Making Payments Online - e-Check/Credit Card

Our online
payment portal is the easiest way to pay your tuition. With just a few clicks, you can view your bill, select your payment options, and complete your transaction securely. Follow the steps below to access your account and make a payment.

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Enhanced Credit and Debit Card Payment Options for Tuition and Fees 

This is to advise you that CUNY has made changes to the procedures for using a credit or debit card for tuition and fees payments.  CUNY is committed to providing its students with the highest level of service.  Therefore, CUNY has enhanced credit and debit card payment options for tuition and fees.

Previously, credit or debit card payments were limited to only those individuals participating in the Payment Plan. Effective August 2019, students now have the option to make one-time tuition and fees payments through CUNYfirst Self-Service (gateway).  Electronic payment options for the gateway now include credit and debit card as well as eCheck. (An eCheck is an electronic version of a personal check used to make payment online.  Similar to a personal check, the funds are taken directly from the student’s bank account.)

CUNY is working with Nelnet Campus Commerce (Nelnet) to provide you the credit or debit card payment option through CUNYfirst.  Nelnet will charge a service fee of 2.65% for each card payment you make.  The service fee is based on your tuition and fees payment amount.  Nelnet will advise you of the service fee amount before you decide whether to use a credit or debit card to pay your tuition and fees.  The service fee is in addition to the tuition and fees payment and will appear as a separate charge on your cardholder statement.  CUNY receives no part of the service fee.  Be sure to note the service fee amount before initiating your credit or debit card payment.


Other Payment Options

In Person Payment

We accept cash, checks, and money orders only.


By Mail

When sending payment by mail, please allow sufficient delivery time to ensure timely arrival. 


CUNY Payment Plan

Secure your future with a CUNY tuition payment plan through Nelnet.