Housing & Residential Life

Housing and Meal Plans: Rates and Fees

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Information about the housing and meal plan costs for students living in residence at Manhattan School of Music.

Housing Prepayment

Continuing students who are applying to live in Andersen Hall must submit a non-refundable $300 housing pre-payment as part of their housing selection process. This pre-payment is applied to the cost of housing. A pre-payment is only required in the application process, not on a semester basis.

All pre-payments are made online through the student portal.

Academic Year Rates

The anticipated housing rates for the 2021–2022 academic year are as follows:

Please note: The below listed rates do not include winter or summer break housing and are subject to board approval. 

Room Type Cost Per Year Amount Billed Per Semester
Triple $8,900 $4,450
Double $10,790 $5,395
Single $14,720 $7,360
Premium Single $15,430 $7,715

Meal Plan Rates

All students are required to participate in a declining balance meal plan. There are three options to choose from: Gold, Silver and Bronze. The Silver plan is a mid-range plan for students who want to find a good balance between eating in the cafeteria as well as enjoying local eateries off campus. The Gold plan is for students who plan to eat mostly in the MSM cafeteria, and the Bronze plan is built for students who like the convenience of eating on-campus but plan to eat most of their meals off-campus.

Students select their meal plan when completing their housing application.

The anticipated meal plan rates for the 2021–2022 academic year are as follows:

Please note: The below listed rates and are subject to board approval. 

Meal Plan Cost Per Year Amount Billed Per Semester
Gold $5,515 $2,758 (Fall), $2,757 (Spring)
Silver $3,860 $1,930 (Fall), $1,930(Spring)
Bronze $2,760 $1,380 (Fall), $1,380 (Spring)

Winter Break Housing Rates

Andersen Hall is closed during the winter break. Winter break housing is offered exclusively to students living on campus for the entire year (both fall and spring semesters.)

The anticipated winter break housing rates for the 2021–2022 academic year are as follows:

Please note: The below listed rates and are subject to board approval. 

Application & Payment Dates of Stay Rate
Submit by Dec. 1 Entire Break (Dec. 17-Jan. 16) $850
Submit between Dec. 2-17 Entire Break (Dec. 17-Jan. 16) $1,120
Submit by Dec. 1 Portion of break (single date span) $70/day

Students wishing to stay for a portion of the break may only select one start date and one end date. Once payment is made for winter break housing, it is NOT refundable. Please do not sign up for winter break housing until you are sure of your plans.

Only students approved by the Office of Residence Life will be allowed to enter the hall during winter break. Guests are not allowed in Andersen Hall during winter break.

Refund and Cancellation Policies

Withdrawals and Leaves of Absence from Manhattan School of Music

Students who withdraw or take a leave of absence for academic reasons may be entitled to the same refund percentage received for tuition.

Academic & Disciplinary Dismissals

No portion of room fees will be refunded if a student is suspended, expelled, or dismissed from Manhattan School of Music for academic or disciplinary reasons.

Room Refund Policy

Students on the balcony of the Andersen Residence Hall.