Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Tuition and Fee Payments

CUNYfirst has replaced eSIMS as of April 16, 2012 and impacted several aspects of your experience as a Lehman student, from registering for classes to accessing your records. Please note that you must claim your CUNYfirst account in order to register, search for classes, validate, view your financial information or make tuition payments.


Can I pay my tuition bill with a credit card?

Yes, credit card payments can only be made via your CUNYfirst account and will be processed by Lehman College's third party credit card processor. You will be charged a non-refundable convenience fee in addition to the tuition and fees. The College will not accept credit card payments directly at the bursar's window for the payment of tuition and fees.


Which credit cards are accepted?

American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover Cards are accepted.


As a student, how do I pay online?

Log onto your CUNYfirst account.


When will I get confirmation that the payment went through?

All online payments are recorded into CUNYfirst.


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/refunded?

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.


Will I get a receipt in the mail?

Bills and receipts will no longer be mailed out. However, you can log onto your CUNYfirst account to view you account balance at any time.


I have registered for classes but have not received a bill. Can I make an online payment?

Log onto your CUNYfirst account to view the classes you have registered for and your balance.

Last modified: Apr 17, 2014

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