The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute is approved for the Non-College Degree Professional Acting Program under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. At the Los Angeles campus, both the One-Year and Two-Year Professional Acting Conservatory programs are approved. At the New York campus, the Two-Year Professional Acting Conservatory is approved.
Veteran applicants must complete the same application process as all other Conservatory applicants. Veterans must also submit:
- DD-214 and/or Certificate of Eligibility
- Transcripts from ALL previous study (Unofficial transcripts are sufficient)
- This includes all training after high school (college, university, vocational school)
For more information regarding GI-Bill Benefits (including annual tuition cap, housing stipend and more), visit https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_gibill.asp or https://www.vets.gov/gi-bill-comparison-tool/
If you have specific questions about applying and using your veterans benefits please contact us:
Los Angeles Campus: [email protected]
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What programs are approved for the Post 9/11 GI Bill funding?
A: In New York, only the Two-Year Conservatory is approved. In Los Angeles, the One-Year Conservatory and Two-Year Conservatory are approved. If you don’t have 18 months of funding you may still begin and then locate other funding to complete the program.
Q: Will the VA cover all tuition and fees?
A: If you are entitled to 100% benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the VA will cover all tuition and fees (except for the application fee). If enrolled in the Two-Year Conservatory, students may need to take a term off to avoid exceeding the yearly tuition cap. For current rates and caps, please visit the
Q: What about the monthly housing allowance?
Q: Do I need to submit transcripts from previous training?
A: Yes, applicants who will use VA benefits must submit transcripts (unofficial are accepted) from ALL previous training. This is a VA requirement. Be sure to list all previous training on your application.