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. To enroll, log into your CUNYfirst Self-Service and go to your Student Center. Go to Finances and select Enroll/Manage Payment Plan. There is a $40 enrollment fee per semester. For details: Nelnet Payment Plan.
Payment by Credit Card
Credit card payments (MasterCard, American Express, Visa, and Discover) can only be processed through CUNYfirst. A nonrefundable convenience fee of 2.65% will be charged to your account in addition to your tuition and fees for all payments made by credit card.
Credit card payments are not accepted by fax, mail, or at our Bursar's Office window.
Credit card payments are not accepted for payment of noninstructional fees such as readmission fees, application fees, or decals, etc. These charges must be paid by cash, check, or money order only.
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.
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.
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.
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.