The school was just recently built in 2007 so of course its not strong enough to be on its feet and provide the amount of financial aid that any older, larger school could. They do offer scholarships and aid, you just have to earn it, i.e. writing deserving essays, providing a strong high school work portfolio, and having letters of recommendation on hand. The school thrives on giving the benefits to the students who TRULY deserve them.
I have always been told that its not the school nor the degree that gets a student the career, its the work and effort the student puts into the degree and/or school. So enough about everybody rating and back talking schools. If a school has finacially rigged someone and stole money from them illegally, then of course that school should be reviewed and shut down for that matter. But otherwise, leave the schools be. Its the students that make the school what it is.
So I support Tribeca with its gorgeous facility and its ideals. Its a great school for students who really have that desire to be a part of the digital industry. Also, in today's digital and animation industry, its not about whether you have an associates degree or a bachelors degree, its about what is in your portfolio. Enough said.
99% of the businesses you apply for after graduation will immediately look for a portfolio filled with projects and work all through college and even high school. Yes, the degree helps, but the difference between an associates and a bachelors degree will make no difference if you have a remarkable portfolio.