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I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the SVA community.  The transition from high school to college and from adolescence to adulthood can be challenging at times. A new home, new people, new expectations, new freedoms, new responsibilities—it’s a lot to take on, even for the most prepared and resilient young person. As independent artists in New York City, our students are expected to navigate both the college environment and the New York City arts community. It is difficult to manage all these changes alone. Fortunately, our students don’t have to, because we are here to assist and guide them.

With the support of the faculty and staff at SVA, students are given opportunities to develop their work and the life skills required to become successful artists. Their ability to identify and resolve problems on their own is essential to their success.

The purpose of this Parents Resource page is to give parents more information about the College and its departments and services as well as to provide answers to questions which may arise. If you are ever worried about your daughter or son’s safety or well-being, please reach out to us in the Office of Student Affairs. We welcome and value your partnership throughout this important period–the college years.

The Office of Student Affairs offers an orientation program designed to acquaint students (and parents) with SVA and New York City. We strongly suggest that all incoming students attend as many programs and activities as possible and that they take full advantage of everything the College offers.

Lastly, while you will find contact information for a wide variety of College offices and services in this Parents Resources page, I hope you will make use of our Parents Helpline. Should you find you are not sure which office to call or simply need assistance navigating the college experience as a parent, please contact the SVA Parents Helpline. The Helpline is reachable by phone at 212.592.2556 as well as email at [email protected].

Once again, welcome to the SVA community.

 

Bill Martino

Director of Student Affairs

Message From The President

The beginning of a new academic year is always an exciting time for all members of the SVA community as we welcome both entering and returning students in their pursuit of an arts career. We are proud of the outstanding education students receive at SVA and of their record of achievement after graduation, which is due ultimately to the integrity and professionalism of our faculty and staff. We look forward to continued excellence, with the realization that the faculty’s integrity and commitment to their individual professions are basic premises of the College’s philosophy.

While none of us wishes to be immersed in details, some policies are mandated by federal and state regulations, and you should be aware of them. We hope this online parents resources site will give you the necessary information about these matters and also the services provided by the College.  I would especially like to call your attention to the section on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

We are fortunate to have a faculty whose enthusiasm for teaching and for their students is apparent in many ways, and a student body selected from 45 states and 62 countries, which reciprocates this enthusiasm. We are proud that our faculty teach because they want to, and that our students have chosen us.

 

David Rhodes

President

Directions: How to Get to SVA

By Subway

The subway is the fastest and most economical way to travel within New York City. Metro-Cards and free subway maps are available at every subway station. You can also go to hopstop.com to plan your trip. Many subways lines stop at 23rd Street: The 6 train stops at 23rd Street and Park Avenue South; the N and R trains stop at 23rd Street and Broadway; F and M trains stop at 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue; the 1 train stops at 23rd Street and Seventh Avenue; and the C and E trains stop at 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue. PATH trains from New Jersey stop at 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue. Subway riders can transfer free of charge to the M23 bus, which runs east and west along 23rd Street.

 

By Bus

The Port Authority Bus Terminal is located at Eighth Avenue and 42nd Street. Call the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 212.564.8484 for schedule and fare information. Call 800.229.9424 for a Greyhound Bus schedule and fare information. You can reach SVA from the Port Authority by taking the C or E train to 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue and then transferring to the M23 bus.

 

By Train

Metro-North Railroad trains (212.532.4900) arrive at Grand Central Terminal, located at 42nd Street between Vanderbilt and Lexington Avenues in Midtown Manhattan. Am-trak (800.872.7245), Long Island Railroad (718.217.5477) and New Jersey Transit

(973.275.5555) trains arrive at Penn Station, located at 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue. It is a 20-minute walk to SVA from Grand Central Terminal; or take the 6 train downtown to 23rd Street. It is a 25-minute walk from Penn Station, down Seventh Avenue to 23rd Street and east on 23rd Street to Third  Avenue; or, take the C or E train to 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue and transfer to the M23 bus.

 

By Plane

There are several ways to get to and from the three major airports serving the New York City area:

 

Shuttle Bus

New York Airport Service (nyairportservice. com) offers shuttle buses to LaGuardia and JFK airports. Buses leave from Port Authority Bus Terminal and Grand Central Terminal.  For information on buses to Newark Liberty Airport, visitnewarklibertyairportexpress.com.

 

Taxi

Taxis charge a flat rate of $52, not including tolls and tip, between Manhattan and JFK. See nyc.gov for more information on fares to other airports.

 

Public Transportation

For public transportation from LaGuardia, take the M60 bus to Astoria Blvd and transfer to the N or Q trains into Manhattan, or stay on the bus into Manhattan where you can transfer to the downtown 4, 5 or 6 train at Lexington Avenue. From JFK, take the AirTrain to Howard Beach and transfer to the A train, or take the AirTrain to Jamaica Center where you can transfer to the E, J or Z train to Manhattan, or take the LIRR to Penn Station. From Newark you can take the AirTrain and transfer to a PATH train or Amtrak train into Manhattan. Visit mta.info or njtransit.com for more information.

 

By Car

From the North

From the RFK (Triboro) Bridge, follow signs for FDR Drive. Exit FDR Drive at 23rd Street, and continue to 209 East 23rd Street, between Second and Third Avenues. From the George Washington Bridge, follow signs to Harlem River Drive and then to FDR Drive. Exit FDR Drive at 23rd Street and continue to 209 East 23rd Street between Second and Third Avenues.

From the East

Take the Long Island Expressway (I-495) to the Queens-Midtown Tunnel. Exit tunnel to the left and travel downtown on Second  Avenue to 23rd Street. Head west on 23rd Street to 209 East 23rd Street between Second and Third Avenues

From Points South or West

From the Lincoln Tunnel, travel downtown on West Street to 23rd Street. Head east on 23rd Street to 209 East 23rd Street between Second and Third Avenues. From the Hol-land Tunnel, travel uptown on West Street to 23rd Street. Head east on 23rd Street to 209 East 23rd Street between Second and Third Avenues. From the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, travel uptown on West Street to 23rd Street. Head east on 23rd Street to 209 East 23rd Street between Second and Third Avenues.

 

Please note that parking on 23rd Street is by meter only.

About the College

ACCREDITATION

The School of Visual Arts has been authorized by the New York State Board of Regents (www.highered.nysed.gov) to confer the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts on graduates of programs in Advertising; Animation; Cartooning; Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects; Design; Film; Fine Arts; Illustration; Interior Design; Photography and Video; Visual and Critical Studies; and to confer the degree of Master of Arts on graduates of the programs in Critical Theory and the Arts; Curatorial Practice; Design Research, Writing and Criticism; and to confer the degree of Master of Arts in Teaching on graduates of the program in Art Education; and to confer the degree of Master of Fine Arts on graduates of programs in Art Practice; Art Writing; Computer Art; Design; Design for Social Innovation; Fine Arts; Illustration as Visual Essay; Interaction Design; Photography, Video and Related Media; Products of Design; Social Documentary Film; Visual Narrative; and to confer the degree of Master of Professional Studies on graduates of programs in Art Therapy; Branding; Digital Photography; Directing; Fashion Photography. Data required by the U.S. Department of Education on “Gainful Employment” for each of the above programs may be found on each individual program page at sva.edu/ge. The School of Visual Arts is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (msche.org), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215.662.5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.

The School of Visual Arts is an accredited institutional member of the Nationa Association of Schools of Art and Design (nasad.arts-accredit.org).

The Interior Design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (accredit-id.org), 146 Monroe Center NW, Suite 1318, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2822.

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Art Education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The Master of Professional Studies in Art Therapy program is approved by the American Art Therapy Association, Inc., and as such meets the education standards of the art therapy profession.


SVA MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the College is to educate future generations of artists, designers and creative professionals.


HISTORY

The School of Visual Arts was founded in 1947 as a single-purpose trade school with 35 students and three instructors. Known as the Cartoonists and Illustrators School, it offered instruction in the techniques essential to the pursuit of careers in cartooning and illustration. Since that time, it has seen continual growth. The advertising and graphic design departments were added first, followed in the 1960s by fine arts, photography, art history, humanities and film. There are now over 1,100 on the faculty.

In 1972, the New York State Board of Regents authorized the School of Visual Arts to confer the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts on graduates of four-year programs in film, fine arts, media arts and photography. The College now offers Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programs in animation, computer art, interior design, video and visual and critical studies.

In the 1980s, SVA began its Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree programs in computer art, fine arts, illustration and photography. The MFA is now also offered in art practice, art writing, design, design for social innovation, interaction design, products of design, social documentary film and visual narrative. In addition the College offers the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in art education, and the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in art therapy, branding, digital photography, directing and fashion photography. A Master of Arts (MA) in Critical Theory and the Arts began in Fall 2012, a Master of Arts (MA) in Curatorial Practice in Fall 2013, and a Master of Arts (MA) in Design Research, Writing and Criticism in Fall 2014.

The SVA student body today consists of over 3,560 undergraduate students, 719 graduate students, and 2,000 continuing education students from almost every state in the US, and from 86 countries throughout the world. A major reason for our continued growth is our belief that “today’s art college must meet today’s needs.” Remaining a vital institution dedicated to helping students become artists capable of facing the increasingly rapid changes in their lives, their careers and society as a whole is what SVA is all about.

The College has consistently engaged a faculty of renowned artists, critics, designers, historians and writers who are active and respected in their fields. Students are thereby exposed to excellence while being introduced to and challenged by the professional standards they will be expected to uphold later in life.

 

SVA STUDENT PROFILE

SVA Students – Who Are They? Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment statistics, 2016-2017


Total Undergraduate Population, Full and Part-Time
Undergraduate students                   3,622
Graduate students                           651

Undergraduate Applications
First-time freshmen                         3,805
Undergraduate acceptance rate        74%

Entering Class Size and Characteristics
First-time freshmen                         744
Transfer students                             281
Percent male (both of the above)      29%
Percent female                                71%
Combined SAT score                        1,085
Combined ACT score                        23.5
Secondary school GPA                      3.35
Average age                                    18

Characteristics of Undergraduate Population
Percent male                                   33%
Percent female                                67%
States represented                          45
Percent out-of- state                       30.4
Countries represented                     62
Average age                                   21

Race/Ethnicity of Undergraduate Population
Nonresident alien                         41.0%
Black, non-Hispanic                      4.1%
Native American                          0.1%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander           <0.1%
Asian                                         13.5%
Hispanic                                     11.7%
Two or more races                      1.4%
White, non-Hispanic                    25.9%
Other or unknown                       2.3%

Academic Calendar 2017-2018

The full Academic Year Calendar can be located at http://www.sva.edu/events/full-academic-year

Facilities Near the College

SVA does not endorse any specific parking garage, bank or pharmacy. The following non-exhaustive listing is provided only as a convenient reference. You should contact each business to confirm hours, availability and/or pricing/rates.

 

PARKING GARAGES

 

Enterprise 24 Parking LLC

214 E 24th Street

(between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) Tel: 646.823.9254

enterpriseparking.com/enterprise-24-parking-llc  



Gramercy 24 Parking

409 Second Avenue

(between 23rd and 24th Streets) Tel: 212.683.4009

iconparkingsystems.com  

 

iPark

215 E 24th Street

(between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) Tel: 212.696.4603

ipark.com/  



LAZ Parking

310 Lexington Avenue

(between 37th and 38th Streets) Tel: 212.681.2044

lazparking.com  



West Plaza Garage

301 East 26th Street

(corner of 26th Street and Second Avenue) Tel: 212.252.8038

iconparkingsystems.com  

 

BANKS

 

Amalgamated Bank

301 Third Avenue

(corner of Third Avenue and 23rd Street) Tel: 212.679.5305

 

Bank of America

345 Park Avenue South

(corner of Park Avenue and 25th Street) Tel: 212.355.4436


92 Delancey Street

(between Ludlow and Essex Streets) Tel: 212.253.5974

 

Chase

333 East 23rd Street

(corner of 1st Avenue) Tel: 212.477.7760

 

162 Fifth Avenue

(between 21st and 22nd Streets) Tel: 212.366.7230

 

Citibank

115 East 23rd Street

(between Park and Lexington Avenues) Tel: 917.746.1195

 

HSBC

302 Third Avenue

(corner of Third Avenue and 23rd Street) Tel: 800.975.4722

 

M & T

397 First Avenue

(corner of First Avenue and 23rd Street) Tel: 212.505.8464

 

Santander Bank

841 Broadway

(between 13th and 14th Streets) Tel: 212.372.0033



Standard Chartered Bank

1095 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue)(corner of Sixth Avenue and 42nd Street) Tel: 212.667.0700

 

TD Bank

260 Park Avenue South

(corner of Park Avenue and 21st Street) Tel: 212.533.6036

 

Wells Fargo

104 E 14th St

(between 3rd and 4th Avenues) Tel: 212.419.5637

 

PHARMACIES 

 

CVS

338 East 23rd Street

(Between First and Second Avenues) Tel: 212.505.1555

 

300 Park Avenue South

(corner of Park Avenue and 22nd Street) Tel: 212.982.5193



Duane Reade

300 East 23rd Street

(corner of Second Avenue) Tel: 212.677.2014



100 Delancey Street

(corner of Delancey and Ludlow Streets) Tel: 212.253.0270

 



Halpern Pharmacy

331 East 23rd Street

(between First and Second Avenues) Tel: 212.683.0148



Rite Aid

408 Grand Street

(corner of Grand and Clinton Streets) Tel: 212.529.7115

(24-hour)



Walgreens

33 East 23rd Street

(between Park and Madison Avenues) Tel: 212.685.2047

(24 hour)



20 Astor Place

(corner of Astor Place and Lafayette Street) Tel: 212.375.0734



145 Fourth Avenue

(corner of Fourth Avenue and 14th Street) Tel: 212.677.0214

(24-hour)

 

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

What is FERPA?

 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records (defined as those records that contain information directly related to a student and which are maintained by an educational agency). The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. Under this law, students have the right to review their education records and to request changes under limited circumstances.

 

Does FERPA give me the right to see the education records of my student who is attending the School of Visual Arts?

When a student turns eighteen years old or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, all rights afforded to you as a parent under FERPA transfer to the student.

However, FERPA provides ways in which the School of Visual Arts may—but is not required to—share information from a student’s education records with parents, without the student’s consent.

Below are instances in which the School of Visual Arts will disclose information to parents without prior consent from the student:

  • If the student is claimed as a dependent for tax purposes. Documentation must be provided.
  • If a health or safety emergency involves the student.
  • If the student is under age 21 and has a second or subsequent violation of any law or policy concerning the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance.

 

Who else may see my student’s education records?

To protect student privacy, schools are generally prohibited from disclosing a student’s education records, and any personally identifiable information (PII) contained therein, to any person or entity without his or her written consent. General exceptions to this rule include:

  • Disclosures to school officials with legitimate educational interest;
  • Disclosures to other schools to which a student is transferring;
  • Disclosures to specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;
  • Disclosures to appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;
  • Disclosures to organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;
  • Disclosures to accrediting organizations;
  • Disclosures in order to comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
  • Disclosures to appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and
  • Disclosures of information the school has designated as “Directory Information”.

 

What is “Directory Information”?

“Directory Information” is defined as basic information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy. The School of Visual Arts defines Directory Information as: student name, address, telephone number, email address, major field  of study, enrollment status (undergraduate or graduate, full- or part-time), dates of  attendance, and degree(s) conferred (including dates).

The School of Visual Arts may disclose Directory Information to outside third-party organizations without a student’s consent. Such outside organizations may include, but are not limited to, federal and state agencies offering jobs and educational benefits, potential employers, insurance agencies and financial institutions.

If students wish to restrict the disclosure of directory information, a FERPA Disclosure form may be completed, which is available in the Registrar’s Office and online at www.sva.edu/student-life/registrar.

 

Can my student waive their rights under FERPA so I may see their education records?

The FERPA Disclosure form, available at the Registrar’s Office and online at www.sva.edu/student-life/registrar, allows students to instruct the School of Visual Arts to do the following:

  • Prevent disclosure of Directory Information to members of the School of Visual Arts community and outside third-party agencies, except to the extent that the FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
  • Allow disclosure of both Directory Information and education records to parent(s), guardian(s), or other individuals.

 

Students must also provide an access code on the form, which SVA will require before disclosing information from an education record to anyone other than the student. Ensure that your student has shared their access code with you if you wish to see their education records. If a student forgets their access code, they must complete a new FERPA Disclosure form.

 

Contact Information

For further information about FERPA,  contact any of the following resources

  • SVA Registrar’s office at 212.592.2200 or [email protected] www.sva.edu/ferpa
  • US Department of Education Family Policy Compliance Office, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20202-5920. Tel: 202.260.3887

 

For quick, informal responses to routine questions about FERPA, parents may also e-mail the Family Policy Compliance Office at [email protected]. Additional information and guidance may be found at FPCO’s website at: ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/index.html.

Financial Aid

209 East 23rd Street, 1st floor

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9am – 6pm; Friday, 9am – 5pm

Tel: 212.592.2030 / Fax: 212.592.2029 Email: [email protected]

Website: sva.edu/fa

 

Financial Aid administers all forms of financial aid available to eligible SVA students, including scholarships, grants, loans and work-study awards. The Financial Aid Guide as well as online resources such as sva.edu/fa and students’ MySVA accounts describe the various types of aid. Through a combination of federal, state, and institutional aid, the College makes every effort to equitably administer funds to eligible students. Any student requesting information concerning financial aid eligibility, application deadlines, work-study programs or anything relating to these matters, should contact Financial Aid.

Application Process & Priority Filing Dates
SVA participates in all forms of federal financial aid and requires only one form—the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be filed as soon after October 15, 2016 as possible according to the following priority filing dates:

New Students for Fall 2017 Semester - February 1, 2017
New Students for Spring 2018 Semester - December 1, 2017

SVA's Title IV School Code is 007468 (Step 6 of the FAFSA)
Applications submitted after these dates will still be considered for aid as funding remains available. Students may also complete the FAFSA online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ (remember to electronically sign your application or print, sign and submit the certification page!).

New York State Residents in the undergraduate degree granting programs may apply for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) grant program. An application will be mailed directly to the student from NYS Higher Education Services Corporation. The TAP School Code for SVA is 7858. 

Determination of Eligibility
Within two weeks of submitting the FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the federal processor. The SAR will report the information from your original application and the resultant Expected Family Contribution (EFC). EFC is a figure determined by the federal government based on your family's resources, and is the minimum amount you and your family are expected to contribute toward your education.

Your financial aid eligibility is based on your financial need. Financial need is calculated by subtracting your EFC from your estimated Cost of Attendance (which is also referred to as the Student Budget). The Student Budget, or Cost of Attendance, comprises the yearly cost for tuition and fees, as well as estimates for home maintenance/living expenses, personal expenses, transportation, books and supplies.

Cost of Attendance - EFC = Financial Need

Types of Aid Available

Financial aid consists of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. Scholarships and grants are considered gift aid, as these awards do not have to be paid back. Loans and work-study are considered self-help, as students must repay loans or work to earn the award. Students are considered for merit based awards because of their academic performance and achievement while a student's financial information is considered for need based awards.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Self-Help

Alternative Financial Option

  • Private Loans
    Private loans are available to students through various lenders. SVA recommends that you evaluate all private loan options. Please contact our office for information on programs specifically designed for continuing education students.
GRADUATE

Gift-Aid

  • SVA Graduate Department Scholarships
    Award Description: Merit based award available from Graduate department chairpersons.
  • SVA Matching Outside Scholarships
    Award Description: SVA matching scholarship available to full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. Based on the student's financial need, as determined by the completion and submission of the FAFSA. SVA will match 25% of any outside scholarship payable to SVA, up to $2500, that a student obtains for enrollment at SVA.
  • We also recommend these award-winning sites which provide extensive financial aid information and additional sources of information:
    Financial Aid Links:


Self-Help

  • Federal Stafford Loans
    Award Description: Federal need based loan available to full- and part-time students. The Office of Financial Aid determines eligibility and loan amounts based on the student's financial need. Graduate students are eligible for the Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, and the student is responsible for the interest accrued during their period of enrollment.
  • Federal Graduate PLUS Loans (GradPLUS) 
    Loan Description: Loan opportunity available to graduate students who do not have an adverse credit history. Graduate students may borrow up to the entire cost of attendance minus other estimated financial assistance.
  • Federal Work-Study
    Program Description: Federal need based employment award providing on- and off-campus employment opportunities. Most positions are with professionals in the field of the student's choice and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
UNDERGRADUATE

MERIT BASED AWARDS

  • Silas H. Rhodes Merit Scholarship
    Award Description: Named for SVA's founder, this competition awards scholarships to applicants from the United States and abroad. The scholarships are awarded strictly on merit and recognize the creative and academic achievements of applicants. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required for scholarship eligibility. In order to be considered for the Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship, first-time freshmen applicants must submit all admissions materials postmarked by February 1, 2016, and transfer applicants must submit all admissions materials postmarked by March 1, 2016. Admissions materials include a digital portfolio on CD-R or uploaded to sva.slideroom.com. SVA does not require a separate application for the Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship or Chairman's Merit Award. If applicants submit all materials by the specified deadline and have a minimum 3.0 GPA, their application will be automatically reviewed for scholarship. Only scholarship winners will be notified of an award.
  • Chairman's Merit Award
    Award Description: Merit based award available to first-year undergraduate students enrolled on a full-time basis, minimum 12 credits per semester.
  • National Scholastic Art Award Scholarships
    Award Description: Merit based award available to full-time undergraduate students who are eligible for the Silas H. Rhodes Merit Scholarship. Two scholarships are awarded to SVA applicants each year.


NEED BASED GRANTS

  • SVA Grant
    Award Description: SVA need based grant available to full-time students. The Office of Financial Aid determines eligibility and grant amounts based on individual financial need.
  • SVA Matching Outside Scholarships
    Award Description: SVA matching scholarship available to full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. Based on the student's financial need, as determined by the completion and submission of the FAFSA. SVA will match 25% of any outside scholarship payable to SVA, up to $2500, that a student obtains for enrollment at SVA.
  • Federal Pell Grant
    Award Description: Federal need based grant available to full- and part-time students (at least 6 credits per semester).
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
    Award Description: Federal need based grant available to full- and part-time students who are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant.
  • New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
    Award Description: New York State need based grant available to full-time matriculated students who are legal residents of New York State.
  • New York State Aid for Part Time Study (APTS)
    Award Description: New York State need based grant available to part-time (3-11 credits per semester) matriculated undergraduate students who are legal residents of New York State.
  • We also recommend these award-winning sites which provide extensive financial aid information and additional sources of information:
    Financial Aid Links:


Self-Help

  • Federal Perkins Loan
    Award Description: Federal need based loan available to full- and part-time students. The Office of Financial Aid determines eligibility and loan amounts based on the student's financial need and the funding available from the federal government.
  • Federal Stafford Loans
    Award Description: Federal need based loan available to full- and part-time students. The Office of Financial Aid determines eligibility and loan amounts based on the student's financial need. Subsidized vs. Unsubsidized: The Stafford Loan has two variations, Subsidized and Unsubsidized. If the student demonstrates financial need, the federal government pays the interest (subsidizes) on the loan during the student's period of enrollment. Students with no financial need are eligible for the Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, and the student is responsible for the interest accrued during their period of enrollment.
  • Federal Work-Study
    Program Description: Federal need based employment award providing on- and off-campus employment opportunities. Most positions are with professionals in the field of the student's choice and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Federal Parent Loans to Undergraduate Students (FPLUS)
    Loan Description: Loan opportunity available to parents of dependent students who do not have an adverse credit history. Parents may borrow up to the entire cost of a student's education (including living expenses) less other financial aid from participating lenders.
  • Private Education Loans
    Private Education Loans are available to students and parents through various lenders. SVA recommends that you review borrowing options through the federal loan programs first and then evaluate the private loan options. Please contact our office for additional information.

FAQ

Can I apply for financial aid for the summer?

Generally any matriculating student attempting six or more credits during the summer semester may be eligible for aid. We encourage all students interested in summer assistance to contact a financial aid advisor.

Do I have to apply for financial aid every year?

Yes, a new application is required every year. You will receive a FAFSA renewal application, either in the mail or if you filed online by way of an e-mail from the Department of Education. You may also complete a new FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov or by picking one up in our office.

Do I need to be admitted before I apply for financial aid?

You should apply for aid as soon as possible after January 1st. Only students accepted for admission will be considered for financial aid eligibility.

How do I apply for financial aid?

All students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as the first step in the application process. The fastest way to apply is online at FAFSA on the web at fafsa.ed.gov. Don't forget to appropriately sign the certification page when you have finished the online application.

How is the FAFSA filed?

You can file your FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov.

I am an international student, am I eligible for financial aid?

Students who are attending college on a student visa do not qualify for federal and state Financial Aid. There are some alternative loans that you can apply for with a co-signer who is a U.S. Citizen. We also recommend applying for scholarships. You may research scholarship opportunities at iefa.org, a scholarship search engine which focuses on international students.

Where can I get more information about outside scholarships?

There are many useful scholarship engines on the web. Here are just a few we recommend:

fastweb.com
finaid.org
bigfuture.collegeboard.org
collegenet.com/mach25
scholarshipamerica.org
iefa.org
hsf.net

salliemae.com/plan-for-college

When should I file the 2017-2018 FAFSA?

The federal government has made significant changes to the 2017- 18 FAFSA form.  You can now submit your 2017-18 FAFSA form as early as October 1, 2016 using your 2015 tax information.  You can file the 2017-18 FAFSA form online at fafsa.ed.gov using your FSA ID login credentials to electronically sign.

What are SVA's codes for federal and state aid programs?

The federal school code for SVA is 007468 and should be listed when filing your FAFSA

Our school code for New York State's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is 7858. This code should be listed when you file the NYS Express TAP Application.

When can I expect to receive an award letter?

Beginning March 1st, our office will make every effort to send you an award letter within 2 weeks (depending on the time of year) of receiving your FAFSA results.

Where can I find my financial aid application processing/status?

FAFSA on the Web
FSA ID Site
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
NSLDS
IRS
Social Security Administration
Selective Service
Federal Student Aid

What is the maximum annual borrowing limit for my Direct Stafford Loans?

The maximum annual borrowing limits for direct student loans are located at the Federal Student Aid website.

What is the difference in interest rates between the Federal Loan programs?

Interest rate comparisons for student loans can be found at Studentaid.gov website.

Where can I register to vote?

Board of Elections

If I decide to withdraw or take a leave of absence from SVA, is there anything I need to complete with the financial aid office?

You will need to complete loan exit counseling if you have received a Perkins Loan or a Direct Loan.

International Student Office

The 24th Street Residence, 340 E.24th Street, 1st Floor

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Tel: 212.592.2236 / Fax: 212.592.2241

Email: [email protected]

Website: sva.edu/iso

  


The International Student Office (ISO) provides services and programs that support the growth, development, and welfare of international students to help achieve their educational goals. This is accomplished by regulatory advising on immigration (ensuring that international students maintain a valid visa status and the College remains in compliance with Federally mandated reporting measures); programs on cultural adjustment and intercultural understanding among the SVA community; and assistance with practical matters related to living in the U.S.

 

All questions regarding the application for admission to SVA should be addressed to the Office of Admissions. Please address questions pertaining to visa status to the ISO. Advice given from the ISO does not constitute legal advice and some situations may require assistance from an immigration attorney.

SEVIS snd the Responsibilities of International Students SVA is authorized by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), a government agency under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to enroll international students. SEVIS, the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System is the United States government’s information system for

international students and exchange visitors and is monitored by SEVP. The ISO’s advisors are SVA’s Designated School Officials and Responsible Officers who maintain records for each international studen who requires the Certificate of Eligibility, I-20 or DS-2019 form to study at SVA. It is the responsibility of international students and exchange visitors to maintain a valid immigration status for the duration of their stay in the United States. Students and exchange visitors must adhere to federal regulations and stay current with updates and notices by keeping in contact with SVA’s International Student Office. It is extremely important that information in SEVIS is kept current at all times.

Federal regulations require that:

  • International students and exchange visitors report to the ISO for initial registration in SEVIS within 30 days of the beginning of their first semester at SVA.
  • The ISO must be notified within 10 days of a change of address.
  • Any change of information listed on the Certificate of Eligibility, I-20 or DS-2019, such as changes in major field of study, expected year of graduation, or biographic information must be reported to the ISO.

Full-Course of Study Requirement
Every semester of enrollment must be full-time (a minimum of 12 credits per semester). A summer vacation period is earned after two semesters of consecutive enrollment (fall and spring semesters). International students may be eligible to reduce their course load to a minimum of 6 credits per semester if they have a medical condition, are in their final semester of study or are encountering academic or language difficulty. Students who wish to apply for a reduced course load must notify their academic advisor and an ISO advisor. They are required to continue full-time registration until their request for a reduced course load is approved by SEVIS.


Program Extension Requirement
International students and exchange visitors who are not able to complete their program by the end date listed on their Certificate of Eligibility, I-20 or DS-2019 form, must notify the International Student Office before the program end date. Students must be maintaining a valid immigration status and making acceptable academic progress in order to extend their program. Important: ISO is not responsible for keeping I-20 or DS-2019 form active if students do not notify the office of change in graduation date. Being permitted to register for classes does not automatically extend the I-120 or DS-2019 form.


Travel Documents Requirement
International students and exchange visitors who wish to travel abroad before completing their studies at SVA must have their Certificate of Eligibility, I-20 or DS-2019 form endorsed by the ISO at some point within the preceding 12 months in order to gain re-entry into the U.S. The passport must be kept valid at all times. International students are responsible for verifying their I-94 Admission Record each time upon
reentering the U.S. The record is accessible at https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov.


Duration of Status at SVA
International students who are maintaining a valid F-1 visa status and have completed their program of study may remain in the U.S. for up to 60 days after their program end date listed on their Certificate of Eligibility, I-20 form. Students may also be eligible to apply for a 12-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) that allows them to work after completing their studies (or, “completion of studies”?) . International students who are maintaining a valid J-1 exchange visitor visa status may remain in the U.S. for up to 3 days after the program end date listed on their Certificate of Eligibility, DS-2019 form. Students must contact their academic advisor and the ISO to obtain authorization before they take a leave of absence of withdraw from SVA. Federal regulations give students 15 days to depart from the U.S. or transfer to another school if they have authorization to withdraw from their program. Failure to depart from the U.S. will result in a violation of status. Federal regulations require students to leave the U.S. immediately if they violate their visa status in any way.


U.S. Federal Employment Regulations
International students and exchange visitors must abide by federal regulations regarding employment
discussed in the “Employment for Students” section, located on page 19.

Registrar's Office

205 East 23rd Street, 1st floor

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8am – 7pm;  Friday, 8am – 5pm

Tel: 212.592.2200 / Fax: 212.592.2069

Email: [email protected]

Website: sva.edu/student-life/registrar

 

The Registrar’s office is the custodian of student academic records and is charged with the integrity and accuracy of these records. The Registrar’s office also provides the following services to students:

  • Enrollment verifications
  • Transcripts: unofficial and official copies
  • Change of address and contact information
  • Changes to student FERPA directives
  • Registration for continuing education classes
  • Student IDs

 

Many of these services are available to students via WebAdvisor, where students may request enrollment verifications, transcripts, process changes of address and other contact information, view their grades and class schedules, and also register for continuing education classes. WebAdvisor can be accessed from MySVA (my.sva.edu).

MyServices Student (myservices.sva.edu) allows students to update their emergency contact information, view their degree progress, and plan and register for credit courses. Online registration is currently available for undergraduate and select graduate programs, and typically takes place in the early spring for continuing students.

Residence Life

The 24th Street Residence, 340 E.24th Street, 1st Floor

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Tel: 212.592.2140 

Email: [email protected]

Website: sva.edu/residencelife

 

Residence Life Staff

The Office of Residence Life staff consists of an Associate Director, Coordinator, Residence Hall Directors and Resident Assistants.

Associate Director

The Associate Director of Residence Life is a professional staff member who serves on the Student Affairs senior staff team.  The Associate Director is responsible for administration of the residence life program throughout SVA’s four residence halls and manages housing assignments, room selection, housing security deposits and room changes. The Associate Director is the direct supervisor of the Residence Hall Directors.

 

Coordinator

The Coordinator of Residence Life is a professional staff member who assists with the daily operations of the Office of Residence Life as well as coordinates and implements the RA Selection and RA Training Processes. 

 

Residence Hall Directors (RHDs)

The Residence Hall Directors (RHDs) are professional staff members who assist in promoting the academic and personal growth of resident students. RHDs supervise the Resident Assistants and set behavioral standards. They help maintain an environment that fosters community spirit and student development.

 

Resident Assistants (RAs)

Resident Assistants (RAs) facilitate educational and social programs, address student concerns, provide academic information and make appropriate referrals. They serve as peer counselors and administrators and they maintain behavioral standards set by the Office of Residence Life. RAs are dedicated and motivated student leaders chosen because of their concern for the well-being of their fellow students. Recruitment for these positions is held each year during the spring semester.

 

Residence Hall Check-in

New student check-in will be the weekend of August 26, 2017  and returning student check-in will be on September 2, 2017. All students should check in to housing no later than the first Friday of classes.

 

Residence Hall Check-out

The last day for residents to check out at the conclusion of the Spring 2018 Semester is May 1, 2018. Residents are strongly encouraged to begin making arrangements to move or store their belongings in advance of the check out deadline.

 

Mailing addresses

All SVA residence halls have mailboxes for each resident room/apartment.  When sending items to your son or daughter, please do not include SVA in the address as it may slow delivery. Mailing addresses for the residence halls are as follows (it is not necessary to include the name of the residence hall when addressing items):

 

The 24th Street Residence

Resident Name

340 E. 24th Street

Room #

New York, NY 10010

 

Gramercy Women’s Residence

Resident Name

17 Gramercy Park South

Apartment #

New York, NY 10003

 

The 23rd Street Residence

Resident Name

215 East 23rd Street

Apartment #

New York, NY 10010

 

Ludlow Residence

Resident Name

101 Ludlow Street

Apartment #

New York, NY 10002

 

Housing Costs and Rates

Housing Costs and Rates for the 2017-2018 Academic Year (September through May):

 

24th Street Residence

Small Double $16,000

Double $76,500

Triple $15,000

 

Gramercy Women’s Residence

Double $16,000

Shared Studio $17,500

 

23rd Street Residence

Double $17,000

Small Double $14,000

 

Ludlow Residence

Double $16,500

Single $18,000

 

Cancellation Policy

All residents electronically agree to the residence hall agreement for the full academic year which includes the fall and spring semesters. The housing cancellation policy is slightly different for first-year students and returning students. Residence Life defines first-year students as first time freshmen, first-year transfer students, and first-year graduate students. This section outlines the terms of the housing cancellation policy.

 

Students who decide not to live in on-campus housing should cancel their housing agreement by emailing [email protected] and include their name, SVA ID number, and reason for cancellation (i.e., withdrawal, living off campus, etc.). Cancellations must be sent from the student’s SVA email address.

 

First Year Student Cancellation Policy

First year students who cancel their housing:

  • Prior to August 1, 2017, forfeit the housing placement fee ($300) and receive a refund of the housing security deposit ($500).
  • After August 1, 2017, forfeit the housing placement fee and the housing security deposit. 
  • After August 14, 2017, forfeit the housing placement fee, the housing security deposit and be charged a $500 housing cancellation fee. 
  • After August 25, 2017, forfeit the housing placement fee, the housing security deposit and be charged a $500 housing cancellation fee and will be responsible for 10% of annual housing costs. 
  • After September 2, 2017, forfeit the housing placement fee, the housing security deposit, and will be responsible for the full cost of housing for the 2017-2018 academic year including Fall and Spring semester charges.

 

First year students who defer admissions or take a Leave of Absence from SVA: 

  • Prior to September 4, 2017, will be held to the first year student housing cancellation policy outlined above. 
  • After September 4, 2017 (the start of classes) will be held to the College refund schedule outlined in the SVA Handbook, which is available online at www.sva.edu/handbook.

 

Returning Student Cancellation Policy

Returning Students Who Cancel Their Housing:

  • Prior to August 14, 2017, forfeit the housing placement fee ($300), and forfeit the housing security deposit ($500).After August 15, 2016, students forfeit the housing placement fee, the housing security deposit and are charged a $500 housing cancellation fee.
  • After August 14, 2017, forfeit the housing placement fee, the housing security deposit, and be charged a $500 housing cancellation fee. 
  • After August 25, 2017, forfeit the housing placement fee, the housing security deposit, be charged a $500 housing cancellation fee, and will be responsible for 10% of annual housing costs. 
  • After September 2, 2017, forfeit the housing placement fee, the housing security deposit, and will be responsible for the full cost of housing for the 2017-2018 academic year including Fall and Spring semester charges.

 

Returning Students Who Withdraw or Take a Leave of Absence from SVA:

  • The housing security deposit and placement fee are non-refundable.
  • Prior to September 2, 2016, students will be held to the returning students housing cancellation policy.
  • After September 5, 2016, (the start of classes) students will be held to the College refund schedule outlined in the SVA Handbook, which is available online at sva.edu/ handbook.

 

Common Area Damage and Property Liability

Students are not permitted to take, damage or deface (with graffiti markers, paints or other means) any property in the residence halls that is not their own. Any costs to re-pair, replace or restore College property to its original condition will be billed to whom-ever is responsible. The person(s) responsible may also face disciplinary action.

 

Multiple Liability: If two or more people occupy the same room or apartment and responsibility for damage cannot be determined, the charges will be divided equally among all residents assigned to the space.

 

Common Area Damage: The furniture and other facilities of the residence halls must be kept in good condition. Damage to common areas of the residence halls is assessed at the end of each semester. If the individual or group responsible for the damage is not identified, the cost of the damage will be divided evenly among the entire resident population of that hall, and will be deducted from their housing security deposits.

 

Personal (student) Property: SVA makes every effort to provide safe and secure living spaces. SVA is not responsible for loss or damage to personal property. Students and parents are encouraged to discuss insurance for the student’s belongings while she/ he is staying in the residence halls. Family homeowner or renter’s insurance policies may cover the student while he/she is at college. Renters insurance is available through most insurance vendors.

 

Room Selection

Room selection for the following academic year occurs in the spring semester. In order to be eligible to select a room in housing, students must first pay the nonrefundable placement fee of $300 and go through the room selection process. Information outlining the room selection process is distributed in early February. The housing placement fee of $300 is due the first week of February and can be paid online at sva.edu/paybill, by logging in as a one-time payer.

 

Security

All residence halls have 24-hour security. The Security Officers are responsible for monitoring guest and security policies. When entering the building, students must present their SVA photo identification card to the Security Officer. Students and guests are required to provide photo identification when requested by a Security Officer or any other College official. If students have a concern regarding security services, they should speak to a Residence Life staff member. Guests of students are required to leave photo identification with the front desk security for the duration of their stay.

 

 

Winter Break and Summer Vacation

Housing is available during winter break and over the summer. Housing over the winter break is included in the academic year housing charges. Students may apply for summer housing separately, during the first week in March. Summer housing for SVA students is only available in the George Washington and Ludlow Residences.

 

FAQ

May I ship items to my student before they arrive on campus?

No. You may ship items to your student after they check in to the residence hall. Items received before residents have checked in will not be accepted and will be returned to sender.

 

What banks are located near SVA residences?

We do not endorse any particular financial institution. The banks closest to our main buildings are listed in the “Facilities Near the College” section of the parents resources page. You should contact each bank for updated branch locations.

 

I’d like to see the rooms before we fill out the preference form. How can I arrange that?

The Office of Residence Life offers daily tours on most weekdays between noon and 2pm. Please stop by the office on the first floor of the 24th Street Residence to take a tour. Tours are not offered when the College is closed. Please check the housing tour schedule available on the Residence Life page of the SVA website.

 

We received notification that our check-in date is scheduled for the day prior to the published check-in date. Is this a mistake?

It’s not a mistake. At some of our residences, depending on traffic and events in the area, we may schedule additional move-in days to make the move-in process smoother for all residents.

 

Can a staff member go into a student’s room and check on my student and report back to me?

No. We often receive this request from many family members because students often forget to call or email home. If a concern is brought to our attention, we will investigate it and we will often leave a note for the resident to call their family.

 

How big is my student’s room?

Room sizes are different in each building; however, space is at a premium in New York City and our residence halls are no different. Please encourage your son or daughter to pack lightly. More information about room sizes is available on our website.

 

Can I bring extra furniture for my student to use?

No. Due to room size and fire safety restrictions, we do not permit any non-SVA furniture. If your son or daughter has a specific need, please talk with the Residence Hall Director after checking in to the residence hall.

 

Does my student have to move out for winter or spring break?

No. Our residence halls are open during the breaks.

 

Will there be parking space available for me on move-in day?

On move-in weekend, there are 700 new students and families checking in to our residence halls. We will ask you to park and unload your vehicle and move it away from the residence hall so other families can pull up and unload. We highly recommend that students pack minimally. Once they determine what they need and how much space is available in their room, they can bring more belongings from home.

 

Are your residence halls safe?

Our residence halls have 24-hour Security Officers, as well as security cameras in common areas. We remind students that although they live in a community of other artists, it is important to be attentive to personal safety. Students should lock their room doors and carry their keys with them at all times. During orientation, students may attend programs to learn about navigating the city safely.

Student Accounts

209 East 23rd Street, 2nd floor

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Tel: 212.592.2080 / Fax: 212.592.2088

Email: [email protected]

Website: sva.edu/studentaccounts

 

Tuition and Billing

A registered student’s semester bill, including total payment due and due date, will be mailed approximately one month before the due date. If a specific problem arises and a payment extension is needed, students should send a written request to the Associate Director at least three weeks before payment is due. A $100 fee may be charged for extensions granted. If payment is not received on or before the due date and no prior arrangements have been made with the Office of Student Accounts for a time extension, a minimum late fee of $50 will be charged to students with a payment plan; a minimum late fee of $250 will be charged to students not on a payment plan. In some circumstances the student’s enrollment status may be forfeited. Students who register after the payment due date will be required to pay the tuition in order to receive registration clearance.

 

Tuition and Fees Refund Policy

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 two weeks 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. 

EFFECTIVE AS OF FALL 2016

The NEW 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.

Please note: The effective date of withdrawal is the date when the leave of absence or withdrawal form has been properly completed, signed and received by the student’s academic advisor.

If you are expecting a refund check, upon course adjustment or an overage created by financial aid, we highly recommend that you sign up for E-Refunds so that your refund can be deposited directly into the bank account of your choosing (US bank accounts only). This option means no worrying over the address on file, or waiting for a check in the mail. You will receive an email notifying you when your E-Refund has been issued. 

To sign up for E-Refunds, log in to WebAdvisor, click on the Financial Information Menu and then click E-Check Bank Information.

Please note, E-Refunds are only available for student refunds, not parent loan refunds. 

If you choose not to sign up for E-Refunds, your refund check will be mailed to the address you have designated as your Refund Address. If you have no designated Refund Address, you refund check will automatically be sent to your local address. If you have no local address, the preferred address listed in our database will be where the check will be sent.

All address  queries, updates and changes need to be made with the Registrar. You may contact them at [email protected] or access the Address Change Request Form in the Downloads section of the Registrar’s page on this site.

Please make sure to keep your addresses updated if you move.

Except in cases of an overage caused by a Parent Loan, a credit card payment, or some scholarships and third party organizations, all refund checks are made payable to the student. 

 

Supply Costs and Course Fees

Students are expected to purchase the supplies required for all courses in which they enroll. A full-time student needs approximately $1,050 - $3,150 a year for art supplies, although the figure may vary according to the student’s major department requirements. Film students in their senior year should estimate an additional $2,000. Courses may carry lab and/or materials fees, which are noted in the undergraduate ad-missions catalog, graduate programs catalog and Registration Book.

 

 

FAQ

Why isn’t my housing deposit reflected on my invoice?

The housing placement fee of $300 is paid once a year when the student goes through room selection. The $500 damage deposit, to cover any possible damage that might occur to the student’s room, is held separately from tuition payments, and is also not reflected on the billing statements.

 

When are bills sent?

Students are not billed until they are actually registered. After registration is confirmed, the beginning of the billing cycle starts in mid-June or early July for fall semester students; early November for spring semester students; and early April for summer students. Continuous billing statements are sent on or before the 15th of the month for active students with a pre-arranged payment plan.

 

What are the tuition due dates?

  • The fall semester due date is August 1
  • The spring semester due date is December 1
  • The summer session due date is May 1

 

If a student is registering after the semester tuition due date, but before the beginning of classes, then tuition is due prior to being given registration clearance.

 

How can payment be made?

Payment can be made by personal check, bank check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. funds made payable to SVA, wire transfer or by credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card or JCB International card. Students should always include their ID number on the check or money order to properly credit their account.

 

Please do not send post-dated checks. Checks are deposited upon receipt. Double endorsed or third party checks are not accepted. Please be aware that there is a $20 fee for all returned checks, plus any late fees that may apply. All returned checks are re-deposited. Any student with multiple returns may forfeit personal check privileges. You can also pay your bill online. The School of Visual Arts, in conjunction with Higher One, Inc., has a secure web-based service that allows students and parents to receive and pay the College online. In order to pay online, please visit sva.edu/paybill.

 

How can I pay by wire transfer?

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

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
420 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Account Name: School of Visual Arts, Inc.
ABA Number: 121000248
Account Number: 4121919880
Swift Code: WFBIUS6S

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

 

What is the SVA Payment Plan?

Students may choose to pay annual tuition charges in 10 monthly installments; 5 installments per semester. The agreement is for the fall and spring semesters and payments begin on August 1 and end on May 1. Students will be asked to sign the Payment Plan Application and Agreement form. SVA offers this option free of any interest or finance charge. There is a $200 processing fee for participating in the plan. SVA will consider all approved financial aid awards when calculating the payment plan, thereby reducing the amount of the monthly installment.

International students are only eligible for the payment plan after they have attended at least one full time semester at SVA and paid the tuition on time and in full.

Provided your previous semester balance is paid in full, your payment record with SVA has not been in default and you are not an international student in his/her first year, you may fill out the Payment Plan Application and Agreement and send it to us for review. Payment Plan Application and Agreement forms are online at sva.edu/studentaccounts.

 

What if I haven't heard from the financial aid office and I don't know how much i will be getting in loans and other aid?

If you are a current student at the college and have received full aid in the past, you may be able to defer your bill based on previous aid history. Contact the Office of Student Accounts for a deferral. If you are a new student with no previous record of financial aid at the College, you will be expected to pay your total semester bill up front or sign up for a payment plan.

 

What if I can't find the bill or did not receive a bill before it is time to pay?

View your bill online. If the address on the bill online is not correct, contact the Office of the Registrar to correct your address. Just remember that payment deadlines are neither extended nor suspended because you can't find or didn't receive a bill.

 

If my parents (company, grandparents, spouse, godfather) are paying my bill, why don't you send it to them?

According to federal law (FERPA-the Buckley Amendment) a college student's record, including student account records and bill, are the student's property and responsibility. You must give us a written approval requesting that all bills are to be sent to your designated billing address. Just remember that when you are accepted to the College, your first agreement is between you and the College. We agree to provide instructional services and by you accepting your enrollment you are agreeing to pay for it. Your other agreement is between you and the person(s) promising to make payment. Even if you send us a written approval of a designated person or billing address, the bill will be sent to your attention in care of the assigned billing address. You are still solely responsible for any payments due to the college and solely responsible to make sure that all payments are made when due by whomever you assign to pay your tuition.

 

My parents are divorced and their agreement says that my father and/or mother is/are obligated to pay for my college education. If I or they send you a copy of the court agreement will you send them the bill? 

Such terms in a divorce do not constitute payment arrangements for your College bill. This is a private matter between your parents and has nothing to do with the College. The bill will be sent to your attention in care of the assigned billing address. You are solely responsible for any payments due to the college and solely responsible to make sure that all payments are made when due by whomever has been assigned to pay your tuition.

 

Part of the bill will be paid by me and the other part will be paid by another party at a separate billing address. Can you send two different bills?

No. Only one bill for the total amount due will be sent to an assigned billing address. The student is solely responsible for all payments due to the College.

 

My employer has a tuition reimbursement plan. Can I defer payment until I get reimbursed?

No. Tuition reimbursement usually means that you will be repaid for whatever tuition you paid. Most of these plans stipulate that the student complete the course with a required grade. Such agreements are between the employee and the employer. The student is ultimately solely responsible for all payments due to the College.

 

What if I change my mind after having registered and decide not to go to school for the semester?

You must officially file a withdrawal with your advisor in writing or in person in order to cancel your registration. If you fail to do so, you will remain registered and will have full liability for your charges, even if you have not attended a single class.

 

What happens to my enrollment fee if I decide not to register?

The nonrefundable enrollment fee is required of all prospective students after their acceptance for admission. It serves as your guarantee to the College of your intention to register and enroll and our guarantee to make sure we reserve a place for you.

 

What if I decide to postpone my enrollment to a later semester after my acceptance. Do I need to pay for another enrollment fee?

Your enrollment fee will be deferred up to one semester from the day you were accepted. You must make a special request from the director of admissions if you wish to postpone your enrollment to a later semester.

 

If I stop attending one of my classes, will I be dropped?

No. Once you are officially registered, you will remain registered unless you take action to withdraw. You will probably get a failing grade, but you will still have to pay for the course.

 

Will I be charged for dropping a class?

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 two weeks 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.

 

Does SVA offer tuition refund insurance?

Yes, SVA offers tuition refund insurance through GradGuard.  

Depending on the timing of withdrawal, you may not be eligible to receive a refund of all of your tuition and fees.  We understand that these types of situations can be a financial hardship for many families.  Therefore, we are pleased to make available the tuition refund insurance plan through GradGuard. 

Tuition Refund Insurance can help refund your tuition, fees, and room/board charges, up to the policy limits, if you are unable to complete the semester due to a covered medical reason such as an illness, accident, or mental health issue (two-day hospital stay required for mental health related issues).  This insurance program complements and enhances our school’s refund policy and we believe families will benefit from this added protection.  Visit www.gradguard.com for more information.

You will have until the first day of classes to enroll in the plan. 

Enroll at www.gradguard.com/insurance.



Student Health and Counseling Services

The 24th Street Residence, 340 E.24th Street, 1st Floor

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Tel: 212.592.2246 / Fax: 212.592.2216

Email: [email protected]

Website: sva.edu/health

 

Services are provided free-of-charge and are confidential. Students should call or stop by the office to set up an appointment. An individual may not set up an appointment for someone else.

 

Physical Health

While a registered nurse is available for health education, medical services are not available on-site. Information about local health resources is available at sva.edu/health.  Students who are not able to attend classes due to illness should notify their instructor and, for conditions requiring an extended absence from classes, their academic advisor. The office does not write medical excuse notes.

 

Mental Health

Licensed therapists and a part-time psychiatrist provide short term individual and group psychotherapy for a variety of mental health issues. We are unable to provide medication management services. Students who anticipate a need for long term medication management should establish a treatment plan with their current prescriber.

 

Insurance

Many SVA students have their own insurance coverage, often through a family member. If the student wishes to continue this coverage, please check with the insurance carrier to see how coverage will work while your son or daughter is a student at SVA. The student should carry an insurance card (or copy) to show providers. The student should either have a health care provider in place or know how to find a provider that accepts his/her insurance. Many companies offer this information by phone and online.

 

Students are automatically enrolled in the SVA-sponsored Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan, Cigna PPO. Information about the plan can be viewed at sva.edu/uhp. To search for health care providers that are In Network with Cigna PPO, please visit this link. Students who create an account with Consolidated Health Plans can access their insurance claims and other information online. For questions about the insurance, please call 1.800.633.7867 (option 7). Have your insurance card number ready.

Waiving/removing the health insurance fee

In the instance where a student has comparable insurance coverage and wants to opt out of the SVA coverage, students must complete the online waiver at sva.edu/uhp by the applicable deadline each year. The deadline for the fall semester is October 2, 2017. For students who wish to opt out of SVA coverage for the spring semester, the deadline is February 4, 2018.

Students must print and retain a copy of the confirmation as a receipt of the transaction. Failure to complete this online waiver process will result in automatic enrollment in the SVA plan at the current rate. Students will not receive a refund of the Health Insurance Fee unless they have completed their online waiver by the deadline. Waivers completed for the fall semester are valid for the entire academic year. Students who do not opt out of SVA coverage before the deadline may opt out of SVA coverage for the following semester/year.

 

FAQ

How does my student get immunization clearance for registration?

In order to register for classes, all students must complete the SVA Student Health Form. Once a student has been accepted to the College and submitted his or her deposit, he or she must download the SVA Student Health Form which can be downloaded at sva.edu/health. The completed form should be returned to the Student Health and Counseling office for processing. Student Health and Counseling Services does not administer the immunizations required to receive clearance.

 

Where can my student go for medical services/prescriptions?

Medical services are not available on-site. We recommend that students start college with a sufficient supply of their prescription medications. Students should contact their current medical provider several weeks in advance of needing a prescription or renewal.

 

To locate a local (NYC) medical provider, one can access the provider directory of the student’s health insurance coverage online or by contacting their customer service center. Students can also download a listing and map of local medical providers and other resources at sva.edu/health. Before seeking care, students should check to be certain that his or her local medical provider accepts his or her insurance plan.

One option for same day medical care is Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Group which provides walk-in services (no appointment required) at two locations: 309 West 23rd Street and 55 East 34th Street. The 23rd Street location can be reached at 212.256.7000. The 34th Street location can be reached at 212.252.6000. Another option for walk-in medical care is City MD at 37 West 23rd Street; they can be reached at 646.596.9267.

 

My student is sick/dealing with a mental health issue. How can I get help?

If your student  is ill and not physically able to leave their room or is experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911. For other issues, students should be directed to Student Health and Counseling Services (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm). Family members may contact their student’s  insurance carrier for local medical providers.

Students exhibiting concerning behavior can be brought to the attention of senior Student Affairs staff members by notifying the College’s Students at Risk team. You can complete a report by documenting the concerning behaviors at star.sva.edu

 

Has my student used your services?

Use of our services is confidential. We encourage you to speak directly with your son or daughter about his or her use of our office.

 

When does SVA-sponsored health insurance begin?

Students who begin in the fall semester and continue through the spring semester will have annual coverage from August 25, 2017 to August 24, 2018. If the student is returning the following year and does not waive the SVA-sponsored coverage, the new plan will begin again on August 25, 2018 with no gap in coverage. Students who begin SVA and/or enroll in the SVA-sponsored health insurance in the spring semester will have coverage as of January 6, 2018.

 

My student  waived SVA-sponsored health insurance in the fall and has now lost other coverage. Can they get SVA-sponsored health insurance?

Yes. Students who waived SVA-sponsored health insurance and lost their other coverage have the opportunity to enroll in the SVA sponsored health insurance. The cost is per semester (not prorated). Students wishing to enroll should visit sva.edu/health and download the Student Insurance Enrollment Form, under the Downloads section and return it to the Office of Student Health and Counseling services via email at [email protected] or fax at 212.592.2216.

 

Emergency Policy and Selected Medical Facilities near the College

The College’s policy for medical emergencies is to call 911. An individual may call 911 on behalf of another individual. A map of medical facilities near the College can be viewed at sva.edu/health.

 

East Side

  • Bellevue Hospital Center, 26th Street and First Avenue
  • Beth Israel Medical Center, 16th Street and First Avenue
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Group, 34th Street between Park and Madison Avenues
  • City MD at 37 West 23rd Street
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, 310 East 14th Street at Second Avenue
  • New York University Dental Clinic, 25th Street and First Avenue
  • New York University Langone Medical Center, First Avenue between 32nd and 33rd Streets

 

West Side

  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Group, 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue
SVA Campus Store

207 East 23rd Street

Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm (summer hours: Monday – Thursday, 10am – 6pm; Friday, 10am – 5pm)

Tel: 212.592.2900

Email: [email protected]

Website: svacampusstore.com

 

Having exclusively served the SVA community for over 10 years, the SVA Campus Store provides computer hardware, software, peripherals and related equipment and accessories at specially discounted prices. The SVA Campus Store offers technical consulting and tutorial services that can help clients choose the hardware and software bundle that best meets their needs.

The SVA Campus Store is also your one-stop shop for all College swag; get your SVA Logo products here and wear your College with pride! We are the on-campus computer and merchandise store for the College.

SVA Directory

Academic Advisement

133/141 West 21st Street, room 704C

Tel: 212.592.2540 / Fax: 212.592.2545

Email: [email protected]

 

Academic Affairs

133/141 West 21st Street, 5th floor

Tel: 212.592.2580 / Fax: 212.592.2558

Email: [email protected]

 

Acting Chairman of the Board

220 East 23rd Street, 6th floor

Tel: 212.592.2225 / Fax: 212.725.9789

Email: [email protected]

 

Admissions

209 East 23rd Street, 1st floor

Tel: 800.436.4204, UG-212.592.2100 /GD-212.592.21007/ Fax: 212.592.2116

Email: (undergraduate) [email protected]

Email: (graduate) [email protected]

 

Career Development

136 West 21st Street, 6th floor

Tel: 212.592.2914 / Fax: 212.206.6434

Email: [email protected]

 

Continuing Education

209 East 23rd Street, 1st floor

Tel: 212.592.2050 / Fax: 212.592.2060

Email: [email protected]

 

Development and Alumni Affairs

136 West 21st Street, 6th floor

Tel: 212.592.2300 / Fax: 212.929.0325

Email: [email protected]

 

Disability Resources

The 24th Street Residence, 340 E.24th Street, 1st Floor

212.592.2396 / Fax: 212.592.2899

Email: [email protected]

 

Executive Vice President

209 East 23rd Street, 1st floor

Tel: 212.592.2070 / Fax: 212.592.2017

Email: [email protected]

 

Facilities

209 East 23rd Street, lower level

Tel: 212.592.2007 / Fax: 212.592.2061

Email: [email protected]

 

Financial Aid

209 East 23rd Street, 1st floor

Tel: 212.592.2030 / Fax: 212.592.2029

Email: [email protected]

 

International Students

The 24th Street Residence, 340 E.24th Street, 1st Floor

Tel: 212.592.2236 / Fax: 212.592.2241

Email: [email protected]

 

Office of Programs for  International Students

The 24th Street Residence, 340 E.24th Street, 1st Floor

Tel: 212.592.2238 / Fax: 212.592.2241

Email: [email protected]

 

President

214 East 21st Street, 7th floor

Tel: 212.592.2350 / Fax: 212.592.2356

Email: [email protected]

 

Proficiency Examination Hot Line

Tel: 212.592.2575

Website: writingresourcecenter.com

 

Provost

133/141 West 21st Street, 5th floor

Tel: 212.592.2580 / Fax: 212.592.2558

Email: [email protected]

 

Registrar

205 East 23rd Street, 1st floor

Tel: 212.592.2200 / Fax: 212.592.2069

Email: [email protected]

 

Residence Life

The 24th Street Residence, 340 E.24th Street, 1st Floor

Tel: 212.592.2140 / Fax: 212.592.2086

Email: [email protected]

 

Resource Management

380 Second Avenue, 8th floor

Tel: 212.592.2606 / Fax: 212.592.2673

Email: [email protected]

 

Student Accounts

209 East 23rd Street, 2nd floor

Tel: 212.592.2080 / Fax: 212.592.2088

Email: [email protected]

 

Student Affairs

The 24th Street Residence, 340 E.24th Street, 1st Floor

Tel: 212.592.2214 / Fax: 212.592.2086

Email: [email protected]

 

Student Engagement and Leadership

The 24th Street Residence, 340 E.24th Street, 1st Floor

Tel: 212.592.2130 / Fax: 212.592.2086

Email: [email protected]

 

Student Health and Counseling Services

The 24th Street Residence, 340 E.24th Street, 1st Floor

Tel: 212.592.2246 / Fax: 212.592.2216

Email: [email protected]

 

SVA Campus Store

207 East 23rd Street

Tel: 212.592.2900 / Fax: 212.592.2914

Email: [email protected]

Website: Svacampusstore.com

 

SVA Gramercy Gallery

209 East 23rd Street

Tel: 212.592.2145 / Fax: 646.638.2110

Email: [email protected]

 

SVA Library

380 Second Avenue, 2nd floor

Tel: 212.592.2660 / Fax: 212.592.2655

Email: [email protected]

Website: sva.edu/library

 

VASA (Visual Arts Student Association)

The 24th Street Residence, 340 E.24th Street, 1st Floor

Tel: 212.592.2130 / Fax: 212.592.2086

Email: [email protected]

 

Writing Resource Center

132 West 21st St., 9th Floor

Tel: 212.592.2657

Email: [email protected]

Website: writingresourcecenter.com

 

SECURITY SAFETY STATIONS

 

24th Street Residence

340 E. 24th St.

Tel: 212.592.2768

 

Gramercy Women’s Residence

17 Gramercy Park South

Tel: 212.529.2278

 

Ludlow Residence

101 Ludlow Street

Tel: 212.592.2713

 

23rd Street Residence

215 East 23rd Street

Tel: 212.592.2441

 

132/136 West 21st Street

Tel: 646.336.2754

 

133/141 West 21st Street

Tel: 212.592.2581

 

209 East 23rd Street

Tel: 212.592.2001

 

214 East 21st Street

Tel: 212.592.2320

 

335 West 16th Street

Tel: 212.592.2741

 

380 Second Avenue, Library, 2nd floor

Tel: 212.592.2668

 

380 Second Avenue, 7th floor

Tel: 212.592.2635

 

380 Second Avenue, 8th floor

Tel: 212.592.2602

 

207 East 23rd Street, SVA Campus Store

Tel: 212 592-2912

SVA Galleries

Website: sva.edu/about-sva/galleries

 

SVA Chelsea Gallery

601 West 26th Street, 15th floor

Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm

(closes at 5pm on Fridays in the summer)

Tel: 212.592.2145 / Fax: 646.638.2110

 

SVA Flatiron Gallery

133/141 West 21st Street

Monday – Friday, 9am – 7pm Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 6 pm

 

SVA Gramercy Gallery

209 East 23rd Street

Monday – Friday, 9am – 7pm Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 6pm

 

The exhibition program at SVA advances the College’s philosophy of integrating life out-side the classroom with the teaching that occurs within. Becoming a professional artist entails more than just developing talent and honing skills; it also means gaining the practical experience and creative enrichment that come from showing work in a real gallery setting. SVA’s commitment to this objective is second to none. We employ a full-time staff of gallery professionals to mount over 50 exhibitions a year in three exhibition spaces. Two galleries are on campus and one off campus. The latter, which also houses the offices of SVA Galleries, comprises four fully equipped exhibition spaces as well as a terrace with a spectacular Hudson River view where outdoor sculpture can be shown.

Matriculated students can exhibit their work either as part of a department show, organized by their department chair or a guest curator, or by applying online to SVA Galleries for a juried exhibition. Each student exhibition has its own website and is publicized on various social media. Each begins with an opening reception at which the exhibiting students can interact with the public and members of the arts community, as well as celebrate their accomplishments with friends, family and colleagues. This is a long-standing practice. Renowned artists such as Renée Cox, Keith Haring, Joseph Kosuth, Elizabeth Peyton, Lorna Simpson and Sarah Sze had some of their first exhibitions while they were students at SVA.

SVA’s exhibition program affords students the opportunity to study the work of renowned artists and designers, hear them speak at lectures, or even meet them in per-son. Since 1960, SVA has exhibited the work of some of the most significant figures in modern art, photography, illustration and design. For more information, visit  sva.edu/about-sva/galleries.

SVA Resources and Information

ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT OFFICE

133 West 21st Street

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm Tel: 212.592.2540 / Fax: 212.592.2545 Email: [email protected]

Website: sva.edu/student-life/academic-advisement

 

SVA has developed a unique program of advisement designed to fit the needs of the student body. Operating within the student's major's department, the advisors can respond quickly and efficiently to each student's particular needs. The Academic Advisors are involved with:

  • Course selection
  • Registration
  • Schedule changes
  • Attendance problems
  • Interruption of studies 
  • Voluntary withdrawals
  • Independent study proposals
  • Transfer of credit
  • Complaints concerning course and faculty members

 

DISABILITY RESOURCES
340 East. 24th Street, 1st floor
Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Tel: 212.592.2396 Fax: 212.592.2899
Email: [email protected]
Website: sva.edu/disabilityresources


Mission Statement
Disability Resources assists in creating an accessible campus environment at the School of Visual Arts where students with disabilities have equal access to educational programs and the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of campus life. Through partnerships with students, faculty and staff members, Disability Resources works to promote students’ independence, self-advocacy and development, and also ensures that they are recognized for their abilities not their disabilities.

Disability Accommodations
Students who require accommodations must make an official request by filling out the registration form located on the Disability Resources’ website and by completing the intake process. Students are strongly encouraged to register for accommodations prior to the start of the academic term. For more information please email [email protected]


Reasonable Academic Accommodations
Disabilities vary on how they impact a person’s major life functions. Due to the varying differences in disabilities, Disability Resources staff will meet with students individually to discuss their needs, review disability documentation, and make eligibility determinations.

Generally, students registered with Disability Resources qualify for one or more of the following academic accommodations:

  • Exam accommodations
  • Reduced course load
  • Smart Pen
  • Note taker
  • Digital recorder
  • Sign language interpreters
  •  CART captioning services
  • Preferential seating in class
  •  Audio books and players
  • Early access to course reading lists
  • Residential accommodations
  • Individual weekly or bi-weekly check-in meetings with Disability Resources’ Staff


Please note: Personal services, such as bathing, grooming, food preparation, housekeeping, orientation and help with ambulating are not deemed reasonable accommodations; and individually prescribed devices, such as hearing aids, glasses, braces, wheelchairs and other mobility devices are to be purchased by the student.


Classroom Accommodations
Once students have completed the registration process, they are responsible for working collaboratively with Disability Resources and must provide each individual instructor with a copy of their accommodation letter. Instructors do not have to provide accommodations prior to receiving this letter from students. Additionally, accommodations are not retroactive. Students should notify Disability Resources if they have any difficulty receiving their approved in-class accommodations.


Student Responsibilities

  • Students are responsible for self-identifying to Disability Resources and completing the registration and accommodation request process.
  • Students are responsible for providing their instructors with accommodation letters from Disability Resources.
  • Students are responsible for coordinating exam accommodations with Disability Resources and the instructor at least two weeks prior to the exam date.
  • Students are responsible for speaking to their instructors regarding absences and any requests for assignment extensions. Assignment extensions and excused absences are at the discretion of the instructor and the academic department. Attendance is mandatory for all academic courses and
  • absences above what is deemed reasonable may result in failure of the course, regardless of the disability status.
  • Students must obtain updated accommodation letters each semester in order to continue to remain eligible for accommodations. To renew accommodations each semester, students should log in to the MySVA portal and select MyAccommodate from the Quick Links panel.
  • Students must inform Disability Resources of any difficulties receiving accommodations or any changes in their disability status.
  • Since Disability Resources will communicate with students via their SVA email address, students are responsible for checking their SVA email address regularly.
Undergraduate Academic Departments

All Departments
A-Lucky Checkley, Jr., Director of Academic Advisement
Tel: 212.592.2541
Fax: 212.592.2545
133 West 21st Street, Room 704C
Email: [email protected]


ADVERTISING AND DESIGN

FOUNDATION Year
Adam Sarsfield
Tel: 212.592.2594
Fax: 212.592.2545
133 West 21st Street, Room 706C
Email: [email protected]

SOPHOMORE Year
Alida Beck-LaRocca
Tel: 212.592.2121
Fax: 212.592.2413 
209 East 23rd Street, Room 203
Email: [email protected]

JUNIOR Year
Yolanda Powell-Davis
Tel: 212.592.2123
Fax: 212.592.2413
209 East 23rd Street. Room 203
Email: [email protected]

SENIOR Year
Gracie Nesin
Tel: 212.592.2542
Fax: 212.592.2413
209 East 23rd Street, Room 203
Email: [email protected]

ANIMATION

Will Daly
Tel: 212.592.2694
Fax: 212.592.2688
380 Second Avenue, Room 502B
Email: [email protected]

CARTOONING

Nada Mohammed
Tel: 212.592.2456
Fax: 212.592.2545
310 East 22nd Street, Room 713G
Email: [email protected]

COMPUTER ART, COMPUTER ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS

Mahtab Aslani
Tel: 212.592.2522
Fax: 212.592.2574
133 West 21st Street, Room 320C
Email: [email protected]

ESL (non-matriculated)

Phyllistine Travis
Tel: 212.592.2527
Fax: 212.592.2545
133 West 21st Street, Room 700C
Email: [email protected]

FILM

JUNIOR and SENIOR  Years
Elvera L. Vilson
Tel: 212.592.2191
Fax: 212.592.2290
209 East 23rd Street, Room 503
Email: [email protected]

FRESHMAN and SOPHOMORE Years
John Michael Byrd
Tel: 212.592.2968
Fax: 212.592.2054
209 East 23rd Street, Room 400
Email: [email protected]


FINE ARTS

Dora Riomayor
Tel: 212.592.2543
Fax: 212.592.2545
133 West 21st Street, Room 705C
Email: [email protected]

INTERIOR DESIGN

Kathleen Hayes
Tel: 212.592.2585
Fax: 212.592.2573
133 West 21st Street, Room 1117C
Email: [email protected]

PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO

SOPHOMORE and JUNIOR Years
Frank Priegue
Tel: 212.592.2307
Fax: 212.592.2393
214 East 21st Street, Room 616A
Email: [email protected]

FRESHMAN and SENIOR Years
Angela Kaniecki
Tel: 212.592.2331
Fax: 212.592.2318
214 East 21st Street, Room 617A
Email: [email protected]

VISUAL AND CRITICAL STUDIES

Paul D'Innocenzo
Tel: 212.592.2221
Fax: 212.592.2545
133 West 21st Street, Room 4C
Email: [email protected]

ILLUSTRATION

FRESHMAN and SOPHOMORE Years

Karina Ayure
Tel: 212.592.2973
Fax: 212.592.2413
209 East 23rd Street, Room 211
Email: [email protected]


JUNIOR and SENIOR Years
Wayde McIntosh
Tel: 212.592.2122
Fax: 212.592.2413
Email: [email protected]

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