Student Financial Services

Payment Options

6 easy ways to pay your tuition and fees

Important Notice for all registered students

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 financial aid, which covers 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 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 Payment Plan

Sign up early to receive lower monthly payments for Spring 2015. Enroll in Higher One (formerly Sallie Mae) interest free payment plan. The payment plan provides easy-to-manage installments rather than one lump-sum payment.

To enroll:

  • Contact Higher One (formerly Sallie Mae) at
  • Submit the required deposit and non-refundable application fee of $45.00.

If you have any questions, contact a Higher One specialists at 866.267.2869.


  • The plan is not available for winter and summer sessions.
  • Paper application and phone enrollment are no longer available.
  • Students who did not complete a prior semester's Tuition Payment Plan must pay any balance due to the college before applying for another payment plan.
  • 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.

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. For your convenience, green payment envelopes are available at the location. Place your money order or certified check inside the green envelope and drop it in the drop box. 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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