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 allow students to spread their tuition payments up to a six month period. Effective spring 2020, the enrollment fee is $40 per term. Students may pay the payment plan by  using credit cards, automated bank payments or eChecks. 

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 further information and assistance, call 1-888-470-6014.


  • Payment for tuition and fees can be made on CUNYfirst using American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. There will be a 2.65% charge assessed for each transaction. Credit card payments are not accepted at the Office of the Bursar service window.
  • The eCheck payment option through CUNYfirst Self Service continues to be an alternative payment option that is cost effective and does charge a service fee.

If you would like additional information, please see CUNY's Advisory: Enhanced Credit and Debit Card Payment Options for Tuition and Fees 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 Office of the Bursar 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 Office of the Bursar 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 Office of  the Bursar, located in the Academic Core Building, 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. Postdated 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 Office of the Bursar service window.