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  • The New School funds a variety of institutional scholarships, fellowships, grants, and stipends through its comprehensive financial assistance program for undergraduate and graduate students. The university also participates in U.S. federal and state government grant, loan, and work-study programs and programs for veterans of the U.S. armed services.

    Understanding Your Cost of Attendance

    The Cost of Attendance is an estimate of the total costs incurred by a typical student attending The New School full-time and living in New York City for one academic year. The Cost of Attendance is not a bill. It includes billable costs charged to the student by the university, such as tuition, fees, and on-campus housing, as well as estimated non-billable expenses incurred by the student, like books and supplies, personal expenses, food, and off-campus housing. The Cost of Attendance is published for financial planning and financial aid purposes. Our estimates are based on student surveys and information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

    Estimated Cost of Attendance

    ExpenseOn-Campus ResidentLiving with Parents
    Books and supplies$1,300$1,300
    Housing (costs vary)$20,500$5,500
    Personal expenses$1,550$1,550
    TuitionVaries by program

    The figure for books and supplies is based on costs for an average student across programs. Parsons students may incur higher costs for supplies, which will be reflected in a higher reported Cost of Attendance.

    The default off-campus housing budget for students is $12,800. If you are living on campus, your Cost of Attendance will be updated to reflect your actual housing charges once the Office of Financial Aid is notified of your housing assignment. This is relevant primarily for students who intend to fund their education with student loans, as the Cost of Attendance is used in the determination of maximum loan borrowing eligibility. Your total financial aid cannot exceed your Cost of Attendance.

    International Students

    International students should note that the Cost of Attendance figures above are based on a nine-month school year. The U.S. visa application calculates living expenses differently. Your letter of acceptance includes information about the visa application. Contact International Student and Scholar Services if you have questions about the visa process.

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To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.