Museum Finance Academy

The MFA is the Museum’s financial literacy program for 11th and 12th graders. The eight-week program is free of charge and requires no prior knowledge of finance or economics. Upon successful completion of the personal finance program, all students receive a certificate, and the top student/s receive a scholarship. Students may enroll in this program via our online reservation system.

Registration Information

Registration is now open for the Fall 2013 semester of the Museum Finance Academy. Classes are held once a week for eight weeks on Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, and Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Enrollment is limited to 20 students per class. Please note that each class has an identical lecture curriculum, but interactive events will vary among each class. The interactive events scheduled are a visit to the office of a finance department, a visit the New York Stock Exchange closing bell, a visit to the New York Federal Reserve and a walking tour of the Financial District and the Museum. On these days, students will be asked to come to the Museum earlier than regular class time.

Students must register online by September 25. For questions about the Academy, please contact Chris Meyers, Director of Education, at

Fall 2013 Scholarship Recipients

The Museum is proud to announce that Karen Liu and Max Zhou have received the Museum Finance Academy’s merit scholarships for the Fall 2013 semester.

Karen is a 17-year-old senior at Stuyvesant High School and Max is a 17-year-old senior at Hunter College High School.

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Contact Information

For general questions about the Museum Finance Academy, or to apply to the program, please contact Chris Meyers, Director of Education, at or 646-833-2753.

Students already enrolled in the Academy who need to report an absence or have questions about the class should also contact Chris Meyers at or 646-833-2753.

For press inquiries regarding the Museum Finance Academy, please contact Deputy Director Kristin Aguilera at or 212-908-4695.