Payment Methods

Online Payment

Online (e-check or credit card)

Payments can be made online by logging into your CUNYfirst account.

This informative video shows how to submit an eCheck payment or see the details below.

  • To make a one-time online payment, please log on to your CUNYfirst account and select the "Student Center" tile. Please make sure that your pop-up blocker is disabled.
  • Select the "Financial Account" tile from your Student Center. You will see a screen that displays all of the CUNY schools (past and present) associated with your EMPLID. Next to each school will be a payment amount box.
    • The payment amount box for each school will be populated with a dollar amount if you have a balance with that school or it will be blank if there is no balance.
    • For your balance, you can choose to pay the entire amount in the payment amount box.
    • Alternatively, you can choose to override the pre-populated amount and enter the amount you wish to pay in the payment amount box next to the school you want to pay.
    • DO NOT enter amounts into payment amount boxes of schools with no amounts due. If you do, a payment will be made to that school.
  • After you enter your bank information you will see a screen asking: "Is this eCheck information correct?" Before you finalize your payment, review your payment information to:
    • Make sure you are only sending money to a school where you have outstanding charges.
    • Confirm the amount. If the information is wrong, please cancel and start over.
    • If the information is wrong, cancel and start over.
  • If you finalized an incorrect payment, immediately contact the Office of the Bursar of the school you made the payment to.

There is a 2.65% service fee (of the full payment submission) charged for a credit/debit card payment. There are no additional fees for using the eCheck option.

Mail or In-Person* Payment

Personal Checks/Money Order

Please send checks or money orders, made payable to CUNY School of Professional Studies, to:

CUNY School of Professional Studies
119 West 31st Street, Suite 123
New York, NY 10001
Attn: Bursar Office

Please be sure to include your full name and EMPLID ID on your payment. We do not accept cash or credit cards in person. We cannot process payments over the phone.

Tuition Payment Plant

Students can sign up for a payment plan through Nelnet for upcoming terms. The payment plan provides students with the option of paying tuition and fees over a period of up to six months for the fall and spring semesters. The amount of payments is dependent on the date a student enrolls in a payment plan. This flexibility enables students to reduce the burden of paying all tuition and fees prior to the start of the academic term. The payment plan is an interest-free benefit to students. The enrollment fee for the payment plan is $25 per semester. Please note that there is a 2.65% service fee for each credit card installment payment. There is no payment plan available for the winter intersession, however, there is a payment plan available for the summer session. You must enroll in a payment plan by your payment due date even though the last day to enroll in a payment plan may occur after the date. Note:

  • The first payment is due upon enrollment.
  • Payment is automatically debited from your bank account or credit card on the 5th of each month. Any payments made before the scheduled installment date will not reduce the installment payment amount.
  • After the 7th day of the semester, payment plan amounts will be adjusted to take into account financial aid awards. Any change to your financial obligation will change your total payment plan balance.
  • There is a $30 returned payment fee per occurrence of a returned payment.
  • For more information, visit www.mycollegepaymentplan.com/cuny or contact Nelnet at (888) 470-6014.

To sign up for the payment plan:

  1. Students must log into their CUNYfirst account.
  2. Select the "Financial Account" tile from your Student Center.
  3. Select the "Payment Plan." (Make sure your pop-up blocker is disabled.)

Important Dates:

Spring 2023

Note that you must be enrolled in a payment plan by your payment due date even though the last day to enroll in a payment plan may occur after this date.

Third Party Payments and Vouchers

An official tuition voucher from your organization must be signed and submitted prior to the tuition payment deadline each semester. You can submit a copy of your signed tuition voucher via fax to (646) 664-8722, Attn: Bursar Office. Please mail the original copy to our office.

CUNY School of Professional Studies
119 West 31st Street, Suite 123
New York, NY 10001
Attn: Bursar Office

You will be responsible for any remaining balance after your voucher is applied.

Your voucher must be approved by your sponsor or employer in order to be honored and must be received by our office prior to the tuition payment deadline each semester. Your company's voucher should include the following:

  • Name
  • Amount awarded
  • Semester
  • Sponsor or employer's company name, address, and invoicing instructions/requirements

Students will be held liable for their tuition and fees if payment is not received by the school. Vouchers that reimburse the student based on grade performance at the end of the semester will not be accepted and students must satisfy tuition payment before semester payment deadline.