Payment Options

By Mail

Check and money order payments can be mailed to the Bursar’s Office. Make checks payable to “CUNY Graduate School of Public Health.”

Check or money order payments can be mailed 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

Be sure to include your full name, semester for which you are paying, and your CUNYfirst EMPLID number on the check or money order. Please allow 5 to 10 business days for the receipt and processing of all mailed payments.


Due to COVID restrictions and our hybrid schedule, if a student wishes to come in to submit a payment, please contact our office first via email at for more information.

The Bursar’s office only accepts Checks and Money Orders as in-person payment. Cash and Credit card payments are not accepted in person.

Wire Transfer

For instructions regarding payment submission by wire transfer, contact the Office of the Bursar via e-mail at When submitting a wire payment, please ensure that the student’s full name and EMPLID are included, and that the payment does not exceed your total tuition and fee amount. For wire transfer payments received in excess of the tuition balance, any excess payment amount will be returned to the issuing bank.

You can pay tuition and fee charges with American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover card online. You will be charged a 2.65% service fee for one-time, online credit card payments.

Credit card payments can only be made through your CUNYfirst account, where you will be presented with a tuition and fee bill.

Credit Card Payment Instructions

Log into CUNYfirst, go to Student Center and select Financial Account. On the left hand side menu, select “Make a Payment”. Make sure your pop-up blocker is disabled. You will be re-directed to another page, on the left-hand side menu select View and Pay Accounts, and then select “Make a Payment”. Your institutions will be listed along with the balance for each. Select your institution, enter the amount you wish to pay and from the Pay Using drop down menu select “Credit Card”.

E-check payments will only be accepted through your CUNYfirst account, where you will be able to view your tuition and fee bill. Please have your bank account and routing numbers available when making your online payment and enter the numbers carefully. There is no service fee associated with the e-check payment option.

E-Check Payment Instructions

Log into CUNYfirst, go to Student Center and select Financial Account. On the left hand side menu, select “Make a Payment”. Make sure your pop-up blocker is disabled. You will be re-directed to another page, on the left-hand side menu select View and Pay Accounts, and then select “Make a Payment”. Your institutions will be listed along with the balance for each. Select your institution, enter the amount you wish to pay and from the Pay Using drop down menu select “eCheck”.

Pay your bill by making monthly payments through a tuition payment plan. Students can sign up through Nelnet for upcoming terms. The plan provides students with the option of paying tuition and fees over a period of up to six months for the Fall and Spring terms and up to three months for the Summer term.

To enroll, first disable pop-up blockers, log on to CUNYfirst > Student Center, under Financial Account select the institution and click on the left hand side menu Payment Plan. You will be re-directed to the QuikPay site for CUNY. Select the Payment Plan tab to see if you are eligible for the Nelnet Tuition Payment Plan. You must be registered in order to enroll in a tuition payment plan.

For additional help, please call Nelnet at 888.470.6014 or visit

Please see this flyer for additional information.

CUNY waivers are applied to student’s tuition charges up to six CUNY graduate credits (dependent on title) for each of the fall and spring semesters (excluding summers) at the New York State resident rate.

CUNY waivers are honored as long as students remain in good academic standing.  If students fail to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards by the end of the term, waivers are revoked and students are responsible for their semester’s tuition and must pay the liability at the attending college.

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.

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 at least 30 days prior to the tuition payment deadline each semester. You can email your third party payment document to, however all originals MUST be received by our office for recordkeeping. Your sponsor’s voucher/letter should include the following:

  • Student’s Full Name
  • Student CUNY EMPL ID
  • Amount Awarded
  • Semester(s)
  • Sponsor/Employer’s company name, address, and invoicing instructions/requirements

Important Notes

  • Payment letters will only be accepted, if they are not contingent upon particular grades being earned.
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance letters where payment will be reimbursed directly to the student after the term is over is not an acceptable form of payment or a valid letter of credit. Students are expected to make payment arrangements before the start of the term, regardless if a third party is reimbursing you directly.
  • 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.
  • If your third party payment document is not sufficient to cover your tuition and fee bill, you are responsible for paying the remaining balance prior to your payment deadlines.
  • Students will be held liable for their tuition and fees if the school does not receive payment from sponsoring organization.

Current Third Party Payees

1199 SEIU TUF, GNY, Home Care, & City Fund Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein
AARP via EdCor New York City Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene
Acces-VR New York University Langone via EdCor
AmeriCorps New York Presbyterian via EdAssist/Bright Horizons
Commission for the Blind Planned Parenthood
Harlem Children’s Zone Research Foundation
Institute for Family Health  

For additional help regarding third party payments, please call the Bursar’s Office at 646.364.9550 or email us at

Students must adhere to their contract requirements in order to receive this tuition remission or scholarship award at the New York State Resident Rate, listed on our Tuition and Fee page. If students do not maintain their required enrollment status (full/part-time), they will lose the remission/award and will be responsible for paying tuition. Tuition remission and scholarship awards are posted to student accounts once the semester has begun after the last day to drop a course, which can be found on the SPH Academic Calendar per term. Students are responsible for making payment arrangements for any balances not covered by their remission/award via our list of payment options by the established payment deadlines per term. Failure to make payment arrangements by the payment deadlines will incur a bursar hold and $15 late payment fee. A bursar hold prevent students from registering for a future term, acquiring a transcript and receiving their diploma or other college documentation.

CUNY and Convera GlobalPay for Students have partnered through Nelnet to provide a convenient way for you to make payments for your tuition and other fees. This allows you to pay in your home currency, either online or by bank transfer, with competitive exchange rates and takes the stress and uncertainty out of paying for your tuition.

For more information on Convera, please see the downloadable flyer here.

International payments are fast and easy with GlobalPay for Students

For downloadable instructions on how to make payments, see the flyer here.

1. Log into CUNYFirst
Go to your Student Center and select the Financial Account tile. Then click on the Make a Payment button.

2. Enter details
Select View & Pay Accounts from the left-hand menu. Enter the payment amount for each college. From the drop-down select International Payment.

3. Get quote
– Choose the country you’re paying from and enter payment details.
– Select your preferred payment method.

4. Make a payment
Online: Select from a variety of providers including AliPay, SOFORT, Unionpay, POLIpayments, WeChat Pay, iDeal, and Trustly.
Bank transfer: receive payment instructions that you can use online.
In-person: receive payment instructions that you can take directly to your bank for easy processing.

5. Once your payment is made, track it online or via text message updates.

Please see this website for step-by-step instructions on how to pay using GlobalPay.

Why Use GlobalPay for Students and How it Works

What are the benefits of this service?

Some of the benefits of using GlobalPay for Students include:

  • Pay in the currency of your choice and enjoy multiple payment options.
  • No hidden charges or receiving bank fees. You can pay from anywhere, and anyone can pay for you.
  • Your funds arrive at your institution quickly and in full.
  • We hold your exchange rate for 72 hours.
  • Price Guarantee
  • Track the status of your payment online.

How does it work?

The payment process varies depending on the payment option that you select.

  1. First, you will be asked to select the country you are paying from and the types of fees you are paying.
  2. Then, you will be shown your payment options and the amount owed.
  3. You will need to provide your name and address and some information about who is making the payment.
  4. After this step you will be directed to complete your payment through the provider that you selected.

How much does it cost to make a payment on GlobalPay for Students?

The cost of making a payment through GlobalPay for Students is built into the quote you generate on the platform. You can expect to pay no additional charges or receive bank fees. We provide one of the most competitive payment networks in the world that offers a more direct path to moving your funds across the globe. That is why the risk of unexpected intermediary bank fees is lower than through other providers.

To give you added confidence that you are getting a competitive price, we are pleased to offer the Convera GlobalPay for Students Price Promise. If you are quoted a lower total price to transfer your payment to your institution, we will match that price.

Click here to read about Western Union’s Best Price offer and to learn more.

What are my payment options?

GlobalPay for Students offers several different secure payment options online and offline for students across the globe. Depending on where you are making your payment from GlobalPay for Students allows you to make payments through providers such as UnionPay and Alipay in China, ICICI in India, Sofort and iDEAL in Europe, and Hana Bank in Korea. Students also have the option to make payments directly from their bank account in participating countries.

When should I make my payment and how long will it take for the University to receive my payment?

Depending on the payment method, it can take between 3-6 days for your payment to update to your CUNYfirst account, unless further information is required to assist with compliance.

To track the status of your payment, click here.

I need to make more than one payment – can I use the same quote and reference number?

The quote and reference number we provide are for one-time use only. They cannot be reused for other payments. Please obtain separate quotes for each payment you will be making.

So if you are splitting your payment using multiple payment options, or if you need to send an additional payment, please log into CUNYfirst to make a separate payment and get a new quote.

Who do I contact if I need additional support?

Convera is available if you need additional support. Email or fill out their Contact Us page.