• 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
    • 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 find links to your Canvas classes in two ways: When you have logged in to MyNewSchool, you will see a Canvas icon 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. You can also log in to Canvas directly at Requests for user support or training and general inquiries about Canvas should be directed to Distributed Education. Call 212.229.4483 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 in to the Canvas course site. Your professor may have posted the syllabus, readings, or other important information there. For information and tutorials for using Canvas, visit the online learning webpage.

    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 to help you learn about Canvas. You will receive an email at your New School ( email account informing you when Canvas Student Orientation is live and giving you instructions on how to log in.

    Computer and Technology Discount

    As a New School student, you have access to great deals on computer software and hardware. Visit MyNewSchool 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.

    The University Learning Center (ULC)

    The University Learning Center (ULC) provides academic support in writing, math, ESL, and graduate writing. Students are served through one-on-one tutoring sessions with trained and experienced tutors, either in person or by Skype. These appointments can be made on a per-need or weekly basis. For in-person appointments, students can schedule in advance on Starfish or just walk in. To book a Skype appointment, email or call 212.229.5121. The ULC also holds a variety of skill-building workshops, such as time management, research writing, and writing with authority. Many of these workshops are available by live stream for those who cannot attend in person. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit

    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.