Tuition Payment Policies

You can make tuition payments by personal check, bank draft, or money order payable to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS).

Tuition and fees are due before each semester begins. All tuition invoices are emailed to your official ISMMS email account.

You may also arrange for tuition payment plans and credit card payments, through our payment plan and affordability counseling portal. For information, call 800-356-8329 or visit the website. 

Payment Clearance

Your tuition must be fully paid within two weeks of the start of classes for each term. If your account is deemed delinquent, in addition to being charged a $100 late payment fee, you will not be allowed to take any of the following actions:

  • Register and attend classes
  • Receive a transcript or letter of recommendation
  • Have academic credits certified
  • Be granted a leave of absence or special matriculation status
  • Receive other student services
  • Have your degree conferred.

At the end of each academic year, we forward all outstanding balances to an external collection agency.

Please be aware that you cannot apply federal financial aid toward outstanding debts from the previous academic year. You must use all aid for the academic year in which it is awarded. We do not award financial aid to students who have outstanding balances (i.e., tuition, fees, housing, and insurance) from the previous academic year.

Refund Policy

We will not refund tuition upon dismissal, complete withdrawal, or transfer. However, we will prorate it, based on the official date of complete withdrawal/dismissal on a decreasing percentage basis as follows for each term.

  • 1st week of term: 100%
  • 2nd week of term: 75%
  • 3rd week of term: 50%
  • 4th week of term: 25%
  • After 4 weeks into the term, no refund is possible

MD students planning to take a year off to do research must have all arrangements completed and their research proposals approved by the Medical Student Research Office prior to the start of the fall term.

Repetition of Course Work

Graduate and medical students who repeat course work will be billed current per credit charge.