Wellness Programs

Wellness Programs

Each semester we offer non-credit-bearing courses, such as Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais, which focus on stress relief and body wellness. These courses are offered at a minimal cost to the student. Students interested in these offerings should visit the Office of Student Engagement to signup.

Gym Membership

The Columbia University gym is nearby and available for MSM Students at a discounted student rate. Students who wish to join should go to the Hartley-Dodge Physical Fitness Center at Columbia with their Manhattan School of Music ID and proof of health insurance (if you are on the Manhattan School of Music plan, your paid college bill will serve as proof.)

Health Insurance

ALL full-time Manhattan School of Music students are required to have health insurance that meets the minimum essential coverage requirements set by the U.S. Affordable Care Act.  ALL full-time Manhattan School of Music students will be pre-enrolled in the plan and charged via their student bill. The MSM policy is MANDATORY for all F-1 and J-1 visa holders entering a new program in 2016-17. International health insurance plans are no longer accepted. Domestic students and continuing F-1 and J-1 visa holders will be allowed to submit an online waiver application through the AIG student insurance portal and will be granted a waiver of the school-sponsored plan under certain conditions. Paper waiver requests are no longer accepted. Waiver applications submitted after 08/08/16 will incur a $100 late fee that will be added to your student account bill. 

The MSM-sponsored health insurance plan will cover the student for one full academic year, 08/20/16-08/20/17. Enrollment is for the full year and cannot be changed. If a student takes a leave of absence, withdraws, or changes to part-time status prior to the academic year end, their coverage under the plan will continue through the end of the enrollment period and NO REFUNDS will be issued. Part-time, Exchange, and DMA students in their 3rd year and beyond are not required to submit health insurance information or enroll in the MSM-sponsored plan.  The cost for the MSM-sponsored student health insurance plan for the 2016-2017 school year is $2573.  For more information about the MSM health insurance requirements or for details of waiver eligibility, please visit Student Engagement’s Website (http://www.msmnyc.edu/Offices/Student-Affairs).