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 an interest-free pre-payment plan during the fall and spring semesters that allows students to spread their tuition payments over a five-month period. Students will be charged an $40.00 non-refundable enrollment fee.The payment plan is offered for the current semester only.  Students may not join the payment plan for prior semesters.

    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.  You may also watch the payment plan video by clicking this link:


    Credit card payments must be made online. Log onto your CUNYfirst account and choose to either pay your tuition with a MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express card.  eCheck payments, which electronically debit either your checking or savings account are also available on the CUNY portal.  After making your online payment, print and save your payment confirmation page.  Students will not receive a validated bursar's receipt.

    CUNY has changed its procedure for those students choosing to use credit cards as a method of tuition payment.  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.  Visa cards will not be accepted and credit card payments will neither be accepted at the Bursar's Office service window .

    Also effective August 11, 2008, tuition payments can be made by eCheck.  Your checking or savings account will be debited electronically, without paying a convenience fee.  It is advised that students carefully enter their checking and savings account information to ensure the college receives payment, to avoid reprocessing fees, and loss of checking writing privileges on campus.  If an eCheck payment is returned for any reason, the student's check writing privileges on campus will be revoked.

    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.

    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.  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. 

    Effective August 11, 2008, credit card payments will not be accepted at the Bursar's Office service window.  Credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express) will be accepted only online.  Please note a non-refundable convenience fee will be charged to your credit card account when paying your tuition with a credit card.