Student Financial Services

Payment Options


To pay online login to CUNYfirst, click on Self Service then Student Center and under Finance section click Make a Payment.

Payment methods are:

  • Electronic Check: a fast and simple payment method that can be made from regular U.S. checking and savings accounts. You will need your bank's routing number and your account number, which is available on the bottom of your check or from your financial institution. There are no service charge fees when paying with an electronic check.
  • Credit Cards: acceptable forms of credit cards are American Express, MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card. Students who pay their bill with a credit card will be charged a nonrefundable fee of 2.65% to their account, in addition to tuition and fees.

In Person

  • Money orders and cash payments are only accepted at the Bursar’s Office, located in Colston Hall, Main lobby.
  • The following payment options are not accepted: personal checks, company checks, paychecks, third party checks and partial payments.

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid is posted to your student account and used to pay tuition and fees.
  • For students with accepted financial aid to cover all tuition and fees, financial aid will automatically pay tuition charges and no action is necessary.
  • For students with accepted financial aid but not sufficient financial aid to cover tuition charges, students must pay the remaining tuition charges by the due date on their bill. Students may enroll in the tuition payment plan or make a payment online or pay in person at the Bursar's Office to avoid being dropped from classes.

Tuition Payment Plan

Students are eligible to apply for a payment plan for tuition and fees. This is an easy way for students to break down their education expenses into easy-to-manage installments, rather than one lump-sum payment. The Tuition Payment Plan that was previously administered by Sallie Mae is now administered by Higher One. The plan provides flexible plan terms and convenient payment options for a non-refundable application fee of $45.

  • Students must contact Higher One (formerly Sallie Mae) directly to setup a payment plan for Spring 2015.
  • To enroll in the Tuition Payment Plan, students must do so online via Paper applications will no longer be accepted.
  • The payment plan is now available for the Spring 2015. Do not delay! Sign up early to receive lower monthly payments.

If you have any questions about the Tuition Payment Plan, please call Higher One (formerly Sallie Mae) at 866.267.2869 or visit


  • If students are not up-to-date with their Tuition Payment Plan contract, they must pay any balance due on tuition and fees by the due date on their bill.
  • CUNY regulations require that the college charge a $15.00 late payment fee if students fail to complete the scheduled payments to Higher One (formerly Sallie Mae) by the contract deadlines.
  • The payment plan will cover all tuition and fees charges on your registration bill. Students are responsible to pay all tuition and fees charges directly to Higher One (formerly Sallie Mae).
  • Students who sign up for the Tuition Payment Plan and receive financial aid which covers the entire balance or part of the balance, must contact Higher One (formerly Sallie Mae) to cancel the payment plan or reduce it to reflect the correct balance. The College will apply any available financial aid towards a student's balance even if the student has signed up for a payment plan and the contract will be adjusted.

Voucher or Waiver

  • Students who have an outside agency, a union or job pay for their tuition.
  • Students may send the completed approved voucher to the Bursar’s Office before registering for courses, or at the time of bill payment.
  • Third party vouchers are applicable only when the college is authorized to directly bill the company and is not contingent upon completion of the course or receipt of a particular grade.

Important Alert for Students

Thinking of not attending BCC?

Once you enroll in your classes you are accepting financial responsibility for payment. If you plan on not attending BCC, you must officially drop your classes to cancel registration for the semester or session.

Please be aware that BCC will NOT mail a bill to your home. A copy of your statement can be printed through your online access to CUNYfirst.


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