Payment Options

Payment Options

EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer) online:

Please be advised that if you want to make a one-time online payment, CUNY recently changed their process.

Here’s what you need to know.

  • To make an online one-time payment, select the make a payment link in your Student Center on CUNYfirst.  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; and,
  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.


Money Order or Personal Checks

Money Order or Personal Checks are accepted through the mail.  Please make your check or money order payable to CUNY GSPHHP, include your full name and Sophas/CUNYfirst Empl. ID and mail to:

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

We do not accept cash or credit cards in person. We cannot process payments over the phone.


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 5th 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
Summer 2018
Enrollment Period Number of Installments Payment Schedule Begins on
4/26/18 – 5/29/18 3 6/11/2018

More information about the summer payment plan


Fall 2018
Enrollment Period Number of Installments Payment Schedule Begins on
4/25/18 – 6/26/18 6 7/10/2018
6/27/18 – 7/27/18 5 8/10/2018
7/28/18 – 8/27/18 4 9/10/2018
9/11/18 – 9/26/18 3 10/10/2018

More information about the fall payment plan


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

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


Third-Party/Other Payments

General Third Party Information:

  • All Third-Party Payments must be present on your bill prior to your due date. Estimates are not considered payments until funds are disbursed to the College.
  • 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.
  • All vouchers and payment documents, must be signed and completed accurately to be accepted
  • Payment letters will ONLY be accepted, if they are not contingent upon particular grades being earned.
  • You can email your third party payment document, however all originals must be delivered in person or mailed to the Bursar’s attention.
  • 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
  • All third party payment letters should include:
    1. Student’s Name
    2. Student’s EMPL ID
    3. Amount awarded
    4. Semester
    5. Third party payer’s name, address, phone number and invoicing instructions
  • If the third party does not pay all or part of the amount invoiced, the student will be responsible for this balance.


Tuition Waivers

All waivers must be received prior to the payment due date to avoid late payment fee charges.

Students should submit their waiver to the Bursar’s office and submit payment for any remaining balance not covered by the waiver.

Note: Most waivers will not cover:

  • Student 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.