Tuition and Payment

The following highlights student charges, payment options, and due dates. Please note that all charges are quoted for one semester only. Invoices for the Fall 2017 semester will be generated and available online at the MSM Student portal by early-mid June. Invoices for the Spring 2018 semester will be available in November. 

Payment for all Fall charges not expected to be covered by approved financial aid AND accompanying signed documents are due in the Student Accounts Office no later than July 20, 2017. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for further information and dates. The School accepts payment in multiple forms, as described in full on the Student Accounts Web page. Payments received after the due date will incur late fees as described below.

Tuition and Fees - Fall 2017 Semester

Tuition $22,688  
General Fees $600 (Once per Academic Year)
Health Insurance $2,365
(Once per Academic Year)
Resident Meal Plan-Bronze $1,308  
Resident Meal Plan-Silver  $1,830   
Resident Meal Plan-Gold $2,613  
Meal Plan-Commuter $136  
Over Credit  $725 (Per Credit) 

Andersen Residence Hall Room Charges Per Semester

Economic Double $4,488
Double $5,125
Single $6,988
Large Single $7,325

Please contact or visit the Office of Residence Life for specific details and room selection.

Late Fee

A late fee of $250 will be assessed to student accounts when payments are received on or after July 21, 2017.

For health insurance waiver applications submitted after 8/19/2017 but before 10/1/2017 will incur a $100 late fee that will be added to your student account bill. Waiver applications submitted after 10/1/2017 will be considered on a case by case basis and will incur a $250 late fee

Furthermore, should accounts become excessively overdue, it is the policy of Manhattan School of Music to place the account on hold and suspend private lessons and other school privileges.

Payment Plans

Pay in Full

Pay the full amount of your billed charges (net of expected approved financial aid) by:

  • July 20, 2017  Fall 2017 Semester
  • December 4, 2017   Spring 2018 Semester
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Higher One Tuition Pay Plan (FULL YEAR PAYMENT PLAN)

Manhattan School of Music works with Higher One to offer the Tuition Pay Plan, which breaks the cost of tuition for the entire academic year into either 10 or 9 monthly installments. Higher One charges an annual enrollment fee of $55. To calculate your plan total refer to the academic year portion of the "Tuition and Fees" flyer. Payments are payable to them on the first of each month from June 1 through March 1 (10 months) or July 1 through March 1(9 months).

The deadline to enroll in Tuition Pay is July 20, 2017. Should you enroll after the June 1 or July 1 payment due date, you have the choice to make payments in arrears or spread them out evenly over the term of the plan. You can enroll via their website at Higher One.

Higher One Deferred Plan

The Higher One Deferred Plan divides the cost of tuition and other charges (net of approved financial aid) into two payments for each academic semester. Please see below for payment due dates. The Deferred Plan is administered by Higher One on a semester basis. Enrollment must be completed separately for each term.

Fall 2017

  • July 20, 2017  Pay one-half of the billed charge (net of expected approved financial aid) plus a $35 enrollment fee
  • October 4, 2017 Balance due

Spring 2018 
Please note a separate enrollment must be completed online for each semester this plan is used.

  • December 4, 2017  Pay one-half of the billed charge (net of expected approved financial aid) plus a (separate from Fall) $35 enrollment fee
  • February 5, 2018  Balance due

Business Office


Visit the Administration, Business, & HR page

917 493 4464
917 493 4467
212 865 1128 fax
bursar@msmnyc.edu