Student Financial Services

Payment Options

Changes in Credit/Debit Card payments and payment plan enrollment Fee. Effective March 13, 2016.

Effective March 13, 2016 CUNY will be making revisions to the procedures for using a credit or debit card to pay for tuition and fees. Therefore, as of March 13, 2016 You will no longer be able to use a credit or debit card to make payments directly for your Spring 2016 tuition, fees and for past due balances.

If you intend to use a credit or debit card to pay your balance, please do so by March 12, 2016.

After March 13, 2016 you can pay your balance by echeck via CUNYfirst or pay with cash or certified check at the Bursar’s Office.

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6 easy ways to pay your tuition and fees.

Online – Using Credit Card or Electronic Check

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

  • Electronic Check: a fast and simple payment method that can be made from regular U.S. checking or 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. Please note there is a non-refundable 2.65% convenience fee charged on credit and debit card transactions. It is a separate charge and will be added to the total cost of your bill.
  • Debit Cards: payments can be made if the debit card has a Mastercard logo.

Credit card and eCheck payments cannot be accepted at the Bursar's Office; these payments must be made using CUNYfirst.

In Person

  • Paying by cash, money orders or certified checks: (made payable to Bronx Community College) are only accepted at the Bursar's Office, located in Colston Hall, Main lobby. The following are not accepted: personal checks, company checks, paychecks, third party checks and partial payments.
  • Paying with a Voucher: Students who have an outside agency, a union or job to pay for their tuition must bring the voucher to the Bursar's Office with any additional payment required. 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.

Financial Aid

  • For students with anticipated aid that shows in their CUNYfirst account and covers all tuition and fees. Financial Aid will automatically pay tuition and fees charges and no action is necessary.
  • For students with accepted financial aid but is not sufficient to cover tuition charges, students must pay the remaining tuition charges by the payment due dates on their bill. Students may enroll in the tuition payment plan or make a payment online or pay by mail or in person at the Bursar's Office to avoid being dropped from classes.
  • Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions regarding financial aid eligibility or if you need assistance in filing your FAFSA application. The Financial Aid Office is located in Colston Hall [CO], room 504 or call 718.289.5700 or visit the website at

Tuition and Fees – Payment Plan

The payment plan is opened for the Spring 2016 semester and you can now sign-up for the payment plan. The payment plan is administered by Nelnet Business solutions. Higher One (formerly Sallie Mae) will no longer administer the plan. To sign-up for the payment plan log into CUNYfirst > Self Service > Student Center then click the "Finances" tab and select "Enroll/Manage Payment Plan" which is opposite the "make a payment" link, then follow the prompts to sign-up for the payment plan. Payments can be made by a Credit Card (American Express, Discover, VISA or MasterCard only) or Payments can also be made using a debit card which has a MasterCard or VISA logo. Please be advised that there is a 2.65% non-refundable convenience fee charged on credit and debit card transactions in addition to the tuition and fee charges. There is no charge for Payments made by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) also known as e-check.

The application fee for the payment plan is $40 per semester and is required along with the 1st payment when signing-up for the payment plan. If the enrollment fee is returned for any reason, the agreement will be terminated. Subsequent payments will be automatically deducted based on your selected payment method.

A $30 return payment fee is charged, per occurrence for a returned payment.

Target Dates To Enroll By

Spring 2016 (15 week schools)

Last Day to Enroll Online Number of Payments Months of Payments
November 25 6 November – April
December 26 5 December – April
January 26 4 January – April
February 4 3 February – April

*All payments after the initial Payment are automatically withdrawn from your account on the remaining scheduled Payment Dates

For Nelnet Customer service, available 24/7, please call (888) 470-6014.


  • Students are responsible to pay all tuition and fees charges directly to Nelnet Business Solutions.
  • Students who sign up for the Tuition Payment Plan and receive financial aid which covers the entire balance or part of the balance, Nelnet Business Solutions will adjust the payment plan to show the correct balance. The College can 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 accordingly.
  • Please Sign-up early to get lower installment payments.
  • Please note that the tuition payment plan can only be accessed through CUNYfirst by following the steps listed above.

By Mail

  • Please send money orders or certified checks (made payable to Bronx Community College) to:
    Bronx Community College
    2155 University Avenue
    Bronx, New York. 10453
    Attn: Bursar's Office, Colston Hall, Main Lobby
  • The following are not accepted: personal checks, company checks, paychecks, third party checks and partial payments.
  • Please mail your payments 3-5 business days before your payment due dates.

Drop Box

  • The drop box is located at the Bursar's window at the main entrance of Colston Hall [CO] lobby. Only money orders or certified checks are accepted. Write your name, CUNYfirst emplid and the semester the payment is for on the money order or certified check. If you wish to use the drop box on the date your bill is due, you must place your payment in the drop box during the Bursar's Office hours.  Students who leave their payments in the drop box on their bill due date after the Bursar's Office hours are subject to having their classes cancelled. Note: Do not place cash in the drop box.


  • 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 courses, before the first day of classes, to cancel registration for the semester or session and to avoid liability charges. See the Tuition Refund Policy for more information.
  • The college will NOT mail a bill to your home. A copy of your statement can be printed through your online access to CUNYfirst.
  • All tuition and fees are subject to change without notice at anytime upon action by the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York, regardless of the tuition and fees in effect at the time of registration.
  • Payment Note: 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.

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