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Payment Options

*Some payment options ar​e unavailable while the campus is closed and Bursar staff are working remotely. Current options are listed below.*

Payment by E-Check (Electronic Fund Transfer)

Students may pay their bill with an e-check, which electronically debits a checking or savings account, online via CUNYfirst. No fee is charged for an e-check transaction. For detailed instructions on how to pay by e-check, review our FAQ’s​ or the Bursar Information Letter.



Payment by Credit Card
All credit card
payments (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) are processed through  CUNYfirst. When your credit card payment is processed, a nonrefundable service fee of 2.65% will be charged to your account in addition to your payment. For more information about credit and debit card payments please read this advisory. Advisory: Enhanced Credit and Debit Card Payment Options for Tuition and Fees

No credit card payments are accepted by fax, mail, telephone, or at our Bursar's Office window. If you are paying for any non-instructional fees such as readmission fees, application fees, or decals, etc., you cannot use a credit card at this time.

Prepaid Debit Card - Cash Only Payments

Due to social distancing procedures, the college is currently unable to accept in-person payments. As an alternative, students may pay their bill using a prepaid debit card electronically online via CUNYfirst. There are several prepaid debit card options, many do not charge any activation or online fees and most can be conveniently obtained from stores in your neighborhood. Please research online to determine which prepaid card will meet your need. Note: When processing payment to the college in this manner, a non-refundable service fee of 2.65% will be charged, in addition to your payment.


Nelnet Payment Plan

Students interested in a monthly payment plan may enroll in the Nelnet Payment Plan through their CUNYfirst Self-Service Center. Payment plans are available for Spring, Summer, and Fall terms. The enrollment fee is $25 per term. If paying by credit/debit card, a non-refundable service fee of 2.65% will be charged to your account in addition to your payment. For the most up to date information about enrollment and payment dates, visit​. Queens College is a 15 week school.


Note: The payment plan will consider any prior term balances on your student account.


For detailed instructions on how to enroll in a payment plan, review our FAQ’s, the Bursar Information Letter, and/or view the ​Nelnet Payment Plan video​.



529 College Savings Plan

Request the disbursement be direct deposited to your bank account, then pay Queens College via e-check online by the student’s due date


Note: Withdrawals from the 529 account must match payment for qualifying expenses within the same tax year.



Employer and/or Third Party Paying Bill
The student’s voucher or official employer authorization letter must be submitted, via email, immediately upon receipt and/or before the due date of the student’s bill.



External/Private Scholarship
The student’s award letter must be submitted, via email, immediately upon receipt and/or before the due date of the student’s bill.



College/Department Scholarship
The respective college department will inform the Financial Aid Office of the student’s award. The Financial Aid Office will post the award to the student’s account.



Federal and State Financial Aid/Loans
- Students must apply early so that awards are reflected on their student account by their due date.

- Any financial aid appearing on the student account is ESTIMATED and subject to change.

- Financial Aid will not appear on the student account unless all instructions outlined in the student’s award letter are followed and all requested documents are submitted.

- Students must check and complete all items on their To Do List in their Self-Service Center on CUNYfirst.



- If the financial aid payment does not fully cover the student’s balance, the student is responsible for paying the difference by their due date.

- If the financial aid the student expected is not posted to the bill, the student must resolve any issues with the Financial Aid Office before the bill due date.

- Changes in the student’s semester enrollment can result in reduced or revoked financial aid, making the student responsible for paying any remaining balance on their bill.

- If the student becomes ineligible early for all aid originally posted to the bill and made no payment, the student’s registration may be canceled for non-payment.

- Some aid programs require a Declaration of Major form be filed in order for a student to continue to receive aid. Students completing the form must get departmental signatures, then submit it to the One Stop Service Center no later than the end of the first three weeks of the semester for which it needs to be effective.

- Visit the Financial Aid website​ for additional information.


 Office Information

The Bursar's Office is closed until further notice; the dedicated staff is working remotely to continue to assist students. 

Staff members are available via email and/or telephone during our normal office hours, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. 

Please visit our Staff Contact Info page for our most up-to-date staff contact information.


 Useful Telephone Numbers


1098-T Hotline: Visit Staff Contact Info page​ for more information

Bursar Call Center: Visit Staff Contact Info page​ for more information

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 Student  Advocacy at

 Bursar Information Letter

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