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Tuition & Fees
2017/2018 Tuition Costs
Full-time Program Tuition
MFA – $12,437.50 per semester
Certificate – $8,425 per semester
Drawing Marathon – $1,725
Sculpture Marathon – $1,725
1 Week Guest Faculty Drawing Marathon – $940
Arbor Vitae Marathon (Summer only) – $2,075
6 Week Summer Session Reduced Cost- $4,200
Evening & Saturday Courses Tuition
Drawing & Painting Courses -11 weeks – $475
Sculpture Courses – 11 weeks – $550*
Drawing & Painting Courses – 5 weeks – $255
Sculpture Courses – 5 weeks – $300
MFA – $70
Certificate – $70
Summer Session – $45
Marathons – $45
Late Registration Fee – $100
Payment Plan Fee – $100
International Student Processing Fee – $300
Late Payment Fee – $100
Returned Check Fee – $40
Sculpture Materials Fee
Full Time Programs – $400 per semester
Full Summer Session – $200
Marathon – $200**
Activities Fee (Arbor Vitae)- $250
Transcript – $15
The above costs are subject to change by action of the Administration. The School reserves the right to change regulations at any time without prior notice; it also reserves the right to change tuition and fees as deemed necessary.
Students who wish to attend the School must be aware that they should be able to cover both tuition and related expenses including materials, housing costs, health insurance and travel. Tuition expenses listed below that indicate coverage for one year include the fall and spring semesters only.
Estimated Living Expenses
The School does not have facilities to house students. Upon acceptance, students will receive information on housing opportunities in New York, including listings of temporary accommodations and help on searching for suitable living situations. The School is easily accessible by public transport from the outer boroughs and New Jersey. Rents in the outer boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and The Bronx) and close areas of New Jersey, such as Jersey City and Hoboken, tend to be lower than in Manhattan. Less expensive situations can be found through sublets or by living with roommates. Students should plan to find proper accommodations prior to enrolling. A chart detailing estimated costs of living and expenses is below.
Painting Major – $1,000 to $2,500
Sculpture Major – $1,000 to $2,500
Marathon Student – $300-500
Estimated Living & Additional Expenses
Rent – $4,000
Food – $2,400
Utilities/Phone – $600
Health Insurance (optional) – $3,500
Transportation – $450
Health Services & Information
Enrolled students must be aware that the School does not provide health insurance coverage. We strongly recommend that students enrolled in the School organize their own coverage, either via a parent/guardian or on an individual basis. There are many health insurance providers who offer individual insurance programs, and it is the responsibility of each student to fully research the benefits of each individual provider.
Class Cancellation Policy
Please note that all classes, including Marathons, are subject to minimum enrollment numbers. The School reserves the right to cancel any class for which there is insufficient enrollment and to withdraw or modify course offerings. If a course is withdrawn or cancelled by the School for any reason, students may transfer to another course or receive a full refund, in accordance with the School’s refund schedule.
For further information regarding the following Financial Serives: Financial Aid, Work-study Fellowships, Deferred Payment Plan and NYSS’s Refund Policy, please click here to be redirected to the Financial Services page.