Information on how to pay your bill, avoid late fees, and more.
This page contains account information for the College Division. To find information about Precollege accounts please look here.
You can find Financial Aid information here.
The Student Accounts Office accepts the following options for payment:
Make payable to “Manhattan School of Music”. Please include the student’s name and MSM Student ID# in the Memo section of the check or money order. Mail payment to:
Manhattan School of Music
130 Claremont Avenue
New York, NY 10027
Attn: Student Accounts Office
Please note: The written date on checks should be the same day that they are mailed or handed to the Student Accounts Office. If submitted checks are rejected by the bank. a $30 return fee will be applied to the student’s account. It is our policy that no personal checks will be accepted for the effected account for a period of one year.
A drop box is available between room A-440 & A-441 for non-cash payments made after normal business hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Please email the Student Accounts Office at email@example.com to receive our bank information and other details about this payment option. Please include the student name and Student ID Number in your email request.
Credit card payments are accepted in person or by telephone. Please contact the Student Accounts Office by calling 917.493.4467 or 917.493.4785.
All credit card payments will incur a nonrefundable processing fee of 3.5% in order for MSM to recover actual costs paid to its credit card service provider. This processing fee is not greater than the applicable Merchant Discount Rate for Mastercard Credit Card Transactions at the Merchant (MSM). (Mastercard Rule 220.127.116.11(2))
We can accept credit cards under the following circumstances:
The 3.5% processing fee will be applied to payment for any item that appears on your student bill.
Enroll in a 4- or 5-month Semester Plan through the CASHnet website.
The Spring 2024 payment plan opens on November 2, 2023. The first payment is due upon enrollment, along with a $35 enrollment fee. If you are enrolling for the first time, you will need to create a new account using your six digit student ID number and MSM email address. All others will simply log in using their existing user credentials.
4- or 5-Month Plans:
Plans Opens: November 7, 2023
Last Day to Enroll Online: December 5, 2023
Number of Payments: 3, 4, or 5
Payments Due: 1st of the month
Please see the CASHnet website for more information.
To download your invoice for the semester, follow the steps below.
Academic Year tuition charges are as follows:
Note your housing prepayment will be included as a $300 credit on your Fall invoice.
*Charges marked are pending board approval*
November 2, 2023 — Fall Invoices and Payment Plan information available for all confirmed students.
December 1, 2023 — All tuition and other charges not covered by Financial Aid or a finalized payment plan are due at the Student Accounts Office along with supporting documents
January 8, 2024 — First day of classes for the Spring 2024 Semester
January 29, 2024 onwards—Refunds for account credits begin and continue on a weekly basis.
In compliance with FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) the Student Accounts Office will NOT discuss your student account with your parent, guardian, or any other financial sponsor unless we have a signed Authorization on file. To maintain written consent to release non-directory tuition information to specific individuals on file, please sign and return The Student Accounts Office F.E.R.P.A. form to the Student Accounts Office. The Authorization will remain in effect for your entire enrollment unless you notify the School otherwise in writing.
Click here for a copy of the form.
The Student Accounts Office reserves the right to assess late fees to all accounts (including undergraduate, graduate, professional studies, and doctoral) that have not been paid by the due date. Please note that non-receipt of an invoice does not constitute an exception to the late fee policy. The student is the account holder and therefore responsible for ensuring that payments are made on or before the due date regardless of the source of funds. The student is also responsible for forwarding student account information to other parties that have agreed to make payment (i.e., parents, sponsors, etc.).
Should accounts become excessively overdue, it is the policy of Manhattan School of Music to place the account on hold. This hold will prevent you from registering for the upcoming semester, using your Asimut account, viewing your grades, receiving a copy of your transcript or your diploma. Failure to submit payment after these steps have been taken will result in our office referring your account to a collection agency. Please contact the Student Accounts Office immediately should circumstances arise to interfere with tuition payments to the School. You may be eligible for an In-House Payment Plan.
Timely receipt of payment is considered to be:
Late fees will be assessed for outstanding balances owed to Manhattan School of Music as indicated below.
Financial aid assistance is subtracted from the total student charges due on your Fall and Spring invoices in order to arrive at the bottom line balance for which the student is responsible. Please note that certain loans including those processed through the Department of Education’s Direct Loan Program carry origination fees charged to the borrower. This fee is subtracted from the disbursement that the School receives.
Please confirm with the Financial Aid Department or your private lender for information on fees.
Refunds/Leaves of Absence and Withdrawals
Students who wish to file a Leave of Absence or Withdrawal notice after the first day of classes are required to complete the appropriate form located in the Office of the Registrar. The Registrar will determine the official date. After the first day of classes, all students will be responsible for a portion of tuition and housing. The tuition due will be based upon the following schedule (any over payment will be refunded by mailed check):
20% within the first two weeks
40% within the third week
60% within the fourth week
80% within the fifth week
100% after the fifth week
Arrangements must be made with the Director of Residence Life regarding refunds of housing charges.
Please contact the Office of Residence Life for changes in resident meal plans.
Meal plan balances are carried over from the Fall to the Spring semester unless the student does not return for the Spring semester in which case the remaining money is forfeited. Any unused balance at the completion of the Spring semester is nonrefundable. Precollege Meal Plan does not expire, however, balances are forfeited once the student leaves the Precollege program.
To add more money towards your meal plan account, please follow the steps below:
With your Post ID Card handy, please visit https://msmnyc.campuscardcenter.com/ch/login.html, on the right-hand side of the webpage, click the “Register Now” button to start the registration process.
Cardholder Registration Page:
Create User Profile Page: Complete the form as follows:
Cardholder Terms & Conditions Page: Upon review:
Registration & Card Activation Successful Confirmation Page: Congratulations you have successfully registered your account. To access your account, click on “Click Here” to return to the login page and enter the username and password you just established.
If you are unable to successfully register, please contact the MSM Administrative Offices at 917-493-4467 & 917-493-4785 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Add Value to Your Account:
Once your card is registered, you can add value by logging into the account portal or using the quick add value feature.
To add value by logging into your account:
Please visit https://msmnyc.campuscardcenter.com/ch/login.html, on the left-hand side of the screen, please enter your username and password that was previously created when you registered your card.
-Once in the account, please click on “add value” on the left-hand side bar
Step 1: Payment Amount
Step 2: Payment Method
Step 3: Confirmation
Congrats! You have successfully added value to your meal plan account.
If you would like to check the new balance of the account, please click the “account summary” button located on the left-hand side of the account portal.
If you are in a hurry and need to add value quickly, you have the option to use the quick add value feature.
Add Value by using the Quick Add Value feature:
Please visit https://msmnyc.campuscardcenter.com/ch/login.html, click on the “Quick Add Value” button in the middle of the webpage.
On the next screen, please click “YES” to ensure you would like to add money to this account.
The next screen you arrive at is the payment screen, please follow the directions as you would if you had registered your card.
Congrats! You have successfully added value to your your Meal Plan.
If you have any questions about adding value to the card, please contact the MSM Administrative Offices at 917-493-4467 and 917-493-4785 or email@example.com for assistance.
New students will be photographed and receive MSM ID Cards during orientation week. The Student Accounts Office distributes validation stickers to students each semester once tuition payment has been confirmed starting on the first day of classes. You must have a valid ID and sticker to gain entrance to the main building and to have borrowing rights to the library. Since your ID is used for the declining balance of your meal plan, it is very important to report a missing or lost ID card as soon as possible. If you lose or damage your ID card there is a $45.00 replacement fee, payable in cash or by credit/debit card, at the Business Office.
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