The New School Continuing Education

Tuition and Fees

Rates and Policies
Tuition and fees are payable in full at the time of registration, unless your registration materials indicate otherwise. Registration is not complete until payment in full or payment arrangements such as verification of employer reimbursement (see below) have been made.

Acceptable forms of payment are cash or bank debit card (in-person registration only for either), personal check, credit card (MasterCard, Visa, and American Express are accepted), and wire transfer. Make checks payable to The New School, and write the student's name in the memo section. Second- or third-party checks or credit cards are not accepted, except that checks from a student's parent may be accepted and a parent may give written authorization to charge the parent's credit card.

Payment of tuition and fees is the responsibility of the student. Liability for tuition and fees is not contingent on attending or completing courses, grades received, or financial aid awards.

Contact the Cashier's Office at 212.229.8930, option 7, or for all inquiries about payment and refund policies and procedures. To view the current status of your student account, go online through the secure connection at (your NetID is required for access).

Tuition and Fees for Non-Credit, Undergraduate General Credit, and Non-Credit Certificate Students
See the tuition and fee schedule for non-credit, undergraduate general credit, and non-credit certificate students.

Tuition for Certificate Students
Tuition for non-credit certificate students is the tuition listed with the individual course descriptions. If a certificate student is taking courses for credit, tuition depends on the student's status and the number of credits assigned to the course.

Returned Check Fee
All checks returned from the bank are automatically re-deposited for payment. If for any reason a check does not clear for payment after being deposited a second time, a penalty of $30 is charged to the student's account. The university cannot presume that a student has withdrawn from classes because a check has not cleared or has been stopped; payment and penalty remain due. Payment for the amount of the returned check and the $30 returned check fee must be made with cash, certified bank check, or money order; another personal check will not be accepted. An additional 10 percent penalty is charged if payment for a returned check is not received within four weeks.

After a second returned check all future charges must be paid with cash, certified bank check, or money order. Personal checks will no longer be accepted from that student under any circumstances.

Deferral of Payment for Employer Reimbursement
Students expecting reimbursement from their employer or other sponsor may defer payment of tuition and other fees by presenting an official authorization from the sponsor along with the External Aid Deferment Form (available from the Cashier's Office) filled out by the student. The authorization letter should be on the sponsor's letterhead and must include the following: student's name, student's Social Security number (preferred but not mandatory), the academic term for which fees will be covered, the maximum amount that will be reimbursed, the sponsor's address and telephone number, and the specific terms for reimbursement (viz., whether upon registration or upon receipt of grades).

If The New School can submit an invoice to the sponsor at the time of registration and payment is not contingent on receipt of grades, there is no participation fee. If reimbursement is to be made upon receipt of grades, the student will be charged a non-refundable participation fee of $150 and may be required to provide a valid credit card authorization for the amount of the deferral. The credit card authorization will be processed if the sponsor fails to make payment by the due date assigned by the Cashier's Office. Payment of any portion of fees which the employer has not agreed to pay may not be deferred.

Please note: Payment to the university is the responsibility of the student. Payment is not contingent on receiving grades, receiving passing grades, or completing courses. Once grades are posted, students can access their grades and request a copy of their grade report online at or from the Registrar's Office at 72 Fifth Avenue.

Tax Deduction for Education
Under certain circumstances, educational expenses undertaken to maintain or improve job skills may be deductible for income tax purposes. Students are advised to bring this to the attention of their tax advisor or accountant.

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