As part of the CUNY network, we are a CUNY Value Plus institution, placing quality, affordability, and value at the forefront of everything we do. Nearly 80% of CUNY undergraduate student graduate debt free and CUNY tuition costs a fraction of what you would pay at a private institution. CUNY’s exceptional affordability is an incomparable value in today’s higher education marketplace.

With tuition rates at $285 per credit for undergraduate students, our tuition is among the lowest in the North East.

Effective Fall 2017

Undergraduate Degree Students Tuition

Full-time students
(12 or more credits)
Part-time students
New York State residents $3,265 per semester $285 per credit
Out-of-State residents and foreign students on temporary visas $580 per credit $580 per credit

Please note: Students in online degree programs pay the New York State tuition rate and do not need to establish residency.

Undergraduate Credit, Non-Degree Students Tuition

Per Credit or Equivalent
New York State residents $415
Out-of-State residents and foreign students on temporary visas $865

General Fees

(These fees are applicable to all undergraduate, graduate, degree, and non-degree students)

Application Fee (one time, non-refundable fee to the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies)
  • Undergraduate programs and non-credit programs – $70
  • Graduate programs – $125
CUNY SLU non-matriculated courses registration fee per term $65
CUNY Consolidated Services Fee per term $15
CUNY Technology Fee per term Full-time students (12 or more credits) – $125
Part-time students – $62.50
Transcript Fee per copy $7
CUNY SLU Student Activity Fee $23.55 (effective Spring 2017)
CUNY SLU ID Replacement Fee $10
Student Activity Fee Breakdown:
$10.00 – Health Services
$ 7.00 – Student Services
$ 3.00 – Career Services
$ 2.00 – Commencement
$ 1.55 – Student Travel/Conference
Diploma Replacement Fee
(original or affidavit of loss must accompany the check)
Infrastructure Fee per term
(online degree programs only)
Readmission Fee $20
Late Registration Fee $25
Change of Course Fee $18
Late Payment Fee $15
Returned Check Fee $20 per check

Senior Citizen Charges

Individuals who satisfy the New York City/State residency requirements and are 60 years of age or older are permitted to enroll in undergraduate courses on a space available basis.  Tuition will not be charged provided credit is not given for the courses.  An administrative fee will be charged in addition to other applicable fees (such as the CUNY Consolidated Fee per term).

Administrative Fee per term $65.00

Non-Credit Tuition and Fee Schedule

For non-credit course tuition and fees please call the contact listed on the program page.

Please Note: All tuition charges and fees listed herein, or in any registration materials issued by the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, are subject to change by action of the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York without prior notice. In the event of any increase in tuition charges and fees, payments already made to the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies will be treated as partial payment, and notification will be given of the additional amount due and the time and method of payment.

CUNY degree students taking a School of Labor and Urban Studies course on permit do not pay the application fee and only pay tuition to their home college.

Payment Plan Option

You may also pay for your course(s) over a period of time by enrolling with QuickPay. To learn more visit the Payment Methods section of our website.

Additional information about financial aid can be found at CUNY’s website or in the CUNY Paying for College.

If you have questions relating to financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 212-817-7460 or