• Benefits
  • The New School is committed to providing an array of comprehensive benefits intended to meet the needs of faculty and staff and their eligible dependents. This site provides you with detailed information on the benefit plans and programs, as well as eligibility requirements, cost of coverage, and the enrollment process. If you need additional assistance, please contact [email protected] or call 212.229.5671 x4942.

    Read more about how the university has supported the well-being of our faculty and staff during the pandemic and beyond.

    COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Policies


    Faculty and staff can get over-the-counter tests through their Aetna benefits. This coverage is part of all Aetna healthcare plan options for eligible plan participants. The federal administration is restarting the free at-home COVID-19 test program, permitting each American household to order up to four free tests this winter from covidtests.gov. Use the city’s COVID-19 Test Site Finder to find the no-cost city-run testing site most convenient to you. The website includes a search filter that enables you to find the NYC Test & Treat Corps’ mobile Test-to-Treat units and free at-home test distribution sites.


    Masks are strongly recommended in indoor public settings on campus, particularly in classrooms. Masks help mitigate increased risk for respiratory illnesses including COVID-19, flu, and RSV. Masks are always required in Student Health Services, Student Disability Services, COVID-19 testing sites, and when directed by a medical professional. Free masks remain available at vending machines throughout campus.


    All students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated, including a booster dose as soon as they are eligible (with the exception of those who receive approved medical or religious exemptions).

    Isolation Rules

    If you test positive for COVID-19, please upload a copy of your positive test to the Student Health Services portal and contact the Benefits Department at [email protected]. You will need to isolate for five days, where day 1 is the day after testing positive. On day 4 of the isolation period, one of the benefits COVID-19 team members will contact you to discuss your return. You are not required to retest in order to regain access to campus once the isolation period ends.

  • Contact Us

    Office of Human Resources
    80 Fifth Avenue, 8th floor
    212.229.5671 (general number) 

    HR Help
    212.229.5671 x4964
    Fax: 212.229.5884
    [email protected]

    Benefits Help
    212.229.5671 x4942 
    Fax: 646.843.3656
    [email protected]

    Payroll Help
    212.229.5671 x4963
    Fax: 646-843-3651
    [email protected]

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application


To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.