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.
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:
Credit card and eCheck payments cannot be accepted at the Bursar's Office; these payments must be made using CUNYfirst.
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.
*All payments after the initial Payment are automatically withdrawn from your account on the remaining scheduled Payment Dates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.