If successful, THE TUITION FREEDOM CAMPAIGN could make NYU’s Graduation Acting Program tuition-free for every student in perpetuity. The GAAA is committed to exploring the feasibility of Tuition Freedom because we recognize the difficulty of sustaining a heavy debt load as an artist and have a deep desire for the program to sustain the excellence for which it is renowned.
Competition for the best students to train is high, especially given the fact that our peer training programs have larger endowments. Tuition in 2008 is @$38,000 and there is an annual increase of @5%. At this point, through scholarships and other grants, we are about half way to achieving our goal of tuition freedom. So we are on our way, but we need your help.
THE TUITION FREEDOM CAMPAIGN is completely alumni driven. Dean Mary Schmidt Campbell and the development office of the Tisch School are deeply supportive of our work. But without the history of a school that spans many centuries and the endowment that comes with that history, our campaign relies on the heart, guts, and ingenuity of its graduates. We have a chance to make an enormous difference in the lives of emerging artists-we should take it.
If you want to get involved in THE CAMPAIGN (ideally by writing a check for the $20 million needed!), which would make our work a whole lot easier), send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re an experienced or wannabe fundraiser, we definitely need your help.
You don’t have to be a wealthy philanthropist to make Tuition Freedom happen – financial donations of all sizes will help us launch THE CAMPAIGN.