Full tuition, activity, and
material/transportation fees are refundable only if the student drops all
registered courses in CUNYfirst before the
first official day of the semester (not the first day of the student’s
Students who drop classes
after the semester has started are billed in accordance with the
published liability schedule for that semester. All fees are
nonrefundable after the semester has begun.
- The complete
refund/liability schedule for each semester is posted in that semester's Bursar
Information Letter (available on the Bursar’s website).
- Senior citizens who drop classes after the semester has started are not eligible for refunds of the senior citizen and consolidated fees charges.
Issuing of Refunds
direct deposit electronic payment for students to receive refunds. Direct deposit eliminates both the risk of losing a check and 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 using direct deposit.
- Students who do not opt
to enroll in direct deposit electronic payment will receive a check at their mailing
address. Students should review their mailing address in the CUNYfirst Self-Service
Center. Students may also update their address at the One Stop Service Center.
Students who paid through the Nelnet Payment Plan using a credit card will have
the credit refunded to their credit card.
may automatically apply toward any outstanding tuition balance.
Direct Deposit Enrollment
All refunds of financial
aid and/or tuition and fees (except those paid with a credit card) can be
direct-deposited into the student’s bank account. Students may enroll in direct
deposit via CUNYfirst by following these easy steps:
1. 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
You can also view a video about direct deposit here.
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.