All charges, including tuition and fees, are billed to what is called a student account. The student account is our record of your charges and payments to the College. Billing statements are available on CUNYfirst and payments are accepted in a variety of ways.

All students who enroll in classes must settle their tuition bill by the due date indicated in CUNYfirst.

Enrollment 11/01/21 – 12/19/21
Tuition Due: Jan 07, 2022

Enrollment 12/20/21 – 01/21/22
Tuition Due: Jan 21, 2022

Enrollment 01/22/22 – 01/28/22
Tuition Due: Jan 28, 2022

Enrollment 01/29/22 – 02/03/22
Tuition is Due Immediately. Late Registration Period ($25 Fee)

To view your account summary 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

After registering for courses, the CUNYfirst system will generate a bill. The College does not mail tuition statements. The official tuition statement, or e-bill, includes all semester charges and payments and can be accessed through self-service in CUNYfirst: Student Center > Finances > [menu] Other Financial > e-bill.

Note:

e-bill is a record of semester charges, payments and financial aid. Statements are generated per semester of enrollment and contain:

>Tuition, fees and other charges
>Student payments, including those made in-person and online (QuikPay)
>Financial Aid payments, including those from federal, state or sponsor payers
>Anticipated Aid – Financial Aid that has been authorized but is pending disbursement
>Class schedule

e-bill is not proof of payment for education tax credits/tax filings. The appropriate form for this purpose is the 1098-T. Furthermore, e-bill is not a substitute for a transcript or enrollment verification, if such a document is required for scholarships, medical coverage, loan deferments, jury duty, car insurance etc. Course grades and GPA are not contained on e-bill.

To pay with an eCheck:

  • 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

Electronic checks are accepted with no service fee or additional cost to the student; 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. If an eCheck is returned, the student will be charged a $20.00 returned check fee. Students will also be prevented from using eChecks in the future.

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To pay with a credit or debit card:

  • 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

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. A 2.65%, non-refundable service fee applied to each transaction.

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To create a new payment plan:

  • 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 Payment Plan

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.

  • 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

Spring 2022 Payment Plan Schedule

# of installments First day to enroll Last day to enroll Remaining payments
6 11/8/21 11/22/21 December – April
5 11/23/21 12/22/21 January – April
4 12/23/21 1/24/22 February – April
3 1/25/22 2/3/22 March – April

First payment + setup fee ($25) is due upon plan enrollment.

Subsequent payments are typically processed on the 5th of each month or the next business day.

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

Students who wish to make in-person payments may do so by visiting the 19th-floor Connect Center during office hours. All personal and teller checks or money orders must be made payable to the School of Labor and Urban Studies and have a current date. The student’s EMPLID should be written legibly in the check memo. Postdated checks are not accepted.

Note About Personal Checks
Once processed, please allow up to 10-business days for the payment to clear your checking account. If a personal check is returned, the student will be charged a $20.00 returned check fee. Students will also be prevented from using personal checks in the future.

Note About In-Person Payments
>Credit card payments are not accepted in-person.
>The School of Labor and Urban Studies is a cashless campus. Under no circumstances will cash be accepted.

Students can also drop off tuition/fee payments (checks/money orders ONLY ) in our wall-mounted DropSAFE. Questions before paying your bill? Email Bursar@slu.cuny.edu or call (646) 313-8420.

Location of DropSAFE

DropSAFE is available on the 19th floor to the right of the circulation desk.

How to Use DropSAFE

1. Grab a Bursar labeled envelope stacked above the DropSAFE
2. Fill out the front – full name, EMPLID, date, and payment amount
3. Enclose tuition/fee payment (check or money order ONLY) in the envelope and seal
4. Deposit the payment to DropSAFE

When DropSAFE Payments Are Processed

  • Payments are collected and processed daily at 11am
  • Payments are not collected from DropSAFE on weekends or holidays and will be processed the first business day following the weekend or holiday
  • Please note that payments dropped after 11am on Fridays may not be processed until the first business day following the weekend

All personal and teller checks or money orders must be made payable to the School of Labor and Urban Studies and have a current date. The student’s EMPLID should be written legibly in the check memo. Postdated checks are not accepted. DO NOT MAIL CASH!

For your privacy, we recommend security lined envelopes. Please mail payments to:

Bursar Operations
School of Labor and Urban Studies, 19th FL
25 West 43 Street | New York, NY 10036

Note About Personal Checks
Once processed, please allow up to 10-business days for the payment to clear your checking account. If a check is returned, the student will be charged a $20.00 returned check fee and the students will be prevented from using checks and eChecks in the future.

Financial Aid can help students get a world-class education at a great value. As a public college in The City University of New York (CUNY) system, our tuition is a fraction of the cost of attending a private college or university of comparable quality. We encourage you to file your forms early and accurately. To get started, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Be sure to file as soon as possible after October 1, each year. The FAFSA Code for the School of Labor and Urban Studies is 004765. The NYS TAP / HESC Code is 1422.

All financial aid processing for the School of Labor and Urban Studies, including origination, verification and disbursement is managed by the Office of Fellowships and Financial Aid. For more information, please contact financialaid@slu.cuny.edu or (212) 817-7460.

CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue Room 7201
New York, NY 10016
(877) 428-6942 | (212) 817-7460
financialaid@slu.cuny.edu

The catalog of eligible student groups that may qualify for a waiver or tuition or fees can be found here: https://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/legal-affairs/university-tuition-fee-manual/vii-waivers-of-tuition-and-fees/