2012-2013 UNDERGRADUATE TUITION AND EXPENSES
Full-time Tuition: $15,515 per semester (full-time registration is considered 12-15 credits*)
* Note: BFA Visual and Critical Studies majors may take up to 16 credits at the base tuition rate. Students enrolled in the BFA Photography Honors Program may take up to 18 credits at the base tuition rate for the fall and spring semesters of their foundation year. Second-semester freshmen enrolled in BFA Film, Video and Animation Honors Programs may take up to 18 credits at the base tuition rate for the spring semester of their foundation year.
Health Insurance fee (waivable): $770*
*Note The health insurance fee is based on the 2011-2012 academic year. The 2012-2013 rate has not been finalized.
Students are automatically enrolled in the SVA sponsored accident and sickness insurance and billed the Health Insurance Fee. Students who want to remove this charge must have sufficient insurance coverage and waive the fee online before the applicable deadline. For more information about the insurance, including waiving the fee, go to: www.sva.edu/aetna.
SVA housing costs in one of the college's residences range from $9,750 to $14,650 for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Should an offer of admission be extended, a nonrefundable $500 enrollment fee and an $800 housing deposit ($300 nonrefundable placement fee and a $500 security deposit) must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
New students will be placed in housing on a first-come, first-served basis. The housing deposit will be returned only if a student cannot be placed in housing.
Note: Tuition fees and housing charges increase at a minimum of 4 percent to 7 percent annually.
UNDERGRADUATE DEPARTMENTAL FEES
|Advertising: Sophomore, Junior, Senior|
|Cartooning: Sophomore, Junior, Senior |
Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects
Graphic Design: Foundation
Graphic Design: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Illustration: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Photo Global Certificate Program
Screenwriting: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Visual and Critical Studies
Note: Undergraduate departmental fees include: $25 per semester allocation for the Humanities and Sciences Department; $15 per semester allocation for the Art History Department, with the exception of the Visual and Critical Studies departmental fee, which has a $40 per semester allocation for the Art History Department
PER CREDIT CHARGE
Students registered for fewer than 12 credits or more than 15 credits per semester (16 credits for Visual and Critical Studies majors) will be billed at the rate of $1,035 per credits for Undergraduate Division courses. Tuition for more than 15 credits (16 credits for Visual and Critical Studies majors and 18 credits for second-semester foundation-year students in the Film, Video and Animation Honors programs) is fully refundable during the drop/add period. After the drop/add periods, refunds for extra credit tuition charges will be prorated based on the institutional refund policy.
Students must purchase their own supplies necessary for their courses. Full-time students should budget between $1,050 and $3,150 for art supplies each year.
$100 Late registration fee
$200 Late payment fee assessed to accounts not paid in full after the tuition due date
$20 Replacement of lost student identification cards
$20 Returned check fee
$100 Course adjustment fee assessed after the course adjustment period is over
Payment may be made by check, money order, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa or JCB credit card. Checks should be made payable to: School of Visual Arts. The College cannot accept cash payments.
All payments are to be made in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank. An additional fee of $75 plus any other balance incurred for conversion of foreign currency to U.S. funds will be charged for processing money orders or bank checks drawn on a foreign bank or a foreign branch of a domestic bank. To avoid the $75 processing fee, payments from foreign banks may be made by wire transfer to:
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
420 Montgomery Street,
San Francisco, CA 94104
For the account of:
School of Visual Arts, Inc.
Swift code: WFBIUS6S
Please make sure to-list student name and SVA identification number in the wire notes.
A student's registration for a semester is not complete until all bills due for that and any prior semester are paid in full. Bills for tuition are mailed on June 15 and November 1 and are payable by August 1 and December 1, respectively. The Office of Student Accounts will impose a late charge if any part of the semester bill is not paid when due.
No degrees will be conferred and no certificates of attendance or transcripts will be furnished until all bills due the School of Visual Arts are paid in full.
TUITION 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 financial aid awards when calculating the payment plan, thereby reducing the amount of the monthly installment. International students are eligible for the payment plan only after they have attended at least one full time semester at SVA as a student and paid tuition in full. Contact the Office of Student Accounts for more information.
Telephone: 212.592.2415; fax: 212.592.2088;
PAYING YOUR BILL
SVA requires that the enrollment fee and all tuition and fees be paid in full in order to complete registration and enrollment. The housing deposit must be paid in full in order to reside in SVA housing. Attendance in classes or residing in SVA housing without payment or without making approved arrangements for payment will result in involuntary withdrawal from SVA for non-payment. You will be held responsible for all costs and fees incurred through the date of withdrawal for non-payment.
The enrollment fee is nonrefundable. The health insurance fee is refundable only if withdrawal occurs prior to the applicable semester waiver deadline. The waiver deadline is located on the Student Health and Counseling Services webpage.
Students who wish to withdraw from SVA must notify their academic advisor in writing. Written approval from a parent or guardian must be included if the student is under 18 years of age. The effective date of the withdrawal is the date written notification is received by the academic advisor. Lack of attendance alone does not entitle a student to a refund.
Refunds, less the nonrefundable enrollment fee and health insurance fee (if applicable), are made after the prorated percentages of liability are applied, unless superseded by an existing state or accrediting agency refund policy. Upon withdrawal from the semester, SVA does not charge any department or course fees. However, payment plan fees, late fees and any other administrative fees are not prorated. Only tuition and housing costs are prorated. Prorated housing costs are based on the check out date, not the official date of withdrawal.
The prorated percentages of liability (tuition and fees owed) are based on the official date of withdrawal, as follows:
0% if withdrawal occurs prior to the start of classes
10% if withdrawal occurs during the first and second week of the semester
50% if withdrawal occurs during the third and fourth week of the semester
75% if withdrawal occurs during the fifth through eighth week of the semester
100% if withdrawal occurs after the eighth week
No refund will be made for withdrawal occurring after the eighth 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 Student Accounts or the Office of Financial Aid for more information on Title IV refunds.