The Office of the Bursar is responsible for the billing and processing of tuition and fee payments. In addition to collecting and posting payments on students accounts, the Office of the Bursar oversees monthly payment plans, financial aid refunds and the collection of past due tuition. The Office of the Bursar also processes refunds from overpayments, class withdrawals and status changes.

Tuition & Fee Schedule

Please visit our Tuition & Fee Schedule.

Paying and Accessing Your Bill

If you are required to submit an official bill for any reason, please submit an e-mailed request to The Office of the Bursar accepts various methods of payments.

Financial Aid Disbursements

The office of the University Controller is responsible for the disbursement of all financial aid and refund checks. Students may receive their refunds in one of three ways. For the information about financial aid please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

  • Direct Deposit: The funds will be deposited into the student’s bank account. To select this option, please complete and mail or submit in person the Direct Deposit Application form to the Office of the Bursar. Additionally, if your bank account has changed, please submit a new form. For more information, contact the Office of the Bursar at or 212-817-7460.
  • Check: A check will be mailed to the address on file in CUNYfirst. If you have recently moved or changed your contact information, be sure to update your information in CUNYfirst. If you do not receive your check in the mail within 10 days of the mailing date, or your check has been lost or stolen, contact the Financial Aid Office immediately. A “stop payment” must be placed on the check by CUNY’s Office of the University Controller. It may take up to four (4) weeks to receive a replacement check.

Tuition Refunds

A student’s tuition and fee liability may change as a result of adding or dropping a course. Refunds are reviewed after the end of the official add/drop period each semester. Upon review, the funds will then be disbursed using the following methods:

Payments made by: Refund Method:
Check/Money Order A check will be mailed to the address in CUNYfirst
Credit/Debit Card A credit will be refunded to original payment source


For more details about the refund policy.