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The School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) accepts payments from companies, agencies and miscellaneous organizations who wish to pay a student’s bill. SLU will defer your payment providing that the following conditions are met:

  • The entity paying the bill provides written, formal communication on company letterhead (“letter or credit” or “tuition voucher”) dictating exactly what they plan to pay.
  • If the organization is not paying the bill in full, the student is responsible for paying the remaining amount due prior to the due date (first official day of the semester)
Be sure that “letter or credit” or “tuition voucher” from your union/employer includes the following:

  • Student’s name and EMPLID number
  • Semester that is being paid (i.e., fall, spring, summer)
  • Types of charges being paid
  • Total dollar amount being paid; whether the funds are being paid before or after financial aid
  • Specific terms of payment (i.e., requires grades)
  • Agency contact including address, e-mail, phone number, and billing contact
Does not qualify for deferral:

  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • Guarantees for miscellaneous expenses (i.e., books, supplies, travel)
  • Guarantees from relatives, friends, or other illegitimate interests

Approval Documents

A “letter of credit” or “tuition voucher” is required each semester you plan to transfer tuition and fees to a third-party. Keep in mind, these documents must be submitted by the tuition due date. You are responsible to pay whatever portion of your bill not covered by the third-party by the due date as well.

  • Electronic submission is recommended for faster service; scan and e-mail third-party docs to Bursar@slu.cuny.edu; if your paperwork is going to be late, please contact the Bursar’s Office for assistance.

Third-Party Deferral

The Bursar’s Office will review the documents you submit. Invalid authorizations will be denied, and the deferral will not be entered until a complete document is received. If approved, the deferral is posted up to the approved amount (“due from third-party”).

Statement credits (“transfer to third party”) are applied when possible and are used to offset your tuition prior to receiving the third-party payment. Please note, statement credits are provisional and subject to change. If a statement credit cannot be applied, your account will be notated with a positive service indicator: “Anticipated Third Party Payment” (ATP). In this case, it is recommended to compare your tuition statement with the third-party authorization to calculate the due balance. If you have any questions, please contact the Bursar’s Office.

  • SLU will bill the entity making the payment; it is expected that all funds billed are paid prior to the end of the term. A 30-day grace period will be granted for sponsors who require additional academic information, such as grades
  • If only part of the tuition is deferred, you are required to pay the remaining balance by the due date or will be subject late fees or account holds

Liability for tuition is transferred back to the student if the deferral is cancelled. At that point, a hold will be placed on the account and full payment due immediately. Cancellations can occur if you no longer meet the minimum criteria for payment (as outline by your sponsor), or the third-party does not remit payment within the approved deferral period.