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At SVA, we understand the impact a tuition bill can have on a family's finances. The Office of Student Accounts is here to help you with all questions you may have regarding paying for your tuition and fees. 

Most information can be found via the tabs below or you can refer to the menu of the Student Accounts pages on the left hand side of this page. 


Most of your frequently asked questions are answered here.

Office Hours

The Office of Student Accounts is located at 34​2​ East 24th Street, ​concourse level, New York, NY 10010.

Our mailing address is 209 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. During Fridays in the summer semester, we close at  3 pm.

You can reach us at 212.592.2080 or studentaccounts@sva.edu.

Online Billing

To pay or view your bill online, click here for Online Billing.

Payment Methods and Information

For information on how to make payment, including our wire transfer information, click here for Payment Information

Payment Plan

For information on the Payment Plan, including who is eligible, click here for our Forms page. 

You will find the Payment Plan Application and Agreement form in the Downloads section, on the right hand side of the Forms page.

Semester Due Dates

Tuition and fees are due on the semester due dates listed below:

August 1 for the Fall semester
December 1 for the Spring semester
May 1 for the Summer semester

Students signed up for the payment plan have due dates on the first of each month August 1 through May 1:

August 1 through December 1 for the Fall semester

January 1 through May 1 for the Spring semester

To apply for the payment plan, please find more information on our Forms page here.

Please note, all late payments are subject to a late fee.

Late fees are $250 for students not on a payment plan and $50 per month for those on a payment plan.

Tuition and Fees

You will find a comprehensive list of Tuition and Fees here

Refund Policy

Refund Information

Course Adjustment:

There is no penalty or liability for any course adjustment completed during the course adjustment period. The course adjustment period is typically held during the first week of the fall and spring semester. You can find the specific dates for each semester's course adjustment period listed in the academic calendar.

However, if you drop any course after the course adjustment period is over, you will be charged for the percentage of tuition for which you are liable. The only exception being if you stay within full time tuition (12-15 credits for most programs). The percentages of liability for course adjustment after the course adjustment period are the same as the percentages of liability upon withdrawal. See below for those percentages.

Please note, there is a $100 late course adjustment fee charged to all students who add any courses after the course adjusment period has ended.

Withdrawing from SVA:

The enrollment fee is nonrefundable. The health insurance fee is refundable only if withdrawal occurs prior to the applicable semester waiver deadline. The waiver deadline is located on the Student Health and Counseling Services webpage. 

Students who wish to withdraw from SVA must notify their academic advisor in writing. Written approval from a parent or guardian must be included if the student is under 18 years of age. The effective date of the withdrawal is the date written notification is received by the academic advisor. Lack of attendance alone does not entitle a student to a refund. 

Refunds, less the nonrefundable enrollment fee and health insurance fee (if applicable), are made after the prorated percentages of liability are applied, unless superseded by an existing state or accrediting agency refund policy. Upon withdrawal from the semester, SVA does not charge any department or course fees. However, payment plan fees, late fees and any other administrative fees are not prorated. Only tuition and housing costs are prorated. Prorated housing costs are based on the check out date, not the official date of withdrawal. 


The prorated percentages of liability (tuition and fees owed) are based on the official date of withdrawal, as follows:

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

0% liability if withdrawal occurs through the first week of the semester

25% liability if withdrawal occurs during the second week of the semester

50% liability if withdrawal occurs during the third week of the semester

75% liability if withdrawal occurs during the fourth week of the semester

100% liability if withdrawal occurs after the fourth week

No refund will occur for withdrawal after the fourth week of the semester. 

Title IV recipients should note that the amount of the student refund will be calculated only after the aid proceeds are appropriately returned to each program. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information on Title IV refunds.

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Contact Information
  • Student Accounts

    342 East 24th Street

    Concourse Level

    New York, NY 10010

    Tel: 212-592-2080

    Fax: 212-592-2088


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