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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. The college is currently closed.  Students may forward their inquiries to

Payment Methods

Ways to pay bursar bills.

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

Nelnet - Tuition Payment Plan

Nelnet offers interest-free plans that allow students to spread their tuition payments up to a six month period. Effective summer 2020, the enrollment fee is $25 per term. Students may enroll in the  payment plan by using credit cards, automated bank payments or eChecks. 

Students who are interested in using the paying plan must enroll online by logging into 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. A 2.65% charge is 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 not 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 payments during regular business hours, payments can be deposited in the Office of the Bursar Drop Box located in the Public Safety Office, located in the Academic Core Room 1M08. 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 students' home addresses 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 in-person payments may do so at the Office of  the Bursar, located in the Academic Core Building, Room 1H01. All transactions and the following methods of payment are accepted: cash, checks, money orders, and third-party vouchers.  Payments collected will be applied to prior debts 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 for any reason are not permitted to use checks and eChecks for future payments. Credit card payments are not accepted at the Office of the Bursar service window.