How to pay your Precollege bill, avoid late fees, get a MSM ID card, and much more.
10 AM – 4 PM
Rooms: A-440 and A-441
Tel: 917.493.4467 or 917.493.4785
Saturday Office Hours
Parents of Precollege students are also encouraged to contact the Student Accounts Office during regular College hours.
December 1, 2023 — Fall invoices and payment plan information available for the parents of all confirmed students on the student portal. Detailed information about your charges, required documents and payments will be sent to the student’s MSM email address.
January 5, 2024 — Deadline for Spring semester payment: All tuition and other charges not covered by scholarship or a finalized payment plan are due to the Student Accounts Office along with supporting documents.
January 8, 2024 — Late fees commence
Please complete and return the Precollege Student Financial Responsibility Agreement to the Student Accounts Office.
Please Note: Deadline for Spring semester payment: January 5, 2024
Parents may pay their child’s balances in full, or enter a payment plan. If neither option is chosen by January 5, 2024, you may receive a nonrefundable late charge of $100.
Deadline: Remit full payment so that the student’s account balance (net of approved scholarship) is zero by January 5, 2024 for the Spring 2024 semester.
The Student Accounts Office accepts the forms of payment listed below. A drop box is available between room A-440 & A-441 for non-cash payments made after normal business hours of 9:00am – 5:00pm. (Note: this section is not applicable for payments made using the Cashnet payment plans.)
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. No personal checks will be accepted for the effected account for a period of one year.
Manhattan School of Music is committed to providing students and their families a range of options for paying their educational expenses. Therefore, we are accepting credit card payments in person or by telephone: 917.493.4467. 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 22.214.171.124(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 including but not limited to tuition, fees, residence hall, and meal plan.
Information on the different tuition payment options available at Manhattan School of Music.
Spring 2024 invoices are available on the MSM Student Portal as of December 1, 2023. Detailed information about your charges, required documents and payments will be sent to your MSM student email address at that time.
Please complete and return the Precollege Student Financial Responsibility Agreement to the Student Accounts Office. For more information about each option please see below.
You may pay your Precollege invoice in four- or five-monthly installments
In order to participate in either of these payment plans, you must first enroll through the CASHNet website using your six digit student ID number and MSM email address.
The four-month or five-month payment plan is effective per semester and is administered and offered through CASHNet. It breaks down the costs for the entire Spring semester (net of expected approved scholarship).
The deadline to enroll in a Spring 2024 CASHNet payment plan is January 5, 2024. Enrollment fee is $35 along with the first month payment. Method of payment – ACH (electronic fund transfer available in the US) only.
A late fee will be applied to account if FULL payment or enrollment in a Spring 2024 CASHNet payment plan is not received by January 5, 2024.
Payments can be submitted via ACH bank transfer or Credit Card (see below regarding credit card processing fee that will be charged). If you are currently enrolled in a payment plan using ACH bank transfer and need to change your payment method to credit card, you can switch at any time in the CASHNet payment portal.
ACH Payments can only be made from a U.S. domestic bank (ex: HSBC, Citibank, etc.). All payments should be made as scheduled, as there are financial consequences for late and/or missed payments. Those financial consequences include late fees and termination of the payment plan. Should a student’s payment plan be withdrawn (terminated) for any reason, full payment of the outstanding tuition balance for the semester will be due immediately to the Student Accounts Office. As always, if you are experiencing a change in your financial circumstances that affect your ability to pay, we recommend you to contact the Office of Student Accounts at your earliest convenience.
Credit Card Processing Fee
Manhattan School of Music is committed to providing students and their families a range of options for paying their educational expenses. Students will be charged a processing fee by Manhattan School of Music’s third-party credit card processing vendor when making credit card payments to their CASHNet plan. This change is being made to offset the costs associated with providing the convenience of online credit card payments.
CASHNet, an independent third-party contractor, will charge a non-refundable processing fee based on the amount charged. Domestic credit card payments will incur a non-refundable processing fee of 2.75%, and international credit cards will incur a non-refundable processing fee of 4.25%. This processing fee is assessed by and paid to CASHNet; Manhattan School of Music does not receive any of this fee. The charge for the processing fee will appear separately from the payment on your card statement.
NOTE: A debit card with a credit card issuer logo will be processed as a credit card and incur the above processing fees. If you wish to make a payment from your bank account, utilize the ACH (Automated Clearing House) payment option to avoid the credit card processing fee.
The Student Accounts Office reserves the right to assess late fees to all accounts 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 Accounts Office will generate Fall semester invoices in July and the Spring semester invoices in December for Precollege students. These will be available online at the MSM Student portal allowing sufficient time to make payment arrangements.
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, viewing your grades, receiving a copy of your transcript or your diploma. 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:
Precollege parents who have any questions about Financial Aid should contact the Precollege Office at 917-493-4999.
If it is necessary for a student to withdraw completely from the Precollege Division or from an individual course carrying an additional charge, the Precollege Administration must be notified by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The date on which the e-mail is received will determine the withdrawal date and how the student’s accounts will be pro-rated. Once the adjustment is made on the student’s account, a refund will be processed payable to the parent on record. The refund will be mailed to the most current address given to the Precollege Division. After the first day of classes, refunds may be reduced by pro-rated charges according to the section below.
Requests for Leave of Absences or withdrawals must be made via e-mail to email@example.com. The date on which the e-mail is received will determine the withdrawal date and how the student’s account will be pro-rated. Students withdrawing after the first day of classes will be responsible to pay for fees and a portion of the tuition. Students with financial aid will receive a percentage of their allocated scholarship according to their withdrawal date. The tuition and scholarship will be pro-rated based on the following schedule:
% of Charges Responsible by Date
(Week 1&2): 20%
(Week 3): 30%
(Week 4): 40%
(Week 5): 50%
(Week 6): 60%
(Week 7): 70%
on or after Week 7: 100%
Note: The above dates are subject to changes due to inclement weather or other conditions that cause unexpected school closures.
No refunds will be made after the seventh week. The $100 required Reservation Deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable. Late Fees are not refundable after classes begin.
Meal plan balances are carried over every semester. 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 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
-Please enter the amount you would like to add to the account
Step 2: Payment Method
-Please enter your credit/debit card information along with your primary contact information and click “next step”
Step 3: Confirmation
-Please write down confirmation code that appears on the screen
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 this webpage, in the center of the screen, please enter the cardholders’ last name and student ID number
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 account.
If you have any questions about adding value to the card, please contact the MSM Administrative Offices at 917-493-4597 or email@example.com for assistance.
Please note: a minimum of $50.00 is required to add funds to your meal plan.
The Precollege Office distributes validation stickers to students each semester once tuition payment has been confirmed. You must have a valid ID and sticker to gain entrance to the main building and to have borrowing rights to the library. Please 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, to the Business Office.
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