• Billing and Payment

    Invoices to returning registered students are sent electronically. An email will be sent to each student's New School email address notifying him or her that the invoice is ready to view through the Internet portal. The Fall returning student invoices will be available for viewing in early July, with a payment due date of August 10. Invoices for the Spring semester will be available in December, with a payment (or payment arrangement) due date of January 10. The invoice will contain all current financial aid as of the date of the invoice.

    Some new incoming students will register during the summer months before the fall term and will be invoiced before the start of the term. The payment (or payment arrangement) due date for these students will be provided on the invoice. Please be sure to contact Financial Aid if you notice your awards haven't been (fully) posted.

    Payment Due Dates

    Semester Student Type Date
    Fall 2015 Continuing
    Aug 10, 2015
    Aug 28, 2015
    Spring 2015 New and Continuing Jan 10, 2015
    Summer 2015   New and Continuing May 27, 2015

    New and Returning Students

    New and continuing students who register just before the start of classes must pay their tuition, fees, and housing, if applicable, in full, less approved financial aid awards. Alternatively, they can make approved payment arrangements (degree students only) with Student Accounts at the time of registration.

    Registration is not complete until payment or payment arrangements have been made (see descriptions of the Monthly Payment Plan and verification of employer reimbursement below). Payment for continuing and adult education and certificate students must accompany the registration.

    Accepted Forms of Payment

    Tuition payments can be made using a check, wire transfer (see instructions below), money order, traveler's check, cash (in person only), and credit card (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover).

    Effective June 24, 2014, The New School only accepts credit card and debit payments through the online service PayPath. This service will be accessible through the "Make a Payment" link on the Student section of MyNewSchool. Credit card payments will no longer be accepted over the phone or in person. If you choose to use a credit card to pay your bill, you will be assessed a convenience fee of 2.75% each time a payment is made.

    The convenience fee is charged by the third-party processor, PayPath, to cover the cost of processing credit/debit card payments. The university does not receive any part of this convenience fee. Since the convenience fee is assessed by PayPath, it is important to note that the charge will not appear on your student account. In addition, this convenience fee is non-refundable, even if the related payment to The New School is refunded. 

    This decision was driven by the service charges imposed by credit card providers, which have become prohibitive for the daily operations of the university. The university is aware of the convenience of credit and debit cards and will continue to accept these forms of payment only through PayPath. There are alternative payment methods available (listed above) that will allow you to avoid any convenience fees. We urge students to take advantage of the Electronic Check (eCheck) payment option, as there are no additional costs.

    To expedite your payment, we encourage students and/or parents to make payments online at MyNewSchool for timely, accurate, and secure posting.

    Payment by Check for Tuition, Fees, Housing, and Meal Plans

    Checks for tuition, fees, housing, and meal plans charged to your student account should be mailed to

    The New School
    Attn: Cashiering
    72 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor
    New York, NY 10011

    Checks Payable To

    Make checks payable to The New School and include the student's name and New School ID number on the face of the check to ensure accurate posting.

    Please be aware that by submitting a check, you are authorizing The New School to use information on the check to make a one-time electronic debit from your account at the financial institution indicated on your check. This electronic debit will be for the amount on the check.

    Be advised that funds to cover any checks submitted to The New School must be available at the time checks are submitted. See the Returned Check Policy section below for more information.

    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. In the event that a student's financial aid or loans are not realized, the student is responsible for paying any outstanding balance through other means. Failure to receive an invoice in the mail is not sufficient grounds to appeal university policy.
    • It is the responsibility of the student to check their account balance online and remit timely payment.

    Returned Check Policy

    All checks returned from the bank are automatically redeposited 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 the student has withdrawn from classes because the 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% 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 the student. If it becomes necessary to forward an account to a collection agency, an additional 10% penalty will be charged on the remaining account balance.

    Refund Policy

    Refunds are processed daily for the first two weeks of classes per semester and three times per week thereafter as aid posts to accounts. Please refer to the Refunds page on this site for additional information. You should also reference the Refund Schedule for Degree Students on the Registrar's Site. It is imperative that you keep your address and direct deposit information current in the system. If you do not see specific loans, scholarships, or grants on your student account, please contact Financial Aid.

    Refunds are processed and generated based on the initial method of payment and only after the student has dropped or withdrawn from a course. If you have paid by credit card and are eligible for a refund because of overpayment, course cancellation, or withdrawal, you will receive a credit to the credit card used to make the initial payment. Note that the convenience fee assessed on that refund amount is non-refundable. Furthermore, if you have paid by wire transfer and are eligible for a refund, the funds will be returned to the wire transfer sender. All other refunds are processed as checks and are mailed to the student's attention at the official address on file with the Registrar's Office.

    Wire Transfers

    Wire transfer payments sent to the school should pay only for the following educational costs

    • Tuition
    • Fees
    • Health Insurance
    • On-campus Housing (if applicable)
    • Meal Plan (if applicable)

    For information on how to wire transfer funds to The New School, please follow these instructions

    1. Sign on to your portal.
    2. You will be automatically directed to the 'Me' tab.
    3. Scroll down to the Student Accounts box
    4. Select Wire Transfer Information.

    Wire Transfer Refunds

    If payment is made via wire transfer and there is an excess credit on the account, the difference will be returned to the wire transfer sender.

    Students Who Do Not Have Access to MyNewSchool

    Please email for instructions. Only students who have been admitted and have submitted a deposit can wire-transfer funds.

    Monthly Payment Plan

    The university offers a monthly payment plan, accessible through the MyNewSchool student portal. It enables students or their families to pay monthly installments on their account toward tuition, fees, and housing. Many students and families find monthly installments more manageable than a single lump payment each semester. The payment plan is not a loan; therefore, there are no credit checks. It is available for the fall and spring semesters for two, four, or five monthly installments. There is also a two-month plan option available for the summer term.

    Matriculated students taking six or more credits per semester and New School for Social Research students maintaining matriculation are eligible. There is a $55 enrollment fee each term, and students must re-enroll in the plan each semester.

    Forms of Payment

    If you choose to use a credit card—MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express—to make your payment, you will be charged a 2.75% convenience fee. It is important to note that the university does not receive any part of the convenience fee. In addition, this convenience fee is not refundable, even if the related payment to The New School is refunded. 

    As an alternative to credit card payments, you may use an electronic checking or savings account (from a U.S. bank) to make your payments, at no additional cost. Another advantage to paying with an eCheck is that you can enroll in automatic payments. Wire transfers, cash and paper checks cannot be used for the payment plan option.


    For those enrolling in the payment plan and choosing to pay by credit card, your may not be able to schedule automatic payments. You may be required to log in to your account each month, on or before the payment due date, to pay your installment. If you happen to be late in paying your installment, an automated email will be sent to you reminding you that your payment plan installment is late.

    Payment Plan Due Dates

    Although there is an option for changing the payment due dates on the system, the due date should not be altered. If there are adjustments made to your account within the semester, the plan will automatically recalculate.

    Fall Term

    • 5 month plan- Begins August 1
    • 4 month plan- Begins September 1

    Spring Term

    • 5 month plan- Begins January 1
    •  4 month plan- Begins February 1

    Summer Term

    • 2 month plan- First payment due on May 27. Final payment due June 27.

    **All subsequent payments made on the first of the month.

    Plan Enrollment Deadlines

    • Fall 2015: August 10 for continuing students; August 28 for new students.
    • Spring 2016: January 10 for new and continuing students.

    Employer/Sponsor Reimbursement

    Students expecting reimbursement from their employer or sponsor can defer payment of tuition and fees upon presentation of a signed, official authorization from their employer or sponsor on company letterhead. The authorization, which should accompany the appropriate form(s), must show a current date and include the student's name, New School ID number, amount of tuition (and fees, if applicable) to be covered by the employer or sponsor, the semester for which tuition will be covered, the employer's or sponsor's address and phone number, and the specific terms for payment (i.e., upon receipt of grades or upon registration). Payment cannot be deferred on any portion of the charges that the employer has not agreed to pay. Registered degree students can fax their forms (see instructions below). Non-matriculated students must submit the employer/sponsor forms with their registration.

    Employee Participation Fee

    If the reimbursement is to be made upon receipt of grades, there is an employee participation fee of $150. The participation fee, all mandatory fees, and any tuition balance not covered by the employer or sponsor must be made before or upon submission of forms. Payment by credit card or ACH payment using a checking or savings account can be made online at MyNewSchool. You can also fax a credit card authorization to 212.229.8582 when faxing your forms. Students taking this type of deferral need to complete both the Deferral Credit Card Payment Authorization (PDF) and Employer Reimbursement/Third Party Billing Deferment (PDF) forms.

    Payment Due Dates for Deferred Balance

    • Fall Semester: February 1
    • Spring Semester: June 15
    • Summer Term: August 15

    Registered degree students can fax their forms (see instructions below). Non-matriculated students must submit the employer sponsor forms with their registration.

    No Participation Fee

    If The New School can submit an invoice to the employer or sponsor upon registration and payment is not contingent upon receipt of grades, there is no participation fee. Students need to complete the Employer Reimbursement Deferment form (PDF) and submit it with the employer's or sponsor's authorization. Any balance not covered by your employer or sponsor must be made before or upon submitting the forms.

    Employer Authorization Letter

    Students who are deferring because they are expecting reimbursement from their employer or sponsor must submit the employer authorization letter and form(s) to Student Financial Services by the appropriate payment due dates in order to avoid the late payment fee. Employer authorizations and form(s) can be faxed to 212.229.8582 or mailed to The New School, Attn: Third Party Billing, 79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor, New York, NY 10003, or brought in person to the Cashiering Office at 72 Fifth Avenue, on the second floor.

    For questions about employer reimbursement, you can email or call 212.229.8930, option 2.

    Health Insurance and Service Fees

    Students are reminded that they need to decide whether they are going to retain or waive their health insurance fee by the deadline set by the Health Services Office. Complete information can be found on the Health Services website. Please be advised that a student has not completed registration and is not considered cleared until these fees are either waived or paid.

    Privacy Rights

    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), with which The New School complies, was enacted to protect the privacy of education records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their education records, and to provide guidelines for correction of inaccurate or misleading statements.

    The New School has established the following student information as public or directory information, which may be disclosed by the institution at its discretion: student name; major field of study; dates of attendance; full- or part-time enrollment status; year level; degrees and awards received, including dean's list; the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended, addresses, phone numbers, photographs, email addresses, and date and place of birth.

    Students may request that The New School withhold release of their directory information by notifying the Registrar's Office in writing. This notification must be renewed annually at the start of each fall semester.

    FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. If you'd like to authorize a user to view your billing and financial aid information, you may do so by adding an authorized user. If you would like more information on FERPA, please refer to the Registrar's Privacy Rights page.