Welcome to the Gnomon School of Visual Effects Virtual Financial Aid Office!

This Virtual Financial Aid Office (VFAO) serves students applying for Federal Financial Assistance for Gnomon’s full-time, certificate programs.  If you qualify, Federal Financial Assistance may be applied towards


Students enrolled or accepted into either program, please follow these steps:

1) If you are new to this site, please register now to gain access to the Gnomon Financial Aid system. Please be sure to note your username and password as you will need them later.

2) Complete the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

3) To be sure we receive your FAFSA information, you must include Gnomon’s school code: 040764.

4) You will receive email notification that your FAFSA has been processed. When you do, return here to the VFAO to log on and access the Student Interview Center to complete your Student Interview.

We have added a quick video that walks you through the interview process and gives some useful info about grants and loans.  To view this video,

  1. Log on to VFAO
  2. Click on the interview tab at the top, like you are starting an interview, and there will be a link in the main page to watch the video.
We hope you find it helpful.


If you are interested in other computer graphics training opportunities at Gnomon, federal financial assistance is not applicable.  However, Gnomon appreciates your interest and looks forward to assisting you with financial alternatives.

Students seeking financial assistance for Gnomon courses should contact our Financial Aid Office via email at finaid@gnomonschool.com or by calling 323.466.6663 x17.

Feel free to utilize the other resources this site offers related to your Federal Financial Assistance application process, including the Financial Aid Estimator.

If you have questions regarding this process, please review the FAQ section by clicking the link at the top of this page.

On May 7, 2008, the President signed a law that increased FFEL Stafford loan limit eligibility. Undergraduate students may borrow an additional $2000 in Unsubsidized Stafford loan funds for the academic school year. Please contact your school’s financial aid office for more information on who qualifies and how you may apply for these funds.

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