Please note that we will only respond to student inquiries that use their CUNY SPH student email account to ensure security verification.
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 email@example.com 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.
For instructions regarding payment submission by wire transfer, contact the Office of the Bursar via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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 mycollegepaymentplan.com/CUNY
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:
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 email@example.com, however all originals MUST be received by our office for recordkeeping. Your sponsor’s voucher/letter should include the following:
|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 Bursar@sph.cuny.edu.
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.
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.
What are the benefits of this service?
Some of the benefits of using GlobalPay for Students include:
The payment process varies depending on the payment option that you select.
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.
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.
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.
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.