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Tuition & Fees

2019/2020 Tuition Costs

Full-time Program Tuition

MFA – $12,687.50 per semester
Certificate – $8,675 per semester

Marathon Tuition

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

Fall/Spring
Drawing & Painting Courses -11 weeks – $475
Sculpture Courses – 11 weeks – $550*
Summer
Drawing & Painting Courses – 5 weeks – $255
Sculpture Courses – 5 weeks – $300

Application Fees

MFA – $70
Certificate – $70
Summer Session – $45
Marathons – $45

Registration Fees

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**

Miscellaneous Fees

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.

*Additional materials fee will be invoiced to student, once enrollment is completed.

**Fees vary according to faculty syllabus

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.

Estimated Supplies

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

Please note that these estimates are for one semester; the School semester lasts for approximately four months.

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 Services: Financial Aid, Work-study Fellowships, Deferred Payment Plan and NYSS’s Refund Policy, please click here to be redirected to the Financial Services page.

Leave of Absence

Full-time students (Certificate or MFA) may request a Leave of Absence from the School for a period of up to two semesters for certain extenuating circumstances. These may include, but are not limited to, medical emergency, family emergency and/or financial emergency. A Leave of Absence Form should only be completed by students who plan on returning to the School to complete their program within one year. Only students in good financial standing may request an official Leave of Absence leave. Leave is granted for up to two semesters. If, after completing a Leave of Absence, a student is unable to return within the appropriate time frame, s/he must then submit a Complete Withdrawal Form to the Registrar.

Leave of Absence Forms are available from the Registrar, and require a $25 processing fee.

Re-Admission Procedures

The Registrar will contact students on a Leave of Absence during the registration period so that the student can enroll in future classes. Full-time students who miss one or more semesters of study without taking an official Leave of Absence must re-apply. Applications are available online. Regular admission fees apply.

Withdrawal

Students (full-time or part-time) who, for any reason, find it impossible to complete the course for which they are registered should inform the Registrar in writing that they wish to withdraw from the course(s) or program. Students who wish to withdraw from a class and receive a tuition refund or credit from the school must submit a written and dated notice to the Registrar within the time frames of the refund request (see below). Students in full-time programs must also complete an official Complete Withdrawal Form. Submission of a Complete Withdrawal Form serves to inform various departments within the School that an individual student is no longer enrolled at the School and does not plan to return. Only the submission of a Complete Withdrawal Form will fully deactivate student status.  Any student who needs to take a leave of absence and plans to return in no more than two semesters should complete a Leave of Absence Form instead (please see above).

The date that the Complete Withdrawal Form is filed with Student Services is the date used to calculate student eligibility for WA (Authorized Withdrawal) grades and potential tuition refund. Refunds will be calculated based on the date the Complete Withdrawal Form is signed by the Registrar and Bursar. Students who leave the School without completing the above procedures will be liable for tuition and other fees and will receive a WU (Unauthorized Withdrawal) on their transcript based on the date of last known attendance.

PLEASE NOTE: Failure to complete a course(s) 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 is not 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 an outstanding tuition balance.

Refund Schedule

(Please note that refunds are not inclusive of the nonrefundable program deposits).

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 / no credit

Marathon 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 / no credit

Evening and Saturday Classes

  • Before the 1st meeting of class: 100% refund or 100% credit
  • After the 1st meeting of class: 50% refund or 50% credit
  • After the 2nd meeting of class: no refund / no credit

Please note that the start of the marathon is considered the start of the semester.

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