Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the School of Labor and Urban Studies has temporarily suspended most onsite operations. Means of payment marked with a warning (⚠️) have been affected, and those marked with a stop (🛑) are unavailable. Students will be notified when the College resumes business as usual. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • In-person payments cannot be accepted at this time. 
  • Checks and money orders mailed to the College are held for processing each month. Please expect delays.

We recommend using CUNYfirst to make your payment online, which can be done via e-Check at no additional cost. If you have any trouble making an online payment, please e-mail Bursar@slu.cuny.edu or call our Service Line at (929) 322-0927.

To view your account balance and due date:

  • Log on to your CUNYfirst account
  • Click on the Self Service tab
  • Click on the link to the Student Center
  • Under the Finances tab Click Account Inquiry
  • At the top of the page click on the Charges Due tab
  • Scroll down on the page to view semesters
  • Click on semester to view your charges and bill due date

To make a payment online:

  • Log on to your CUNYfirst account
  • Click on the Self Service tab
  • Click on the link to the Student Center
  • Under the Finances tab Click Make a Payment
  • Select View and Pay Accounts or Payment Plan*

*Enrolling in a payment plan after the balance has entered a past-due status does not qualify for hold clearance – A zero bill is required

🛑 Suspended

Students who wish to make in-person payments may do so by visiting the 19th-floor Connect Center during office hours. The following types of payment are accepted: checks, money orders, and third-party vouchers. Payments collected will be applied to prior debts first. Partial payments on registration transactions are not accepted. All checks must be made payable to the School of Labor and Urban Studies and have a current date. Postdated checks are not accepted.

Credit card payments are not accepted in-person. Additionally, The School of Labor and Urban Studies is a cashless campus. Under no circumstances will cash be accepted.

Visit the main page for office hours and general information.

⚠️ Expect Delays (30-days)

Checks and money orders should be made payable to the School of Labor and Urban Studies (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. 

Note About Personal Checks: Once processed, please allow up to 10-business days for the payment to clear your checking account.

📫Mail to:

Student Accounts and Payment Services
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**

An 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.

Note About eChecks: Once processed, please allow up to 10-business days for the payment to clear your checking account.

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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 is added to your first installment payment. You may only enroll in one payment plan per semester.

Note:

  • The first payment is due upon enrollment
  • Payment is automatically debited from your bank account or credit card on the 5th of each month (or the next business day)
  • After the 7th day of the semester, payment plan amounts will be adjusted to take into account changes (including tuition increases, financial aid awards, etc).
  • There is a $30 fee per each returned payment

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Spring 2021 Payment Plan Schedule

# of installments First day to enroll Last day to enroll Remaining payments
6 11/6/2020 11/23/2020 December – April
5 11/24/2020 12/22/2020 January – April
4 12/23/2020 1/22/2021 February – April
3 1/23/2020 2/4/2021 March – April

 

To learn more about plan terms and installments, click here.
For instructions on creating your budget worksheet, click here

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For more information or customer service, call Nelnet at 1 888-470-6014.

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.

Personal checks are accepted in-person or by mail. Postdated checks will not be accepted.

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How To Write A Personal Check

Money orders (i.e., USPS and Western Union) and teller checks (a.k.a bank check, certified check) are accepted in-person or by mail. They 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.

A third-party deferral is the process of transferring all or part of your payment obligation to a sponsor. Third-party billing is the process by which the College obtains payment from a sponsor that has agreed to pay for all or a portion of your college costs. Students or their sponsor must submit a valid billing authorization (a.k.a letter of credit, voucher) each semester. For more information, 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/

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

Tuition may be waived for undergraduate and graduate courses at any CUNY college on a space available, no cost basis depending upon the term the employee is registered for, their category/title, the number of credits attempted and their amount of service time.

Click here for the CUNY Employee Waiver Form. Staff members must visit the Human Resources department in their college/administrative office to get their tuition waiver approved. This must be done for each term.

Employee Category Service Requirements Course Type & Credit Limits Summer Session Winter Session
Instructional Staff UG – 1 year
GR – None
UG – No Limit
GR – 6 Credits
No No
Classified Managerial UG – 1 year
GR – None
UG – No Limit
GR – 6 Credits
No No
Adjunct Teaching Titles 10 Consecutive Semesters 1 Course (UG or GR) No No
Gittleson Titles 6 Months UG – No Limit
GR – 6 Credits
Yes, UG Only No
Classified White Collar 1 Year UG – No Limit
GR – 3 Credits
Yes, UG Only No
Classified Blue Collar 1 Year UG – No Limit
GR – 3 Credits
Yes, UG Only No
Skilled Trades 1 Year UG – No Limit
GR – None (Undergraduate Only)
Yes No

Part time titles, such as College Assistants, IT Hourly, NTA’s, etc. are not eligible for Tuition Waiver. Part time titles should contact their union for information on any available tuition reimbursement. DC37 members such as CA’s and IT’s, visit: https://www.dc37.net/benefits/education/edfundfaqs

Waivers are applied to tuition charges based upon how the class is being credited towards the employee’s degree. If a staff member has a waiver for 6 graduate credits and 3 undergraduate credits and the undergraduate credits are being used towards a graduate degree, the employee cannot use the undergraduate waiver and must pay for the class.

Waivers must be received prior to your payment due date to avoid enrollment cancellation or late fees.

Waivers will NOT pay for:

  • fees
  • class drop charges
  • late payment fees
  • late registration fees

Once your tuition waiver form has been approved:

If you indicated that you will be attending the School of Labor and Urban Studies, then the original copy of the tuition waiver should be sent to the Registrar for enrollment verification, and then the Bursar’s Office for further processing. A credit memo will be transmitted the Human Resources Department at your College of employment.