• Things You Need To Know

    Financial Services

    Log in to MyNewSchool to learn more about the following services:

    • Electronic refunds directed to your bank account
    • Payment Plan
    • Web Check/ACH Payment
    • Credit Card Payment (subject to convenience fee)
    • Designate Authorized Users
    • Electronic Invoices
    • Financial Aid Status

    In an effort to offer greater access to invoice and payment information and reduce the impact on our environment, The New School issues electronic invoices. Students do not receive a paper invoice at their official mailing address and will instead receive a notification at their New School email account ( when an invoice is ready to be viewed.

    For more information, visit the Student Financial Services website, contact Student Financial Services at 212.229.8930, or send an email to

    Online Resources

    Online classes and many on-campus classes use Canvas course sites. You can log in to Canvas through MyNewSchool, where you will find the Canvas icon in the Apps grid in the upper right portion of your screen (along with other useful links). Clicking on the Canvas link will take you to your Canvas courses. Requests for user support or training and general inquiries about Canvas should be directed to Distributed Education. Call 212.229.8947 x4463 during business hours or send an email to

    On-Campus Classes

    The Canvas course sites for on-campus classes appear in Canvas on the day your classes are scheduled to begin. If your class first meets on Tuesday, for example, you will see the Canvas course site for that class on Tuesday morning. Be sure to log int o the Canvas course site. Your professor may have posted the syllabus, readings, or other important information there. Information about using Canvas is available in every Canvas class—just click on the Canvas Tutorials link on the left side of the page. Visit the Canvas overview page for more information about Canvas, including hardware and software requirements and information about the Canvas app for Apple and Android mobile devices.

    Online Classes

    Your online classes will appear in Canvas on the first day of the semester, and the first few days are reserved for a Canvas Orientation class. You will receive an email at your New School ( email account giving you instructions for logging in to Canvas.

    Computer and Technology Discount

    As a New School student, you have access to great deals on computer software and hardware. Visit the Services tab in MyNewSchool, in the Information Technology Services section, for more information.

    Academic Calendar

    The New School's academic calendar is available here. Be sure to familiarize yourself with important dates such as the start and end of classes, and university holidays.

    University Learning Center

    The University Learning Center (ULC) provides academic support in undergraduate and graduate writing, math, and ESL. Students are served through one-on-one tutoring sessions with trained tutors, either in person or via Skype, on an as-needed or weekly basis. Appointments can be scheduled in advance on Starfish, or students can simply walk in. Skype appointments and weekly sessions must be booked directly through the ULC; please email or call 212.229.5121.

    The ULC also holds a variety of skill-building workshops, such as Time Management, Research Writing, and Oral Presentations. Many of these workshops are available by Livestream for those who cannot attend in person. For more information, visit the ULC website.

    University Policies and Procedures

    Certain privileges, rights, and responsibilities are associated with membership in The New School community. It is important that you be familiar with the university's policies and procedures, which ensure that your experience here is a positive one. For more information, visit the Student Rights and Responsibilities website.

    Safety and Preparedness

    Ensuring the safety of our students is The New School's first priority; toward that end, we recommend that you become familiar with the safety and preparedness procedures adopted by The New School. For more information, visit our safety website.

    Sustainability at The New School

    The New School is committed to becoming a more sustainable university. The university's sustainability goals include reducing the use of energy in buildings, promoting public transportation and bicycling, reducing waste sent to landfills, and supporting the integration of sustainability and eco-literature into curriculum. As a member of the New School community, you can become a part of the university-wide effort to create a more sustainable, less wasteful campus. Commit to personal actions that will help make the university a more sustainable institution by taking The New School Sustainability Pledge. For more information, visit the Sustainability website.

    Planning for Your Arrival

    Here is some helpful information to assist you in planning for your arrival on campus and for life in New York City.

    Travel and Lodging

    Here are a few links to help make your travel to The New School and your stay in New York City easy and enjoyable.