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The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute is approved for the Non-College Degree Professional Acting Program under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® for benefit use. At the Los Angeles campus, both the One-Year and Two-Year Professional Acting Conservatory programs are approved as NCD programs and the Associate of Occupational Studies in Acting (AOS) Degree program is approved as an IHL program. 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:

  • Certificate of Eligibility and/or DD-214
  • Transcripts from ALL previous study (Unofficial transcripts are sufficient)
    • This includes all training after high school (college, university, vocational school)

If you have specific questions about applying and using your veterans benefits please contact us:

New York Campus: [email protected]u

Los Angeles Campus: [email protected]

GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at


Q: What programs are approved for the Post 9/11  GI Bill® funding?

Q: Will the VA cover all tuition and fees?

Can I begin classes before VA payment is received?

Q: What about the monthly housing allowance?

Q: Do I need to submit transcripts from previous training?

Winter HolidayClosed until January 3

The Lee Strasberg Institute will be closed until January 3, 2022. Have a wonderful Winter Holiday!