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 payment: June 1
- 2nd payment: July 1
- 3rd payment: August 1
- 4th payment: September 1
- 1st payment: October 1
- 2nd payment: November 1
- 3rd payment: December 1
- 4th payment: January 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.
NYSS REFUND POLICY
The New York Studio School believes in consistent practice to further and expand ones artistic knowledge. If a student is dissatisfied with a course, it is recommended that they contact Student Services immediately. Courses are not interchangeable.
Cancellations by NYSS:
All courses are subject to minimum enrollment. When courses are withdrawn or cancelled by the New York Studio School for any reason, students may request to be transferred to another course or receive a full tuition refund or credit. The New York Studio School reserves the right to cancel any class for which there is insufficient enrollment and to withdraw or modify course offerings.
Should the New York Studio School be obliged to cancel a class session(s) due to natural disasters (such as weather conditions) or causes outside of the School's control, every effort will be made to schedule a make-up session(s). Refunds and credits will not be issued for 'natural disaster' cancellations.
Withdrawal from NYSS:
Students who, for any reason, find it impossible to complete the course for which they are registered should inform Student Services in writing that they wish to withdraw. Students who wish to withdraw from a class and receive a tuition refund or credit from the School must submit a written and dated letter and must complete an official Complete Withdrawal Form to the Student Services Coordinator within a timely fashion.
Failure to complete the course does not constitute official withdrawal, nor does notification to the instructor or monitor. Lack of attendance does not entitle a student to a refund. The New York Studio School cannot be responsible for providing make-ups or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. Withdrawals do not necessarily entitle the student to a refund of tuition paid, or the cancellation of tuition still due.
Full-Time MFA and Certificate Programs
Before the 1st day of classes: 100% refund or 100% credit
Within the 1st week of the semester: 75% refund or 75% credit
Within the 2nd week of the semester: 50% refund or 50% credit
After the 2nd week of the semester: No refund or no credit
Marathon, Evening and Saturday, and Summer Session Programs
Before the 1st meeting day of classes: 100% refund or 100% credit
Within the 1st meeting day of classes: 75% refund or 75% credit
Within the 2nd meeting day of classes: 50% refund or 50% credit
After the 2nd meeting day of classes: No refund or no credit
Please note that the start of the Marathon is considered the start of the semester.