Pay in installments
If you wish to split a single (or multi-course) purchase into- up to four -monthly installments, you can do so using our extended Payment Plan feature. At the time of the final purchase, you will be presented with the choice of doing either a–“Single Payment” or our “Installment Plans” option with a drop-down menu. For new students, this will be at the end of the registration form you complete after making your course selection(s). For existing students, this will be after you log in and make your class selection(s). Depending on when you register, you will see options for either 4, 3, or 2 monthly installments.
Additionally, CGMA is rolling out another payment plan to minimize financial constraints. Now, you can split your tuition into 4 parts throughout the registration period, and not limited to the first two weeks. You’ll pay every 2 weeks for 6 weeks. Take note that it has a 3% processing fee, but will provide you with more financial flexibility. Learn more about this payment plan on sezzle.com.
|1. Select the payment plan that best fits your needs.||2. Select a payment method.||3. Proceed to the checkout page to see your final monthly amount and payment schedule.|
Learn what your employer covers
Find out if your employer pays for professional development. Over 35% of CGMA students receive tuition reimbursements from their employers. Companies that invest in their employees’ growth through CGMA include: Disney, Ubisoft, EA, Dreamworks, Riot Games, Blizzard, Guerrilla Games, Zinga, Google, Zenimax, Certain Affinity, WMS Games, Creative Assembly, Rareware, Cartoon Network, FOX, Hasbro Games, Marvel Animation, Nickelodeon, Paramount, Sony Pictures, and Warner Brothers. Ask your supervisor or HR department if this is something your company offers.
Animation guild cSATTF
Earn partial reimbursement
In partnership with the Contract Services Administration Trust Fund (CSATF) and the Animation Guild IATSE Local 839, CGMA courses qualify for tuition reimbursement through the CSATTF Skills Training Grant program. CSATTF provides up to 66% reimbursement to qualifying Animation Guild members, which means that a course priced at $699 could cost you only $233! For more information, and to download the application form, go to the Vendor Provided Classes page of the Animation Guild website.
Employment Development Dept
Leverage deals for veterans and service members
If you are looking to take advantage of military or vocational rehabilitation benefits, you should reach out to the concerned authorities to see if your courses can be paid by your division. Currently, CGMA is working with the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Residents of California can also take advantage of the Employment Development Department since it benefits job seekers, laid-off workers, youth, individuals currently working, veterans, and people with disabilities. CGMA is working with the Employment Development Department to assist such requests. For more information please visit https://www.edd.ca.gov/
For more information please reach out to [email protected].
Discover what your country covers
Some countries provide government assistance for continuing education and professional development:
Find out if your country of residence offers assistance! If your country offers assistance and is not listed here, please let us know so that we can add it to this page. You may contact us at [email protected].
Tax Write-off / Private Student Loans
Optimize education loans and deductions
Be sure to consult a tax professional to find out if you qualify for an education deduction. Current IRS publication 970 states that ‘If your education is not required by your employer or the law, it can be qualifying work-related education only if it maintains or improves skills needed in your present work. This could include refresher courses, courses on current developments, and academic or vocational courses.’ (pg 65) So in short, if you are a concept artist, visual development artist, or something of the like, then you may qualify for an education deduction. It is important to note that this paragraph is for informational purposes only and you should ALWAYS consult a tax professional in your country before making tax-related decisions. For more information about this particular section of IRS pub. 970 please visit the IRS website here: IRS pub 970.
For education loans, talk to your bank or private loan provider about financing options.
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