Federal Student Aid
Most students at NewSchool use some form of federal student aid. The federal government offers several financial aid programs to help you pay for school, including grants and loans. To find out what aid may be available to you, you must first determine your eligibility by applying for aid.
To apply for federal student aid:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov and get your FSA ID.
- Use school code 030439. FAFSA can be submitted until June 30.
Helpful Tips: Make note of your FSA ID and be sure you have your previous year tax return information handy when you fill out the FAFSA. If you are a dependent student, your parents will also need an FSA ID, and you will also need their tax information to complete your FAFSA.
Federal and State Student Aid Deadlines
Many states have additional financial aid programs available to their residents, and deadlines may differ. You will need to plan ahead. For example, the deadline for both CalGrant and California Dream Act applications is typically at the end of April or beginning of March.
To learn more about CalGrant, the California Dream Act, and other states’ programs, visit the CalGrantWebsite.
After You Apply for Aid
Once you have submitted your FAFSA, let NewSchool know. Your Enrollment Specialist will help you set up an appointment with the Financial Aid office. They will go over costs and your aid eligibility with you and advise you on next steps.
Want to Learn More?
FAQs and in-depth information about the FAFSA and federal student aid for both students and their parents can be found at: studentaid.gov
When is tuition due?
Your tuition balance is due on the first day of class unless you have created a payment plan in your student portal. We currently use an outside vendor, ECSI, to manage student payment plans. A link to set up your account with ECSI is available through the “Student Services” tab of the student portal via the “Manage Your Tuition Payment Plan” link.
Payment plans must be set up by the first of the month of the term start. If you have a past due balance, please contact the Business Office before setting up a payment plan. We can be reached at 1-877-747-3566. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 6:30 AM to 4 PM PST.
Where is my bill?
You can view and print your bill from your student portal at the “Account Summary by Term” link in the “Student Services” tab 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
How do I pay my bill?
- Online – You can make one-time payments online by visiting https://easypath.esci.net/7I/802/Epay?pId=796 or at the “Manage Your Account/Pay Your Bill” link in the student portal
- By phone – Use a checking account, savings account, debit or credit card to make a payment by phone at 1-877-747-3566, Monday through Friday, 6:30 AM to 4 PM PST
- By mail – Send to: NewSchool of Architecture & Design, Attn: Business Office, 1249 F St., San Diego, CA 92101
Do you have a payment plan and how does it work?
Our interest-free payment plans allow you to pay tuition by splitting your budget (your balance due) into 3 monthly payments in our quarterly plan or into 9 monthly payments using our annual plan. Your budget is the cost of your tuition and fees minus the financial aid you receive.
For example: Your budget for the quarter is $1,500. Under the quarter plan, you would pay $500 on the first of each month for 3 months. Under an annual plan, with a budget of $1,500 each quarter for 3 quarters (FALL, WIN, and SPR) or $4,500 total, you would pay $500 on the first of each month for 9 months.
To set up a payment plan, go to your student portal, under the “Student Services” tab, find the link for “Manage Your Tuition Payment Plan.” Follow the “get started” link to enter your personal information, select your plan and your budget amount. You will be charged a one-time account set-up fee of $25. You will use this same link to make your payments each month. That’s it.
Questions? Feel free to call us or email us at StudentAccounts@newschoolarch.edu.
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