Payment for tuition and fees can be made by personal or certified check; money order; VISA; Mastercard; Amex; wire transfer or cash. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the New York Studio School in U.S. dollars and must be drawn on a U.S. bank. Checks or money orders drawn on an international bank will not be accepted. Students may pay in person, by mail or via telephone to the Bursar's Office. Payment is due in full. If it is not possible to pay in full immediately, students should enroll in the Deferred Payment Plan.
Payments must include the student's name, address, telephone number and email address. Only students who are registered and paid are entitled to attend classes.
The financial aid programs are part of the School's desire to attract to qualified students from a diversity of backgrounds. Any student want to be considered for financial assistance from the School must complete a Financial Aid Application form and submit it to Student Services by February 15 of each year for consideration. Financial aid scholarships are contingent on the continuation of satisfactory progress in all enrolled courses, and are available to all full-time enrolled students. Application forms can be downloaded here: Financial Aid Application
New York Studio School Work-Study Fellowships are available to enrolled students who demonstrate genuine financial need. Applicants are reviewed by Student Services, who consider the student's skills, academic progress and merit, in addition to their need. Other sources of aid and efforts towards self-help are also taken into account.
Work-Study awards are deducted directly from tuition at the beginning of each semester for those who qualify. Students are required to work for a specific number of hours in either one or more jobs, depending on the amount of the award. Assignments can include class monitors; office and library assistance; wait staff; gallery work and graphic design, among others.
Attendance and hours are tracked by the supervisor for each job, and records are maintained by the Director of Student Services throughout the semester. Work-Study awards will be revoked if the student does not fulfill their commitment, or if the student does not maintain academic compliance. Applications for the awards are given at Registration.
DEFERRED PAYMENT PLAN
Students are offered a payment plan if they wish to spread their tuition payments throughout the year or cannot pay their entire tuition upon enrollment. There is a $100 fee charged for participation in the Deferred Payment Plan. All students who opt for this Plan must ensure that all non-refundable fees are included in the first payment. There is no payment plan for the Summer Session programs, the Marathons, or the Evening and Saturday classes. These programs must be paid in full at least one week before the class starts.
The payment schedule for the Plan is as follows:
- 1st tuition payment due: July 30
- 2nd tuition payment due: September 1
- 3rd tuition payment due: October 1
- Final payment due: November 1
- 1st tuition payment due: January 1
- 2nd tuition payment due: February 1
- 3rd tuition payment due: March 1
- Final payment due: April 1
All payments are given a 1-week grace period. If a payment is not received during the grace period, a $100 late fee will be assessed.
Students who wish to withdraw from the School must give prior notice and complete an official Complete Withdrawal Form. No refunds are offered for the Marathons. Refunds are not issued for the Evening and Saturday classes once the class has begun. Refunds for full-time students who need to withdraw are computed as follows:
Fall & Spring
Within 1st 2 week/14 days of semester: 80% refunded
Within the 3rd week/first 21 days: 60% refunded
Within the 4th week/first 28 days: 40% refunded
After 28 days from beginning of semester: No Refund
Within 1st week/7 days of session: 80% refunded
Within 2nd week/14 days of session: 60% refunded
Within 3rd week/21 days of session: 40% refunded
After 21 days from beginning of session: No Refund