FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions for the Bursar's Office

Questions List

  1. How can I settle my bill?
  2. What if I cannot pay my entire balance?
  3. What if my bill is covered by financial aid?
  4. What happens if I fail to settle my registration bill by the due date?
  5. What happens if I joined TuitionPay and my financial aid is approved afterwards?
  6. When will I receive my financial aid check?
  7. Do I need to complete a Financial Aid Direct Deposit Form each semester I am enrolled at York?
  8. How can I settle my bill with a third-party voucher?
  9. If I owe money for a previous semester, will my account be blocked?
  10. Can you mail my employee paycheck?
  11. How can I purchase a parking permit?
  12. I registered for the upcoming semester. When will my registration invoice be mailed to my home?
  13. I am filing my taxes and need proof that I paid for school. When will I receive my 1098T form?

Questions & Answers


How can I settle my bill?

The Bursar’s Office accepts cash, checks, money orders, certified checks for registration payments.  Effective August 11, 2008, credit cards will not be accepted at the Bursar’s Office service window. 

Checks must be made payable to “York College” and include the current date. The Bursar’s Office will provide a receipt for the amount paid. Do not remit cash through the mail or the drop box located in the Public Safety and Security Office. Students whose checks are returned by the bank will be subject to a $15.00 reprocessing fee, and will be required to make all subsequent payments by cash or certified checks.

Students, who wish to pay their tuition and fees with a credit card, must pay online using eSIMS.  MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.  Effective August 11, 2008, a non-refundable convenience fee will be charged to your credit card account when paying your tuition with a credit card on eSIMS.  Visa cards will no longer be accepted.  Credit card payments for tuition and fees will not be accepted by mail, at the lock box, or at the Bursar’s Office service window.  Also effective August 11, 2008, tuition and fees can be paid by eCheck.  Your checking or savings account will be debited electronically, without paying a convenience fee.

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What if I cannot pay my entire balance?

The City University of New York has contracted with Sallie Mae TuitionPay, formerly known as AMS.  TuitionPay is an outside agency that administers tuition payment plans for students.

By applying early, payments can be spread over five months, beginning in July for the fall semester and beginning in December for the spring semester.  Tuition payment plans are not available during the summer and winter session.   

During registration, TuitionPay representatives will on campus to assist you with questions regarding the payment plan.  You may enroll with TuitionPay by either calling at 1-866-AMS-CUNY or via the website: http://www.tuitionpay.com/cuny.

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What if my bill is covered by financial aid?

If you have a zero balance, you will be automatically registered. 

If you do not plan to attend the semester, you must either drop all courses by logging onto your eSIMS account or visiting the Office of the Registrar, in room 1H06, before the first day of classes to avoid incurring a tuition liability.   

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What happens if I fail to settle my registration bill by the due date?

Courses will be cancelled if payment is not received by the due date.

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What happens if I joined TuitionPay and my financial aid is approved afterwards?

Once your financial aid is approved and your awards appear on eSIMS, you must contact the Bursar’s Office to have your TuitionPay contract either modified or cancelled.

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When will I receive my financial aid check?

Calendars displaying the financial aid distribution dates are available for students online at www.york.cuny.edu/administrative/finaid/forms and in Student Financial Services, room 1M08. 

The City University of New York will mail all financial aid checks to the address used on your FAFSA form.  Financial aid checks also can be directly deposited into either your savings or checking account.  The Financial Aid Direct Deposit Form can either be picked up at the Bursar’s Office or downloaded from the Bursar’s Office web page.

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Do I need to complete a Financial Aid Direct Deposit Form each semester I am enrolled at York?

No.  You do not need to complete a new financial direct deposit form each semester.  However, should your banking information change, you must inform the Bursar, of such change, in writing.

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How can I settle my bill with a third-party voucher?

York College will accept vouchers from employers who agree to make payments directly to the college. Employee reimbursement plans are not considered “third-party vouchers” and will not be accepted.

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If I owe money for a previous semester, will my account be blocked?

BURSAR STOPS will be placed on student accounts with outstanding balances. A BURSAR STOP prohibits students from registering for future courses at the college and accessing their records, such as receiving copies of their transcripts and grades.

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Can you mail my employee paycheck?

Faculty and staff members must complete a Payroll Mailing Card, indicating the checks they wish to have mailed, and provide the Bursar’s Office with postage.

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How can I purchase a parking permit?

Faculty, staff, and students must complete a parking permit application and present their validated York College ID cards, driver’s license, and vehicle registration to the Office of Public Safety and Security. Students may be required to provide proof of their registration.

Parking permit payments are collected at the Bursar’s Office. The Office of Public Safety and Security will issue the permits.
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I registered for the upcoming semester. When will my registration invoice be mailed to my home?

Effective Winter Session 2011, the Bursar's Office will no longer mail registration invoices.  Students must access their registration invoices online at eSIMS, which is located on the CUNY portal at www.cuny.edu.

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I am filing my taxes and need proof that I paid for school. When will I receive my 1098T form?

1098T forms are mailed directly from The City University of New York to the students' homes.  The forms are mailed out by January 31st.  If you have not received your 1098T form by February 15th, contact the Business Office at 718.262.2113. 

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