Messages to the Community

2021-2022 Tuition, Registration, and Housing

A message from Xenia Markowitt, Interim Vice Provost for Student Success 

Dear Students,

I hope you had a restful spring break, and your semester is going well. Although most of us are not physically together, faculty and staff across the university are here to support your academic progress and help you achieve your educational goals.

If you are graduating in May, we look forward to celebrating with you at the 2021 Virtual Commencement

For those of you who will be continuing your studies next year, it’s time to look ahead to the 2021-2022 academic year. The information below will help you prepare for the summer, fall, and beyond.

2021-2022 Academic Calendar 

The 2021-2022 academic calendar has been updated. As you plan for the new year, please note the change in holidays. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are in-class days, however the university’s religious observance policies allow faculty, staff, and students to observe these days, or other religious observances, as is important to them without any adverse consequences. More information can be found on our website

Advising and Registration

Course registration for summer and fall 2021 begins on April 5. Nearly all classes will be taught online this summer, and the university is planning for a robust in-person student experience for the 2021-2022 academic year. We will work to accommodate those students who are unable to be on campus this fall. While our goal is to accommodate students’ needs, we cannot guarantee that all courses will be available for distance learning. Our work to assess course needs will continue over the coming months in partnership with students. Any changes to our course offerings will be published by June 1 after which we will assist students in making necessary adjustments. If you have not already met with your academic advisor, please make an appointment through Starfish to discuss your fall classes before you register. To register for classes, visit the Academics tab in MyNewSchool and find the Registration Information channel. 

On-Campus Housing

We are pleased to share that New York on-campus housing rates for the upcoming academic year have been reduced to provide more affordable options for our students. The housing application is now open for those who plan to live on campus this fall. Students must complete the application and submit their deposit by April 1 to participate in room selection. Please visit the Housing page for more information about our residence halls.

Dining Plans

For the 2021-2022 academic year, the university is excited to introduce a variety of dining plans that provide more options and greater flexibility for our students. The new dining plans—the One, Two, Three, and Express plans—allow students to eat on campus when it is convenient for them.

Continuing residential students will be automatically enrolled in the One plan but may elect to participate in the Two, Three, or Express dining plans, or opt out of the dining plan program entirely. Off-campus students can enroll in any of the dining plans by simply opting in to one of the available packages in MyNewSchool. Please visit the Meal Plans page for more information.

Tuition and Fees

To maintain the quality of our educational and co-curricular services, tuition and fees for the 2021-2022 academic year will increase for all undergraduate and some graduate degree programs. Student fees will return to their pre-pandemic level. For more information, visit the Tuition and Fees page. Please note that you must have paid in full or begun a payment plan by August 20 to finalize your fall course registration and be eligible to move into on-campus housing. For more information, please visit our FAQ.

Financial Aid & Support

I am pleased to share that The New School has once again allocated more funding for financial aid for current students in the upcoming year. For the fall semester, eligible students will have access to financial aid from several sources, including the university’s Student Emergency Fund and funding from the federal government’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II). We invite students to help determine how the HEERF II funds will be distributed and to engage in an ongoing way. If you are interested in joining a financial services advisory group, please complete this Google form by April 1. More information about both funds will be shared by email and on the website in early April. 

The university is committed to providing better service and extra support for our students and is taking a number of steps to address the issues students raised earlier this year. These include increasing staffing in the Financial Aid and Student Accounts departments to alleviate delays in responding to your questions and concerns; simplifying the billing process; and launching a dynamic calculator to help students understand the cost of attendance. We will continue to evaluate other ways to improve our processes.

I encourage all students to take advantage of the resources available through Financial Aid and Scholarship Advising and consider the range of options to help finance your education.  

I wish you a happy and healthy remainder of the semester and look forward to being together on campus in the fall.

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