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Making Payment for your Tuition and Fees

Please note, incoming students must pay their enrollment fee (and housing placement fee, if applicable) through the Office of Admissions.

Student Accounts payment methods are to be utilized for enrolled students paying their tuition and related fees. All payments will be assumed to be for tuition and fees. No personal payments meant for a student's spending money or living expenses should be sent to SVA. Overpayments of billed amounts will be applied to future semesters, not issued as refunds. Any such personal payments meant for living expenses are between payer and student and should be paid directly to the student, not paid to the school with the intention of a refund issued to the student.

Any credits resulting from financial aid or billing adjustments will be refunded. 

Payment may be made via the below methods:

Online Payment

You must be an enrolled student who has registered for classes in order to be able to log in. Newly accepted and registered students will not be able to have access to the site until a billing statement has been issued and uploaded for you. Fall billing statements are available as of mid-June of each year. Spring billing statements are available as of November 3 each year.

Students who are registered for classes and have never used the online billing site MUST click the NEW USER SIGN UP button on the Student Access site and create a new user account. Your MySVA login will not work.

Student Access (login and password required)
View and pay your bill 

Online Payment (without login or password)
For payment access click here

Use this payment access link to pay your:

  • Estimated tuition and fees if you are being required to obtain registration clearance
  • Housing placement fees (returning students only)


No log-in is required, and no bill is provided. You must have the student id number available in order to post payment to the correct student's account.

Please be aware there is a $20 fee for all returned online checks, plus any late fees that may apply. 

Wire Transfer

You will need the following information to send a wire transfer to SVA to pay for your tuition. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing.

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. 
420 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Attn: Operations Manager

For the account of School of Visual Arts
Account Number: 4121919880
ABA Number:  121000248

Swift code: WFBIUS6S

Be sure to indicate the student's SVA ID number.

Please do NOT go to a Wells Fargo branch and deposit funds into the above named account. You must initiate a wire transfer from your bank account to our bank account in order for SVA to know for whom your payment is meant.

Mail your Payment

If you would like to mail your payment to SVA, please include the bottom portion of the billing statement with your payment. If you do not have the billing statement, please make sure the student's name and SVA id number are clearly written on the check.

Please mail payments only, no correspondence, to our bank processing center at the following address: 

School of Visual Arts

PO Box 202859

Dallas, TX 75320-2859

Please be aware that there is a $20 fee for all returned checks, plus any late fees that may apply. All returns are redeposited. Any student with multiple returns may no longer be allowed to pay by personal check.

If you need to mail a scholarship check, correspondence, various signed forms or an overnight envelope, you will need to use our main address:

School of Visual Arts

Office of Student Accounts

209 East 23rd Street

New York, NY 10010



Visit our Office

You may also make payment in person in our office, during regular business hours. 

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

We are open Monday through Friday, 9-5, except during the summer months when we close at 4 on Fridays.

Please be aware that there is a $20 fee for all returned checks, plus any late fees that may apply. All returns are redeposited. Any student with multiple returns may no longer be allowed to pay by personal check.

Contact Information
  • Student Accounts

    342 East 24th Street

    Concourse Level

    New York, NY 10010

    Tel: 212-592-2080

    Fax: 212-592-2088

    [email protected]

School of Visual Arts | 209 East 23 Street, NY, NY 10010-3994 | Tel: 212.592.2000 | Fax: 212.725.3587