• 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 obtain over-the-counter tests from CVS and other retailers. Employees can use their healthcare, FSA, or HSA funds to cover the cost. Below are additional resources to help you find low- or no-cost testing:

    • COVID-19: Express Testing: Schedule an appointment at one of the Health Department's free Express Testing locations, which usually return test results within a few hours. Testing is available regardless of immigration status.
    • NYC Health + Hospitals Testing Sites: Find locations where you can get free at-home tests. You can also visit the Health + Hospitals facility for testing, regardless of immigration status or ability to pay.

    How do I interpret COVID test results?

    • A positive rapid antigen or PCR test is reliable and should not be repeated. 
    • A negative rapid antigen test should be repeated two times, 48 hours apart before relying upon the results.
    • In the interim, if you have symptoms, you should proceed as though you have a COVID infection.


    Masks are not required but are an additional prevention strategy that you can use to further protect yourself and others from respiratory illnesses including COVID-19, flu, and RSV. Learn more about the usage of masks. 


    COVID vaccines are strongly recommended but not required for all community members. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved and recommended the use of the new, updated 2023–2024 COVID-19 vaccines for everyone six months of age and older. Due to current variants that are evading natural and vaccine-related immunity, it is important for all New School community members to receive the updated vaccine, in accordance with the recommendations for your age and risk level.

    Employees in New York state may continue to take up to four hours off from work, with pay, to get vaccinated against COVID-19 until December 31, 2023.

    Employees Caring for Family Members

    Employees who regularly care for a family member who is at higher risk for severe complications from COVID-19 may be eligible for time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Further, staff members may be covered by NYS Paid Family Leave. Please contact [email protected] for all leave inquiries.

  • Contact Us

    Office of Human Resources
    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.