Office of the Bursar

94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
Room AC 1H01
Jamaica, NY 11451

Students are responsible to Drop Courses Before the First Day of Classes to Avoid a Tuition Liability.

Payment Methods

Ways to pay bursar bills.

Students may elect to pay their tuition and fees using the following methods during registration:

    Nelnet - Tuition Payment Plan

    Nelnet, offers interest-free plans that allows students to spread their tuition payments up to a six month period. Students may pay the payment plan by either using credit cards or ePayments.  The enrollment fee for using the credit card option is $95 per term.  Please note this fee replaces the 2.65% convenience fee previously charged for all credit card transactions.  Alternatively, if you opt for direct withdrawals from a bank account, a discount will be provided which will lover the enrollment fee to $40 per term.

    Students who are interested in using the paying plan must an enroll online by logging onto their CUNYfirst self service accounts and following the navigation:  Student Center>> Finances>> and select Enroll/Manage Payment Plan.  For futher information and assistance, call 1-888-470-6014.  


    Please be advised that effective March 13, 2016, The City University of New York (CUNY) will be making revisions to the procedures for utilizing a credit or debit card for payment of tuition and fees. 

    • Effective March 13, 2016 students will no longer be able to use credit or debit cards to make payments on CUNYfirst for Spring 2016 tuition and fee charges and/or past due balances.  Only cash, certified checks, money orders, and personal checks (as long as your check writing privileges have not been revoked), will be accepted for tuition and fee payments at the Bursar’s Office service window.  If you intend to pay any outstanding balances by credit or debit card for the current Spring 2016 or prior semesters, please be sure to do so by March 12, 2016.
    • For all future semesters/sessions, all credit and debit card transactions will be processed via Nelnet, the CUNY Payment Plan, which can be accessed through CUNYfirst Self Service.  The payment plan provides you and your family the option of paying tuition and fees over a period of up to six months. This flexibility enables you to reduce the burden of paying all tuition and fees prior to the start of the academic term. This payment plan is an interest-free benefit to you and your family.
      If you choose the credit card payment option, the enrollment fee for the payment plan is $95 per term.  Please note, this fee replaces the 2.65% convenience fee previously charged for all credit card transactions.  Alternatively, if you opt for direct withdrawals from a bank account, a discount will be provided which will lower the enrollment fee to $40 per term.
    • The eCheck payment option through CUNYfirst Self Service continues to be an alternative payment option that is cost effective since it does not require an enrollment fee.

    If you would like additional information, please see CUNY’s website

    Drop Box

    For the convenience of students who are unable to transact payment during the regular business hours, payment can be deposited in the Bursar’s Drop Box located in the Public Safety Office. Please do not deposit cash in the drop box.  Receipts for paid parking permits will be returned to the Public Safety Office.  Tuition and fee payment receipts will be mailed to the student's home address noted on CUNYfirst.  Students are urged to contact the Bursar's Office in the event their CUNYfirst accounts are not credited within 5 business days.

    In Person

    Students who wish to make their registration payment in person may do so at the Bursar's Office. The Bursar's Office is located in the Academic Core Building, in room 1H01. All transactions and method of payments (cash, checks, money orders, and third party vouchers) are accepted.Payments Collected will be applied to prior years debt first. Partial payments on registration transactions are not accepted.  Please note personal checks are not accepted for prior semesters.  All checks must be made payable to York College and have a current date.  Post dated and third party checks are not accepted.  Students whose personal checks and/or eChecks have been returned by the bank as uncollected are not permitted to use checks for future payments. Credit card payments are not accepted at the Bursar's Office service window.