We have several options to help you meet the tuition requirements for our hands-on 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 $16,350.
A refundable commitment deposit of $1,000 for the film program is due upon signing the student enrollment agreement.  The deposits are deducted from the program tuition and secures the student's seat in the program.  There is an additional registration fee ($150).

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.


Motion Picture Institute participates in Title IV funding or the Federal Student Aid programs from the US Department of Education.  Students may apply for federal aid including the Federal Student Loan Programs and PELL grants via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 
For more information contact our financial aid officer, Kevin Walsh, at 248-528-1760 or via email at  Or to review more details on our federal aid programs select this FINANCIAL AID INFO link.

School Code: 042938

T & I Credit Union | Student Loans

Motion Picture Institute has partnered with T & I Credit Union to provide student loans up to $10,000 per individual and up to $20,000 with a co-signor.   Loan terms up to 48 months which allow for a small monthly payment at a 10.99% interest rate.  
For more information contact our admissions office (248) 528-1760 or check out the T & I Credit Union Student Loan page here.  Students may combine this with Title IV, TFC or MPI Payment Plans in order to finance their education

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 30 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! 

In-House Payment Plan Options

Motion Picture Institute offers payment plans up to 18 months for The Motion Picture Production 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.

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 awards up to $14,000 in scholarships to a selected Best of Show winners at the DAFT Michigan Student Film Festival. 

Other Merit scholarships are available throughout the year for high school seniors via the Ohio Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools LEADS scholarships.

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.