program.  Up to 12 months for The Motion Picture Actors' Program.  Payment Plan Application and Payment Options Worksheet please contact us at: 248-528-1760 or
If approved Motion Picture Institute will draft a monthly payment plan based on the number of months selected that best fits the student's plan. All plans are subject to finance charges. Applicants with low credit ratings will be required to have a co-signor. All plans require at least a down payment (in addition to the commitment deposit) prior to the start of the classes.

Financing for Tuition - Troy, MI Film School | Motion Picture Institute - TFC_TuitionFinancing_Logo

For nearly 50 years, TFC Tuition Financing has been a respected leader in student financing, helping students to achieve the professional career of their dreams. TFC makes education affordable for all students at the Motion Picture Institute with a wide range of payment options, and an online portal to manage your own account.

Financing is available to all students even if you don’t have great credit or a strong financial history. We understand that many students are working towards improving their future, and TFC is working hard to make education affordable to everyone. To get started with TFC Student Financing, you simply contact your school enrollment advisor and ask them to help you set up a payment plan that works for you.

  • No minimum credit score requirement
  • Low interest rates between 8% to 9% for long term financing.
  • Up to 48 month repayment
  • No pre-payment penalty
  • Review account status and make payments online
  • Bilingual customer service representatives

Do you already have an account with TFC? Log in to your account at or call us at (800) 872-9832 – we’re here to help! 

Crowd Funding

Crowd funding has become a very popular way for individuals to raise monies for all sorts of things.   Below are some of the more popular sites people have used to raise money for tuition and educational expenses.

  • GoFundMe
  • Upstart
  • Pave
  • GradSave Gifts
  • GiveCollege
  • Kickstarter
  • Indiegogo
Be sure to read the sites carefully for terms and conditions.


Motion Picture Institute is an approved school under the Michigan Merit scholarship program for high school seniors.

Motion Picture Institute awards a $14,000 scholarship to a selected Best of Show winner at the DAFT Michigan Student Film Festival.  Other Merit scholarships are available throughout the year for high school seniors.


Motion Picture Institute is NOT eligible for Title IV funding or Federal student aid from the US Department of Education. As a result, we do not have a school code for the FAFSA.

GI Bill/Department of Veteran Affairs

We are recognized by the Department of Veteran Affairs and are eligible to accept GI Bill and VRAP funding.