• 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

    Blackboard Orientation for Online Classes

    Your online classes will appear in Blackboard on the day your classes are scheduled to begin. 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. 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 an email to

    Computer Hardware and Software

    For all online classes, you will need access to a computer, an Internet connection, and a current version of a browser. For classes using digital design or graphics programs, a broadband Internet connection is desirable. For some classes, a scanner and additional software, such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, may be required. If special hardware or software is required for any class, your instructor will let you know as soon as the semester begins.

    Computer and Technology Discounts

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

    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. As an online student who may not be on campus, we believe that you should be familiar with the safety and preparedness procedures adopted by The New School. For more information, visit our website.


    The NEWcard is the official identification card of The New School. An online-only student is eligible to receive a non-photo NEWcard once he or she has registered for classes and paid tuition, or made tuition payment arrangements. Non-photo NEWcards will be mailed to online students upon request. If you want to have your NEWcard sent to you, please email us at

    If you plan to use New School facilities such as Academic Technology labs and university libraries or attend on-campus events, you must obtain a NEWcard with a photo. To do so, you should plan to visit Campus Card Services at 66 West 12th Street, room 409. For more information on obtaining your NEWcard, visit the NEWcard web page.

    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.