Tuition and Payment

The following highlights student charges, payment options, and due dates. Please note that all charges are quoted for one semester only. Invoices for the Fall 2015 semester will be mailed by early-mid June.

Payment for all charges not expected to be covered by approved financial aid AND accompanying signed documents are due in the Student Accounts Office no later than July 23, 2015. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for further information and dates. The School accepts payment in multiple forms, as described in full on the Student Accounts Web page. Payments received after the due date will incur late fees as described below.

Fall 2015 Billing Worksheet

Welcome to the new Manhattan School of Music Billing Worksheet. We urge you to take advantage of this new worksheet on our website which the school has updated to give you the most complete and accurate view of your billing cost, payments and financial aid information per semester.

To login you will enter your user ID (the MSM email address before the @ symbol) and your password (the same as your MSM email password). If you have not received that information please follow the "Send me my account information" link on the login page and enter the email address given on your Admissions paperwork. You should receive this information within 24 hours. For further assistance you can contact the IT Department at After a successful login, print out your Billing Worksheet and return it with your other tuition documents to the Student Accounts Office located in Room 222.

Tuition and Fees Fall 2015

Tuition $21,000  
General Fees $500 (Once per Academic Year)
Health Insurance TBD (Once per Academic Year)
Resident Meal Plan-Bronze $1,268  
Resident Meal Plan-Silver $1,775   
Resident Meal Plan-Gold $2,538  
Meal Plan-Commuter $132  
Over Credit  $725 (Per Credit) 

Andersen Residence Hall Room Charges Per Semester

Economic Double $4,300
Double $4,863
Economic Single $5,875
Single $6,488

Please contact or visit the Office of Residence Life for specific details and room selection.

Late Fee

A late fee of $250 will be assessed to student accounts when payments are received on or after July 24, 2015.

Furthermore, should accounts become excessively overdue, it is the policy of Manhattan School of Music to place the account on hold and suspend private lessons and other school privileges.

Payment Plans

Pay in Full

Pay the full amount of your billed charges (net of expected approved financial aid) by:

  • July 23, 2015  Fall 2015 Semester
  • December 2, 2015   Spring 2016 Semester

Higher One Tuition Pay Plan 

Manhattan School of Music works with Higher One to offer the Tuition Pay Plan, which breaks the cost of tuition for the entire academic year into either 10 or 9 monthly installments. Higher One charges an annual enrollment fee of $55. Payments are payable to them on the first of each month from June 1 through March 1 (10 months) or July 1 through March 1(9 months).

The deadline to enroll in Tuition Pay is July 23, 2015. Should you enroll after the June 1 or July 1 payment due date, you have the choice to make payments in arrears or spread them out evenly over the term of the plan. You can enroll via their website at Higher One.

Higher One Deferred Plan

The Higher One Deferred Plan divides the cost of tuition and other charges (net of approved financial aid) into two payments for each academic semester. Please see below for payment due dates. The Deferred Plan is administered by Higher One on a semester basis. Enrollment must be completed separately for each term.

Fall 2015

  • July 23, 2015  Pay one-half of the billed charge (net of expected approved financial aid) plus a $35 enrollment fee
  • October 5, 2015 Balance due

Spring 2016

  • December 2, 2015  Pay one-half of the billed charge (net of expected approved financial aid) plus a (separate from Fall) $35 enrollment fee
  • February 3, 2016  Balance due

Business Office

Visit the Administration, Business, & HR page

917 493 4464
917 493 4467
212 865 1128 fax