Information on how to pay your bill, avoid late fees, getting a MSM Student ID card, 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.
Office hours 9:00am-5:00pm
Phone/Fax: 917-493-4467 and 917-493-4464
Crystal Jarvis, Student Accounts Specialist
917-493-4467 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Cassandra Waldrop, Student Accounts Specialist
917-493-4464 | email@example.com
June — Fall invoices and payment plan information available for all confirmed students
July 22 — 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
July 23 — Late fees commence
September 9 — First day of classes
October 3 — Refund disbursements for over payments and/ or excess financial aid 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 and to suspend private lessons and other school privileges. 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.
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.
Fall 2019 Semester
$250.00 assessed July 23, 2019
First overdue notification sent to student’s assigned MSM e-mail. Student’s account will be placed on HOLD. A student whose account is on hold will be prevented from using MSM services including the library, practice rooms, and Registrar-originated documents.
Second overdue notification sent by MSM e-mail and by U.S. mail to student’s Billing Address on record. Vice presidents of faculty will be notified to contact student’s major lesson teacher to suspend lessons until delinquent account balance has been resolved.
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.
Refund disbursement is approximated to commence Thursday, October 3, and continue on a weekly basis. It is the School’s policy to distribute refunds to the student, unless the student’s financial aid includes a Parent PLUS loan. Refunds may be made to the other party by notifying the Student Accounts Office by e-mail. The Student Accounts Office will notify the student that his/her refund is available for pick-up with an e-mail to the students’ MSM account. Parent refunds will be mailed to the address on record. All refunds remaining uncollected after 21 days will be mailed to the students’ Billing address on record at the time the check was prepared.
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):
% of Tuition Responsible by Date
Arrangements must be made with the Director of Residence Life regarding refunds of housing charges.
Students receiving federal financial aid funds that withdraw or cease attendance through a leave of absence during the semester are subject to The Return of Title IV Funds regulation. For a list of federal funds falling under this regulation and more information about this process, please visit financial aid. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.
Registration, general student fees, health insurance, late fees, meal plan fees, graduation fees and certain Other Fees are non-refundable.
If you are eligible for a Health Insurance waiver, it is very important that you complete this process before the given deadline to avoid tuition payment delinquency. Please contact the Office of Student Affairs for additional details.
Office of Student Affairs
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, call or visit the Business Office:
Office hours: 9AM to 5PM
Anderson Hall Room: A-442 and A-446
Please note: a minimum of $50.00 is required to add funds to your meal plan. The following payment options are accepted: cash, checks and debit/credit cards.
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.
It is extremely important to keep your contact information current and to check your MSM e-mail frequently.
The school provides an email account for every student. This email account is the official means of sending you important communications and documents. Go to http://webmail.msmnyc.edu and use your user ID and password to log in. If you do not know your user ID and password, contact the IT department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download your invoice for the semester, follow the steps below.
Fall tuition charges are as follows:
Full Time Tuition (12-18 credits) $24,140.00
Part Time Tuition (1-11.5 credits) $2,150.00
Over Credit (over 18 credits) $24,140.00+$750.00 (for each credit over 18)
General Student Fees $850.00
(Mandatory annual fee)
MSM Health Insurance $2,430.00
Commuter Meal Plan $141.00
(Required for full time student not in Andersen Hall)
Thesis Continuation $1,200.00
Resident Student Options:
Bronze Meal Plan $1,353.00
Silver Meal Plan $1,893.00
Gold Meal Plan $2,703.00
Economic Double $4,730.00
Regular Double $5,395.00
Regular Single $7,360.00
Large/Premium Single $7,715.00
Note your housing prepayment will be included as a $300 credit on your Fall invoice.
College Division Accounts
Precollege Division Accounts
College Payment Options
Precollege Payment Options