🎫Electronic check (eCheck) is accepted with no service fee or additional cost to the student. An eCheck performs the same function as a conventional paper check.

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**If an eCheck is returned, the student will be charged a $20.00 returned check fee. Students will also be prevented from using paper/electronic personal checks in the future**

💳We accept American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Please note, there is 2.65%, non-refundable service fee applied to each transaction.

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📅Payment Plans are available during eligible enrollment periods and provide a budget friendly option for students and families. A one-time, non-refundable sign-up fee ($40) is added to your first installment payment. You may only enroll in one payment plan per semester.

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⚠️Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the School of Labor and Urban Studies has temporarily suspended all onsite operations. As a result, mailed payments will only be processed twice per month. This is not the swiftest way to have an B-Stop cleared for registration. We recommend using CUNYfirst to make your payment online, which can be done via check at no additional cost. If you have any trouble, call our Service Line at 929/322-0927, which is available M-F, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm. Students will be notified when the College resumes business as usual.


Checks and money orders should be made payable to the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (or CUNY SLU). Please write your student ID number on your check. Postdated checks will not be accepted.

**For your privacy, we recommend security lined envelopes**

📫Mail to:

Student Accounts and Payment Services (Bursar)
School of Labor and Urban Studies, 19th FL
25 West 43 Street | New York, NY 10036

**If a check is returned, the student will be charged a $20.00 returned check fee. Students will also be prevented from using paper/electronic personal checks in the future**

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, e-mail Bursar@slu.cuny.edu.

⚠️Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the School of Labor and Urban Studies has temporarily suspended all onsite operations. As a result, we cannot accommodate in-person payments at this time. Students will be notified when the College resumes business as usual.


**The School of Labor and Urban Studies is a cashless campus. Under no circumstances will cash be accepted.**

Personal and teller checks should be paid to the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies and be drawn on a bank in the U.S. Please write your student ID number on your check. Postdated checks will not be accepted.

Money orders are also accepted (i.e., USPS and Western Union). Similarly, money orders must be made payable to the School of Labor and Urban Studies and have the student ID number indicated.

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An employer, union, or fund that agrees to pay all or part of your tuition bill is considered a third-party payer.

1️. In order to defer your payment to the third-party, the Bursar’s Office must receive a valid letter of credit or voucher from the sponsoring agent by the first official day of the semester. Extensions are not granted for late submissions.

‼️There is no assumption that sponsorship will be valid beyond the issued semester. Accordingly, students are required to submit a valid letter of credit or voucher per each term enrolled. Erroneous or incomplete letters of credit or vouchers will be returned to the student and/or provider. A billing process will not be initiated until all required institutional or sponsor components are satisfied.

2.When a third-party deferral is accepted, your bill will be classed as deferred to a third-party. Bill credits are only issued for entities configured in the CUNYfirst system. Bill credits are provisional and subject to change. If a bill credit cannot be issued for your third-party, the account will be notated.

3️. Student Accounts and Payment Services (Bursar) bills the sponsor by disclosing all relevant financial and academic information that is necessary to receive payment.

‼️A third-party deferral is only valid for 150 days from the official first day of the semester. However, this may be extended by up to 70 days for sponsors with an academic contingency, such as semester grades. Third-party deferrals are terminated if (1) payment is not received within the approved period or (2) the students fails to meet the sponsor’s eligibility requirements.  The Bursar’s Office will notify the student of the cancellation and that any tuition and fees liability has been transferred back to them‼️

☑️Many of our students have deferred their tuition to the following sponsor payers: 

1199-SEIU Benefit and Pension Fund 1199-SEIU League Training and Upgrading Fund CSEA Partnership for Education and Training
CWA Local 1180 CWA Local 1101 – Verizon Tuition Assistance Program DC37 – Local 371 Ensley Scholarship
Detectives Endowment Fund NY Presbyterian NYU Langone


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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 212-817-7460.

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

https://www.cuny.edu/financial-aid/