• Things You Need To Know

    Financial Services

    To learn more about the following services, log in to MyNewSchool:

    • 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, as well as 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 Blackboard course sites. You can find links to your Blackboard classes in two ways: When you have logged into MyNewSchool, you will see a Blackboard icon in the upper right portion of your screen (along with other useful links). Clicking on the Blackboard link will take you to your Blackboard courses. You can also log into Blackboard directly at Requests for user support or training and general inquiries about Blackboard should be directed to Distributed Education. Call 212.229.4483 during business hours or send email to

    On-Campus Classes

    The Blackboard course sites for on-campus classes appear in Blackboard on the day your classes are scheduled to begin. If your class first meets on Tuesday, for example, you will see the Blackboard course site for that class on Tuesday morning. Be sure to log into the Blackboard course site. Your professor may have posted the syllabus, readings, or other important information there. For information and tutorials for using Blackboard, visit MyNewSchool.

    Online Classes

    Your online classes will appear in Blackboard on the first day of the semester, but the first few days are reserved for a Blackboard Orientation class to help you learn about Blackboard. You will receive an email at your New School ( email account informing you when Blackboard 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.

    University Policies and Procedures

    There are certain privileges, rights, and responsibilities associated with membership in The New School community. It is important that you are 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

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

    Sustainability at The New School

    The New School is committed to becoming a more sustainable university. A few of 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 to campus and 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: