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Your “student account” contains a summary of your tuition charges, payments, financial aid, refunds, balance, and course schedule. Remember, full payment is due the first day of classes.

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To pay online with a credit or debit card:

  • Login to CUNYfirst 
  • Click Student Center
  • Click Financial Account
  • Select Make a Payment
  • Choose View and Pay Accounts

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. A 2.75%, non-refundable service fee applied to each transaction. Credit/debit cards are not accepted in person.

To pay with an eCheck:

  • Login to CUNYfirst 
  • Click Student Center
  • Click Financial Account
  • Select Make a Payment
  • Choose View and Pay Accounts

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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2022 Fall Payment Plan is now CLOSED. Ask us about our flexible payment options!


Payment Plans are available during eligible enrollment periods a
nd provide a budget friendly option for students and families.

To start a new payment plan:

  1. Enroll in courses
  2. Obtain a copy of your semester bill
  3. Begin the plan setup
    • Login to CUNYfirst 
    • Click Student Center
    • Click Financial Account
    • Select Make a Payment or Payment Plan
    • Choose Payment Plan

ℹ️ Important Information

  • You may only enroll in one payment plan per semester.
  • The first payment + setup fee ($25) is due upon plan 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

❓Payment Plan Resources

Note About Personal Checks: 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. 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.

✉️ Mail Checks and money orders can be mailed to:

Bursar Operations
School of Labor and Urban Studies, 14th FL
25 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

*We recommend mailing checks in a privacy envelope

🛎️ Cashier Visit the 14th-floor Connect Desk during office hours (onsite availability may vary due to COVID restrictions).

  • 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
🔐DropSAFE DropSAFE is a secure, wall-mounted depository 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

A Bursar representative will process your payment the next business day and e-mail your receipt.

SLU accepts both domestic and international wire transfer payments. Contact Bursar@slu.cuny.edu to obtain a “wire sheet” that you can provide to your bank.

After registering for courses, the CUNYfirst system will generate a bill. For an overview of your charges:

  1. Login to CUNYfirst 
  2. Click Student Center
  3. Click Financial Account
  4. Select Account Balance or Account Activity

If you need something more official, your tuition statement, or e-bill, includes all semester charges, payments and financial aid. Statements are generated for each semester of enrollment and include:

  • Tuition, fees and other charges
  • Student payments
  • Financial aid payments
  • Anticipated aid (authorized financial aid that is pending disbursement)
  • Class schedule

Access your e-bill by following these steps:

  1. Login to CUNYfirst 
  2. Click Student Center
  3. Click Financial Account
  4. Select View E-Bill
The School of Labor and Urban Studies uses electronic billing (e-bill) as its official billing method.

  • e-bill is available on CUNYfirst within 24-hours of registration; statements are not mailed
  • Students are responsible to pay their e-bill by the scheduled due date
  • Failure to review the account summary or e-bill does not constitute a valid reason for not paying on time
  • Administrative, clerical, or technical billing errors do not absolve students of their financial responsibility to pay the correct amount of tuition, fees and other associated costs
  • 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