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Frequently Asked Questions


PAYMENT FAQ’s

 

What forms of payment do you accept?

In person: cash, check, or money order

By mail: check or money order

Via CUNYfirst​: e-check (free of charge)

Via Nelnet Payment Plan: e-check or credit card

 

Note:

- International wire transfers are accepted. See below for details.

- Checks/money orders are payable to Queens College. Include the student’s ID number on the check/money order.

 

 

Where should I mail my check/money order payment?

Queens College

Attn: Bursar’s Office

65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Queens, NY 11367

 

*Make check/money order payable to Queens College and include the student’s ID number on the check/money order.

 

 

Do you accept international wire transfers?
Yes. For information on how to initiate an international wire transfer, please contact 
Martin.Fleischer@qc.cuny.edu

 

 

How do I make an e-check payment?

To make a one-time e-check payment online:

 

1) Select the Make a Payment link in your Self-Service Center in CUNYfirst (make sure your pop-up blocker is disabled).

2) Select Make Payment from the left-hand menu. You will see a screen that displays all of the CUNY schools (past and present) associated with your student ID number. Next to each school will be a payment amount box. 

3) Since each school is listed, each payment amount box will either be populated with a dollar amount, if you owe money to that school, or will be blank, if nothing is owed. You can choose to pay the entire amount in the payment amount box or you can override the pre-populated figure and enter the amount you wish to pay in the payment amount box next to the corresponding school.

4) DO NOT enter amounts into payment amount boxes of schools with no amounts due. If you do, a payment will be made to that school.

5) After you enter your bank information you will see a screen asking, ‘Is this e-check information correct?’ Before you finalize your payment, review your payment information to make sure you are sending money only to a school where you have outstanding charges, and to confirm the payment amount. If the information is wrong, cancel and start over.

 

Note:

- If you finalized an incorrect payment, immediately contact the respective school’s Bursar Office.

- For detailed instructions on how to make an e-check payment, you can view the Payment Video created by CUNY.

 

How do I enroll in a payment plan?

Enrollment in the Nelnet Payment Plan is done 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 e-check, the enrollment fee is $40 per term. 

 

Note:

- When completing the Payment Plan Budget Worksheet, please include any prior balances so they can be incorporated into your initial payment plan total.​

- If you do not include your prior balance in the initial payment plan total, your payment plan balance will be recalculated (on the eighth day of the semester) to include any prior balances. Prior balances will be divided among your remaining installments.

- If your financial aid award has been removed for a prior semester, please note that this balance will be included in your payment plan.

- Any payment plan payments will be applied to the earliest balance first. For example, if you are enrolled in a Fall 2018 payment plan and also have an outstanding Summer 2018 balance, any payment plan payments will first be applied to your Summer 2018 balance until it is fully covered; subsequent payments will then be applied to your Fall 2018 balance.

 

For detailed instructions on how to enroll in a payment plan, you can view the Nelnet Payment Plan video created by CUNY.

 

 

 

BILLING FAQ’s

 

What are the tuition and fee rates?

Tuition and fee rates can be viewed on the Tuition & Fee Costs page​.

 

 

What is the due date of my bill?
The due date of your bill can be found in each term's Bursar Information Letter.

 

 

Where can I see my account balance?

Your account details are available in your CUNYfirst​ Self-Service Center by clicking on Account Inquiry under the Finances heading.  

 


I can’t pay my bill in full by my due date. What can I do?
You can pay your bill in monthly installments by enrolling in a Nelnet Payment Plan (by your due date). To enroll, log into CUNYfirst​ Self-Service Center, go to Finances, and select Enroll/Manage Payment Plan.

 

 

I have a Bursar Hold/Stop. Can I still register?
No. If you have a balance, it must be paid in full before your Bursar Hold can be removed.

 

 

Why am I being billed as an out-of-state student when I live in New York?
If you feel that your residency tuition rate is incorrect, visit the Admissions Residency page
 for detailed information regarding residency requirements.

 


What is an Academic Excellence Fee?
The City University of New York Board of Trustees approved the implementation of an Academic Excellence Fee effective Spring 2016. This fee supports the costs of enhancing the instruction and program offered to our graduate students enrolled in certain graduate-level program plans. For a listing of those plans and their fees, click here.

 

 

I registered for Winter session. Will I be billed activity fees?
Yes, students registered in the Winter session will be responsible for student fees (including Activity, Consolidated, Senate, and Technology fees); however, students registered in both the Spring semester and Winter session will be charged only one set of fees based on the combined number of credits in which the individual is enrolled.

 

 

I dropped my classes. Why am I still being charged?
Most likely, you dropped your classes after the official first day of the semester. Review the liability period dates and associated charges in the term's Bursar Information Letter.

 

How can I obtain a copy of my bill?
You must fill out a Bill Request Form, available at the One Stop Center and the Bursar’s Office. Once your form is received, the bill will be ready for pick up or mailing within two weeks.

Note: Bill requests for prior semesters are $5 per bill and must be paid at the Bursar’s Office.

 

 

If financial aid is covering my entire bill, do I have to pay anything?
As long as your financial aid award is reflected on your CUNYfirst account, and covers your entire bill, you are not required to make a payment.

 

 

 

REFUND FAQ’s

 

What methods are available for students to receive refunds?

CUNY offers two electronic payment methods for students to receive refunds. Electronic payment methods eliminate the risk of losing a check and eliminate the need to physically visit a bank to make a deposit. All refunds of financial aid and/or tuition and fees (except those paid with a credit card) can be issued by electronic methods.

 

Students may choose the payment method most convenient to them:

- Direct deposit to student's personal bank account. Learn more.

- CUNY Scholar Card, a money network prepaid card. Learn more.

 

Note:

- Students who do no opt to enroll in an electronic method will receive a check at their mailing address.

- Students who paid through the Nelnet Payment Plan using a credit card will have the credit refunded to their credit card.

   

 

How do I enroll in Direct Deposit?
1. Log in to CUNYfirst​ and navigate to Self-Service > Campus Finances > Manage My Account
2. Click Add Account on the My Accounts page and enter the required account information; then click Next. *TIP: Refer to your check or bank to verify your bank code (routing number) and account information.
3. Make sure you then click Enroll in Direct Deposit.
4. Select your account nickname and click Next.
5. Read the Enroll in Direct Deposit Agreement, click Yes to agree and SUBMIT to finish.

 

Note: CUNY will never ask you to confirm any personal information via email. Always sign on to CUNYfirst to process your transactions and review account details.



What is the CUNY Scholar Card? How do I enroll?

Students can receive their financial aid balance, work-study or student payroll directly on the NEW CUNY Scholar Card. Your Money Network® Enabled CUNY Scholar Card gives students the purchasing power, functionality and security of a bank-issued prepaid card. Funds can be electronically delivered to the student’s Money Network® Account in less time than it takes for a check or an ACH to clear in a traditional bank account. It's fast, safe and convenient! For more information, and to enroll, visit the CUNY Scholar Card website​.

 

 

How long will it take for my refund to be processed?
It can take two to three weeks.

 

 

Financial aid is covering my bill and I see a refund is due to me. When will I receive it?
Your refund will be processed once Queens College receives your financial aid payments (Direct Loan, Pell, SEOG, etc.).

 

 

Can I pick up my refund check?
No. All refund checks are mailed. Please verify that your mailing address is correct in your CUNYfirst Self-Service Center.

 

 

1098-T FAQ’s

 

Why didn’t I receive a 1098-T?
Students are not entitled to a 1098-T if their tuition was paid in full by financial aid or by a third party.

 

Note: If you believe that you are entitled to a 1098-T, but did not receive one, contact the 1098-T Hotline at (718) 997-4534 and leave a detailed message including your name, student ID number, and questions/concerns.

 

How can I obtain a copy of my 1098-T form?
A copy of your 1098-T form is available on your Self-Service Center in CUNYfirst​.

                                                                

 

I believe my 1098-T is incorrect. Who should I contact?
Contact the 1098-T Hotline at (718) 997-4534 and leave a detailed message including your name, student ID number, and questions/concerns. Someone will review your 1098-T and contact you.

 

 

How can I go paperless and receive my Form 1098-T via CUNYfirst Self-Service?
To promote our paperless incentives, CUNY offers all students an electronic Form 1098-T. To opt out of receiving a paper 1098-T form in the mail, go to Self-Service > Campus Finances > View 1098-T and click on Grant Consent. 

The benefits of going paperless are:

- Online delivery provides access to the Form 1098-T earlier than the traditional mailing process.

- Online delivery eliminates the chance that the 1098-T will get lost, misdirected, or delayed during delivery, or misplaced once you receive it.

- Signing up for online delivery is easy and secure.

- You can receive your Form 1098-T even while traveling away from your mailing address.


 
 

 Office Information

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

Bursar Office Hours August 13 - 17 

Monday-Thursday 9:30am - 4:30pm
​Friday
9:30am - 1:00pm




Contact Us
 

 Useful Telephone Numbers

 
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1098-T Hotline: 718-997-4534


Bursar Call Center: 718-997-4500

Financial Aid: 718-997-5100​

Registrar: 718-997-4400

Undergraduate Admissions: 718-997-5600

Graduate Admissions: 718-997-5200​


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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