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Payment Methods

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 selecting 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.
  • View the video with payment instructions: 

If you would like additional information, please see CUNY's  Advisory: Enhanced Credit and Debit Card Payment Options for Tuition and Fees website.


During in-person hours, the Office of the Bursar will accept payments in the form of cash, checks, money orders, personal checks, and bank checks.  Checks, money orders, personal checks, and bank checks must be made payable to York College, have a current date, and include the student's CUNYfirst empl ID number.  Postdated checks will not be accepted.  Credit card payments must be made online through CUNYfirst and are not accepted at the service window. Receipts will be issued for each payment received.  Please check the office website for our in-person window service hours.

Students may place their payments in our drop box located in Public Safety, Room AC 1M01.  Please put your payment in a sealed envelope, including your name, CUNYfirst empli ID number, and a daytime phone number. Do not place cash in the drop box. Receipts for tuition and fee payments will be returned by mail.  Parking permit receipts will be returned to Public Safety, which is responsible for issuing parking permits.