Billing and Payment

Invoices are sent to returning registered students electronically. An email is sent to each student's New School email address ( notifying him or her that the invoice is ready to be viewed through the MyNewSchool Internet portal. The fall returning student invoices will be available for viewing in early July, with a payment (or payment arrangement) 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 in advance of 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.

Both new and returning students who register just before the start of classes must pay their tuition and fees (and housing if applicable) in full, less approved financial aid awards, or make approved payment arrangements (degree students only) with Student Financial Services at the point of registration. You can make payment at (by credit card and/or checking or savings account) or at the Cashiering Office, located on the fourth floor of 72 Fifth Avenue.

Registration is not complete until payment or payment arrangements have been made. Payment for continuing and adult education and certificate students must accompany the registration.

Accepted forms of payment 


Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, check (U.S. funds only), money order, traveler's check, cash (in person only), and wire transfer (see instructions below). We encourage students to make payments online at MyNewSchool for timely, accurate, and secure posting. Online payment can be made with a checking or savings account, Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

Please 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.

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, 4th floor
New York, NY 10011

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

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 his or her 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 percent 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 percent penalty will be charged on the remaining account balance.

Refund Policy


Processing of refunds begins the first day of each semester; we cannot process a refund any  earlier. Please refer to the Refunds for Degree Students or the Refunds for Continuing and Adult Education Students page on this site for additional information. 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 listed on your student account, please contact a financial aid counselor in the Student Financial Services Office.

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. All other refunds (excluding Parent PLUS loan refunds) are processed as checks and are mailed to the student’s attention at the official address on file with the Registrar's Office. 

To expedite the refund process, we encourage all students to sign up to receive refunds electronically. They can do so through the MyNewSchool portal. 

Note: Refund processing can take up to four weeks. 

Wire Transfer Information


For information on how to wire-transfer funds to The New School, sign on to MyNewSchool and click the Student tab; then, in the Student Financial Services channel, click Wire Transfer Information.

Students who do not have access to MyNewSchool: Email Student Accounts 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 interest-free monthly installments on their account toward tuition, fees, and housing. There is a $55 enrollment fee upon signing up, and students must enroll in the plan every semester. 

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 installments of five, four, or two months. A two-month plan is also 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. 

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 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). Nonmatriculated students must submit the employer/sponsor forms with their registration.

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 and Employer Reimbursement Deferment forms. The payment due dates of the balance being deferred are February 1 for the fall semester, June 15 for the spring semester, and August 15 for the summer term. Registered degree students can fax their forms (see instructions below). Nonmatriculated students must submit the employer or sponsor forms with their registration.

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. The student must complete the Employer Reimbursement Deferment form and submit it with the employer's or sponsor's authorization. Any balance not covered by the employer or sponsor must be made before or upon submitting the forms.

Students who are deferring payment because they expect reimbursement from their employer or sponsor must submit the employer authorization letter and form(s) to Student Financial Services by the payment due date 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 4th floor.  

For questions about employer reimbursement, email or call 212.229.8930.

Health Insurance and Service Fees

Students are reminded that they need to decide if 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 Student 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.


Hours and Location

Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–5:45 p.m 

Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.. (except where noted on this page)

The New School
72 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor
New York, NY 10011
Fax: 212.989.9361
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