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The Billing Process

Every student is responsible for the full amount of tuition and fees regardless of whether or not grants, scholarships, or other financial support is received.

The payment due dates in each semester's Bursar Information Letter represent when the payment is due at the college. If you are unsure of your tuition charges or if you have made changes, check on CUNYfirst and choose the Student Center option (under Self Service).

Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fees listed in this Schedule and in any registration material issued by the college are subject to change without prior notice.

In the event of an increase in the fees, payments already made to the college will be treated as partial payments, and notification will be given of the additional amount due and the time and method of payment.

Payment of Fees
In planning to register for courses, all students must be prepared to pay all fees associated with registration. These include tuition, material/film, and transportation/field charges, the activity fee, and other fees. If you registered for an e-permit, late registration and change of program fees, if incurred, must be paid to the host college as well as any material and transportation fees associated with your courses. If you pay by check or money order, your CUNY ID must be written on the check or money order. All financial aid must be applied to the bill by the Financial Aid Office, located in Jefferson Hall 202.

If you are interested in a payment plan, we are now offering the Nelnet Payment Plan. Enrollment for the Nelnet Payment Plan is through your CUNYfirst Self-Service Center. Payment plans are available for Spring, Summer, and Fall terms. If paying by credit card, the enrollment fee is $95 per term.  If paying by echeck, the enrollment fee is $40 per term.

Please note the payment plan will now consider any prior term balances on your student account.

For details, please watch the Nelnet Payment Plan video.

Payment by Credit Card
Credit or debit cards are no longer accepted for making payments directly to Queens College for tuition/housing charges or for past due balances. For future semesters/sessions, all credit and debit transactions will be processed via the Nelnet Payment Plan, which can accessed through CUNYfirst Self Service.

Payment by Electronic Fund Transfer
You may pay your bill with an e-check, which electronically debits your checking or savings account. E-check payments may be made via your
CUNYfirst account. No fee is charged for an e-check transaction.

Financial Aid

For the purpose of cancellation only, anticipated aid, when visible on your account, constitutes a payment and will hold your registration.


Failure to pay your bill by the due date for the semester listed in that semester's Bursar Information Letter may cause your registration to be canceled. If, however, your plans change and you are not going to attend classes, avoid possible problems by officially dropping your classes in CUNYfirst; do not assume you will be canceled.

If you are canceled before classes begin, use CUNYfirst to reregister.

If your registration is canceled for nonpayment and the sections you wanted are closed when you try to reregister, you will have to select new courses. See the registration schedule or the academic calendar for the last day of late registration; you can't reregister after that date. Resolve all potential problems (e.g., residency, degree status, financial aid, address change) as early as possible before registration to avoid last-minute billing problems.


Full tuition, activity, material, or transportation fees are refundable if you drop all of your courses in CUNYfirst before the first day of the semester (not the first day of your classes). The complete refund/liability schedule for a semester is in that semester's Schedule of Classes, as well as in the Bursar Information Letter.

CUNY offers two electronic payment methods for students to receive refunds. Students may choose the payment method most convenient to them (

Electronic payment methods eliminate the risk of losing a check and eliminate the need to physically visit a bank to make a deposit.
  • Direct Deposit to student's personal bank account. Learn more.
  • CUNY Scholar Card, a money network prepaid card. Learn more.

Students who do no opt to enroll in an electronic method will receive a check to their mailing address. Students can review their mailing address in CUNYfirst Self-Service.

Payment Issues

Students who have outstanding debts (accounts receivable) for any tuition, fees, housing, parking violations, breakage, emergency loans, etc. that are past due will have holds placed on their registration, transcripts, grades, and diplomas.

A stop payment on your check or credit card, nonattendance in class, or informing the instructor of your withdrawal does not constitute official withdrawal or relieve you of your tuition liability. You must drop your course(s) in CUNYfirst. Tuition liability is always based on the first day of the semester, not the first day of your classes. If your liability is not satisfied totally, the Bursar will place a HOLD on your records. Future registrations, graduation, transcripts, etc. will be affected.

Unpaid Bills and Collection Agency
If you do not make full payment on your tuition and fees and other college bills and your account is sent to a collection agency, you will be responsible for all collection costs, including agency fees, attorney fees, and court costs, in addition to whatever amounts you owe the college.

In addition, nonpayment or a default judgment against your account may be reported to a credit bureau and be reflected in your credit report.


 Office Information

Location: Jefferson Hall - Room 200
Telephone: 718-997-4500

Spring 2018 Bursar Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
​Tuesday & Wednesday ​5:00 - 7:00 pm
​(when classes are in session)
Friday​ 9:30 am – 1:00​ pm

Contact Us

 Useful Telephone Numbers


Undergraduate Admissions: 718-997-5600

Graduate Admissions: 718-997-5200
Registrar: 718-997-4400
Tuition/Pay Your Bill (Bursar): 718-997-4500
Hope Scholarship & Lifetime Learning Tax Credit Hotline: 718-997-4534
Financial Aid: 718-997-5100

Tuition and Fees are subject to change without notice pursuant to the CUNY Board of Trustees resolution.

Bursar Information Letter
To view payment due dates, go to the Bursar Information Letter and select the semester needed.

Tuition/Registration Appeal

Tuition/Registration appeals are reviewed by the Registration Review Committee. The committee examines all documentation presented by a student seeking a relief from their registration/tuition/fee debt for extenuating circumstances. Students must file a Registration Review Appeal Form (please use a browser other than Firefox). Processing directions are on the first page of the appeal form.

Appeals are to be submitted to the Welcome Center in Jefferson Hall.


 Bursar Information Letter

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