Tuition

Tuition is charged on a per-course basis. In addition to tuition, students are charged a non-refundable $40 registration fee per course, per term. For-credit summer courses are also subject to a refundable university fee which changes each semester.

Tuition for Continuing and Professional Education courses is determined annually by The New School. The cost of completing a certificate may vary based on electives chosen and time to complete. We aim for clarity and transparency in our tuition and fees. Contact us at continuinged@newschool.edu with any related questions.

Payment

Payment is due upon registration. Accepted forms of payment include credit or debit card issued by American Express, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. Students who live in countries outside of the United States may make payment via an International bank. The New School has partnered with PayMyTuition to make it safe and convenient for international students to pay their tuition using their local currency. If you plan to use PayMyTuition to pay for your courses, a program advisor will need to enroll you into courses. Please contact continuinged@newschool.edu to get enrolled and to use the PayMyTuition service. Please see this page for PayMyTuition instructions in several languages.

Employee Tuition Waiver & Alumni Discount

The New School offers a tuition waiver benefit for courses taken at the university once an employee has completed three months of continuous service. This benefit is available to faculty, staff, and eligible family members (spouse, same- or opposite-sex Qualified Domestic Partner, and children of any age). Tuition waiver benefits apply to tuition and mandatory fees. Please read the Tuition Waiver Plan Policies for Full-time Faculty and Staff and for Part-Time Faculty available on the Human Resources website for detailed information and potential tax implications.

New School alumni are eligible to receive a discount on noncredit continuing education courses. Request your personal discount code through Alumni Relations.

Children of alumni are not eligible for the discount.

For further assistance, please contact the Registrar's Office at reghelp@newschool.edu.

Third-Party Tuition Payment

Veterans and students whose tuition will be paid by their employer or another sponsor can arrange for third-party payment by contacting myaccount@newschool.edu. Veterans should contact the Veterans Registrar and Financial Services at vahelp@newschool.edu to discuss their benefits and eligibility to engage in coursework. Students whose tuition will be paid by their employer or another sponsor should contact continuinged@newschool.edu to arrange for course enrollment.

Add/Drop & Withdrawals

Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with university policies regarding adding, dropping, and withdrawing from courses and resulting refunds of tuition and fees.

Deadlines for adding, dropping, and withdrawing from courses are based on the length of the course. 

Adult Continuing Education Courses

Students may add and drop courses during the first week of classes.

Parsons Academy

Students enrolled in Parsons Academy fall and spring courses may add and drop courses during the first week of classes.

Summer Programs and Mannes Prep

See Online Summer Intensive Studies (Pre-College), Online Summer Intensive Studies (College/Adult), Summer Parsons Academy courses, and Mannes Prep courses for add/drop deadlines for each program.

Military & Veteran Benefits

Students who receive military and veteran tuition benefits are advised to contact Rob Rahni of Student Veteran Services at vahelp@newschool.edu with questions regarding how a drop or withdrawal may affect eligibility for benefits.

Refund Schedule and Policies

Once you enroll in a course, you agree to the refund policy attached to that course. Students are strongly encouraged to read the refund policy for each course. Refund policies vary by course and each continuing education unit. 

The refund schedule and refund dates for each course is presented during the course registration process. It is the responsibility of the student to understand the terms of the refund before enrolling and agreeing to make any type of payment for a course. 

If you stop attending a class, you must drop or withdraw from the class to qualify for a refund. Simply notifying the instructor that you will no longer attend does not constitute withdrawal.

Refunds are computed from the date and time the course is dropped.

The Registration/University Services Fee is not refundable unless you are withdrawing because the university canceled the course.

Refunds are disbursed through the method originally used for payment. Refund processing time is approximately three weeks.

Please note: All refund schedules are effective until 11:59 p.m. ET on a specified date.

Adult Continuing Education Course Refunds

The deadline to obtain a 100% refund is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, seven days from the start of the course. (For example, if a class starts on Monday, the following Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ET would be the last day to drop a course for the full refund.)

After the first week of a course, The New School retains a percentage of tuition for each week, or part of a week, that a student remains registered. These schedules apply to Continuing & Professional Education courses (for intensive and youth programs, please refer to the specific program page for refund policies). Please check your enrollment information to determine the start date and length of your class.

View the Registrar's website for information regarding exceptions to registration dates and refund policies.

Course Drop or Withdrawal Date Percentage of Tuition Refunded
Within the first week of class 100
8 to 14 days from the class start date 50
15 or more days from the class start date No refund

Course Drop or Withdrawal Date Percentage of Tuition Refunded
Within the first week of class 100
8 to 14 days from the class start date 50
15 to 21 days from the class start date 25
22 or more days from the class start date No refund

Course Drop or Withdrawal Date Percentage of Tuition Refunded
Within the first week of class 100
8 to 14 days from the class start date 75
15 to 21 days from the class start date 50
22 to 28 days from the class start date 25
29 or more days from the class start date No refund

Course Drop or Withdrawal Date Percentage of Tuition Refunded
Within the first week of class 100
8 to 14 days from the class start date 75
15 to 21 days from the class start date 50
22 to 28 days from the class start date 25
29 or more days from the class start date No refund

Course Drop or Withdrawal Date Percentage of Tuition Refunded
Add/Drop through Sept. 13 100
Sept. 14 to Sept. 22 75
Sept. 23 to Oct. 1 50
Oct. 2 to Oct. 10 25
Withdrawal on or after Oct. 11 No refund

The New School reserves the right to cancel courses or adjust curriculum. Courses are canceled typically because of insufficient enrollment, withdrawal of the instructor, or inability to secure appropriate instructional space. If your course is canceled, you will be notified by the Registrar's Office and asked whether you wish to transfer to another course or to receive a full refund of tuition and fees. If you are in a certificate program, please consult with a program advisor if a required course is canceled.

Refunds are disbursed through the method originally used for payment. Refund processing time is approximately three weeks.

 
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