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  • The Open Enrollment period begins on Monday, October 25, 2021, and ends on Friday, November 12, 2021.

    The New School has designed a benefits plan to meet the needs of our diverse employees. Please review this important information regarding your elections. A thorough understanding of your benefits options can help you ensure that you have the appropriate level of coverage for you and your family, and that you have chosen the most cost effective plan for your needs. Below is a snapshot of the benefits available to you as a full-time employee. Please review all sections listed below for more information.

    • Health Insurance: Aetna POS Plan, Aetna EPO Plan, and Aetna Value Plan (formerly known as HDHP) with an HSA.
    • Dental Insurance: Aetna DHMO and Aetna PPO
    • Flexible Spending Accounts: Health Care and Dependent Care
    • Short Term Disability Insurance
    • Long Term Disability Insurance
    • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance
    • Tuition Waivers at the New School
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Qualified Transportation Expense
    • The New School Voluntary 403(b) retirement plan (Employee Contributions)

    Important Reminder

    The benefits elections you make during the open enrollment period may not be changed until January 1, 2023, unless you experience a qualifying event such as marriage, divorce, birth, adoption or gain or loss of coverage. Benefits that are governed by this rule include: all medical and dental elections and flexible spending. You must notify the benefits office within 31 days of a qualifying event for changes to become effective, otherwise you will not be able to make changes until the next open enrollment period. You must also submit documentation to support the qualifying event. For example, if you are adding a newborn you must submit the birth certificate within 31 days of the child's birth in order for the coverage to be effective on the child's date of birth.

    Here's What to Do

    1. Review all of the information on this webpage.
    2. Review your current benefit elections and costs in MyDay. Type into your browser and log in with your regular username and password. Click on the Benefits worklet (circle). Under View, select Benefit Elections. Download this into Excel or print a PDF for your records.
    3. Decide if you want to make any changes to medical, dental, or life insurance and/or to enroll in a Flexible Spending Account for 2022.
    4. Review this guide for instructions for navigating the MyDay Open Enrollment Benefit Event.

    Qualified Transportation Expense and Tax Deferred Annuity Retirement Plan changes can be made outside of the Open Enrollment Benefit Event. The 2022 limits are not known at this point, but we will advise when limits have been set.

  • Contact Us

    Office of Human Resources
    80 Fifth Avenue, 8th floor
    Phone: 212.229.5671 (general number) 

    HR Help
    212.229.5671 x4964
    Fax: 212.229.5884
    [email protected]

    Benefits Help
    212.229.5671 x4942 
    Fax: 646.843.3656
    [email protected]

    Payroll Help
    212.229.5671 x4963
    Fax: 646-843-3651
    [email protected]

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application


To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.