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Administration: The Office of Financial Operations - Bursar Office

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Tuition and Fee Payments

What forms of payment do you accept?

The Bursar's Office accepts payments by cash, check or money order. Payment can also be made online using an Electronic Check. A Payment made using an Electronic Check is free of charge. Please enter your bank account and routing numbers carefully - a $20.00 fee will be assessed to your account for all returned EFT payments.

I have registered for class(es) but have not received a bill. Can I make an online payment?

Yes, log onto your CUNYfirst account to view the class(es) you have registered for and to see your account balance. Please be sure to make your payment before or on the due date.

As a student, how do I pay online?

Log onto your CUNYfirst account.

  • Select the “Semester Bill” from the menu, and click on the semester you wish to pay.
  • To make your payment, click on the “Pay Now” tab at the bottom of the screen.

Will I get a receipt in the mail?

No, you will not receive a receipt in the mail. Bills and receipts are no longer mailed out. To view your account balance, and verify that a payment was made, you can log onto your CUNYfirst at any time.

Can someone else pay my tuition for me?

Yes, someone else can pay online for you; however, they must be able to access your CUNYfirst account in order to do this.

If I drop my class will I be charged or will I receive a refund?

You may be liable for percentage charges for holding a seat. For the refund schedule for a particular semester please review the corresponding Academic Calendar for Last day to drop for 100% refund, Last day to drop for 75% refund, Last day to drop for 50% refund and Last day to drop for 25% refund.

I forgot my CUNY portal username and password, can I still pay online?

No. If you have forgtten your CUNY portal password, click on the “Forgot your password?” link onto the CUNYfirst login page, and enter your username where indicated. If it matches an existing account, CUNY will send a new password to your registered e-mail address.

If you have forgotten your CUNY portal username, please contact the Lehman College help desk.

  • by telephone at 718-960-1111
  • by email at