eCheck Electronic Check (eCheck) are accepted via CUNYfirst and perform the same functions as a conventional paper check. CUNYfirst > Self-Service > Finances > Select ‘Make a Payment’ >  View & Pay Accounts
Credit/Debit Card Credit and debit cards are accepted via CUNYfirst. A 2.65% convenience fee is assessed per transaction. CUNYfirst > Self-Service > Finances > Select ‘Make a Payment’ >  View & Pay Accounts
Payment Plan The payment plan is a budget friendly option for students and families that prefer to make installment payments. Payment plans are offered in the spring, summer, and fall semesters during eligible enrollment periods. There is a $40 (non-refundable) Nelnet service fee to enroll in the plan (credit/debit transactions are assessed a 2.65%, non-refundable, Nelnet service fee). A student can only have one payment plan per semester. CUNYfirst > Self-Service > Finances > Select ‘Make a Payment’ >  Payment Plan

For more information on plan length and terms or creating your budget worksheet – click here.

Wire Transfer A wire transfer is a method of electronically transmitting funds from the student’s bank account to the College’s tuition and fees account. The Bursar’s Office provides wire transfer credentials upon request.
Personal Check A personal check is a form of payment drawn against your checking account. The check normally takes three to five days to clear the bank account and the funds to be withdrawn. All checks should be made payable to the School of Labor and Urban Studies. Include the 8-digit EMPLID in the memo.
Money Order Money orders and certified bank checks are prepaid funds and is a more trusted payment that a personal check. All checks should be made payable to the School of Labor and Urban Studies. Include the 8-digit EMPLID in the memo.
Certified Bank Check
529 Plan 529 savings are tax-advantaged investment plans typically sponsored by a state and designed to help families save for a beneficiary’s future education. 529-Plan checks should be made payable to the School of Labor and Urban Studies. Include the 8-digit EMPLID in the memo.

Vouchers or letters of credit authorizing payment of tuition and/or fees, in full or in part, must be submitted to the Bursar’s Office by the term posted due date. The Bursar reserves the right to refuse any third-party authorization that is submitted more than 30-days after the official semester start. The student is responsible to pay any balance that exists from partial sponsorship.

The School of Labor and Urban Studies participates with all CUNY accepted waivers. For the complete list, click here.

All financial aid processing, including origination, verification and disbursement is managed by the Office of Fellowships and Financial Aid of the CUNY Graduate Center. Students are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Questions about completing the FAFSA form can be directed to the Office of Fellowships and Financial Aid. For additional support, contact financialaid@gc.cuny.edu or (212) 817-7464.

The FAFSA Code for the School of Labor and Urban Studies is 004765. The NYS TAP / HESC Code is 1422.