Payment Options

Payment Options

EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer) online

  • To make an online one-time payment, select the make a payment link in your Student Center.  Make sure your pop-up blocker is disabled.
  • Then select Make Payment from the left-hand menu.
  • 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.
  • Since each school is listed, each payment amount box either will be populated with a dollar amount if you owe money to that school, or will be blank if nothing is owed.
  • You can choose to pay the entire amount in the payment amount box.  Or 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 correctBefore you finalize your payment, review your payment information to:
    1) Make sure you are only sending money to a school where you have outstanding charges.
    2) Confirm the amount. If the information is wrong, cancel and start over.
  • If you finalized an incorrect payment, immediately contact the respective school’s bursar office.

For a video tutorial on making an online payment click here.


Money Order or Personal Checks

Money order or personal checks only are accepted at the Office of the Bursar in person or by mail.  Please make check or money order payable to CUNY School of Public Health, include student’s full name and SOPHAS/CUNYfirst Empl. ID and bring/mail to:

CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy
Attn: Office of the Bursar
55 West 125th Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10027

  • The Office of the Bursar does not accept cash or credit cards and cannot process payments over the phone.
  • To make a payment using a credit card, you must use the Nelnet Payment Plan.


Nelnet Payment Plan

Pay your bill by making monthly payments through a Tuition Payment Plan.  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 $95 per semester if you use your debit or credit card. If a student opts for direct withdrawals from a bank account, a discount will be provided which will lower the enrollment fee to $40 per semester. There is no payment plan available for the winter intersession, however there is a three month payment plan available for the summer session.  In order to avoid late payment fee, 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 payment due date.

  • The first payment is due upon enrollment in addition to the enrollment fee
  • Your monthly payment amount is automatically debited from your bank account or credit card on the 10th of each month
  • After the 7th day of the semester, payment plan amounts will be adjusted to take into account any financial aid awards
  • There is a $30 returned payment fee per occurrence if your payment is returned

To sign up for a Tuition Payment Plan:

  1. log into CUNYfirst Self-Service
  2. On your Student Center page go to Finances
  3. Select Enroll/Manage Payment Plan

For additional help, please contact Nelnet at 888.470.6014 or visit mycollegepaymentplan.

Also view How to enroll in a Nelnet Payment Plan (video tutorial)


Third-Party Payments, Vouchers and Waivers

An official tuition voucher/letter by your sponsor or employer must be approved in order to be honored and must be received by our office prior to the tuition payment deadline each semester.

You can email your third party payment document to, however all originals MUST be delivered in person or mailed to the Bursar’s attention.

  • Your sponsor’s voucher/letter should include the following:
    • Student Name
    • Student ID
    • 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.
  • Most third party payments do NOT pay for late drops during the first three weeks of classes. If you drop a class, please be prepared to pay for it.
  • Payment letters will ONLY be accepted, if they are not contingent upon particular grades being earned.
  • If your third party payment document is not sufficient to cover your tuition and fee bill, you will be responsible for paying the remaining balance.

Note that most waivers will not cover:

  • Student mandatory fees
  • Library charges
  • Late registration and/or change of program fees.

Waivers submitted after the first day of classes may not be accepted, and student will be responsible for paying tuition.


Graduate Assistantship Tuition Remission

Students must be enrolled full-time and adhere to their contract requirements in order to receive this remission.  If students do not maintain their full-time status, they will lose the remission and will be responsible for paying tuition.